Can your idea be patented?
Find out with an assisted patent search.
Anyone can access the information contained in patent documents. Let us introduce you to the benefits of patent searches and databases, which you can search yourself to obtain basic patent information.
Patent specifications are published worldwide 18 months after filing – meaning you have valuable up-to-date information on companies and new technologies available free of charge any time you need it. With a patent search, you can make good use of this information:
You can search yourself in various online databases in order to obtain simple patent information for free.
Searching for patents yourself
We provide inexpensive basic searches as an introduction to patents and patent applications.
Basic IPI searches
If you are looking for answers to specific questions and need a reliable basis for strategic business decisions, there are various providers who offer search services tailored to your needs.
Providers of more detailed searches
Successful interregional collaboration in the field of patents and health
21.11.2018 | Partners and initiatives
BioInnovation Day in Geneva – the IPI awards prizes for inventions
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève