Assisted searches

Get to the crux of the issue together with a patent expert from the IPI. You will receive valuable search results that will help you make decisions about your idea or invention.

 

The IPI offers various types of assisted search so that you can find the right one for you:

  

Put your ideas under the microscope with an Assisted Patent Search

We offer a half-day Assisted Patent Search to individual inventors and SMEs. A patent expert will provide information on patenting and together you will search in public patent databases. In this Assisted Patent Search you will gain an initial overview of the state of the art (also known as prior art) and assess whether your idea is new. The results serve as an ideal basis for your next steps, such as applying for a patent or meeting with investors.

  

Assisted Patent Search for the Promotion of Research and Innovation

We offer a full-day Assisted Patent Search for the Promotion of Research and Innovation to public research institutes, companies or institutions supported by a promoter of  innovation. A patent expert will provide information on patenting and together you will search in various databases. In this Assisted Search for the Promotion of Research and Innovation, you will gain an initial overview of the state of the art (also known as prior art) and can assess whether your idea is new. The results serve as an ideal basis for your next steps, such as applying for a patent or meeting with investors.

  

Gain an insight into competitors and technologies with an Assisted Patent Lanscape Analysis

We offer a full-day Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis to research institutes, companies or institutions supported by a promoter of innovation. Together, you and a patent expert will identify a core set of patent documents from your technology sector and then analyse the data. As a result of the Assisted Patent Langscape Analysis, you will acquire a solid basis for your business decisions.

  

  
  

Partnership with Innosuisse

Those applying for an Innosuisse funding programme can benefit from special terms for an Assisted Patent Search and a Patent Lanscape Analysis.

  
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