Institute Publications

The IPI publishes studies on intellectual property issues at irregular intervals.


No. 9: IP support services for SMEs in Switzerland (02.2021)


No. 8: Potential to optimise the Swiss national patent system (05.2015)

Through interviews, surveys and an economic analysis, the study examines the extent to which the Swiss patent system could be improved.


No. 7: The Effects of Protecting Geographical Indications. Ways and Means of their Evaluation (07.2011)

In addition to two articles, this publication provides a methodology for evaluating geographical indications in terms of their economic, social and environmental impact.


No. 4-6: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) IP Reports

Three studies were written as part of the SME-IP Project on the many facets of SMEs' dealings with intellectual property and the support offered to them.


No. 3: Compatibility with the Patent Law Treaty of the obligation to disclose the source of genetic resources and traditional knowledge (03.2005)


No. 2: Options in the implementation of EC Directive 98/44 regarding the legal protection of biotechnological inventions (05.2004)


No. 1: Research and Patenting in Biotechnology - A Survey in Switzerland (12.2003)