Assisted patent landscape analyses online

Analyses are generally carried out via an online meeting platform. The basic conditions remain unchanged.


Information on other measures introduced by the IPI during the coronavirus pandemic.


Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

By participating in a one-day Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis together with a patent expert at the IPI, you can gain valuable insights into your technology sector and your competitors.

With a patent expert, you will compile patents in your technology sector. You will then examine the data and identify connections using suitable tools and analytical techniques.

With a Patent Landscape Analysis, we can look into:


We maintain complete confidentiality of all information exchanged between you and the IPI and of all search results.




Target group


The Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis is offered to representatives of the following target groups in Switzerland:


  • Innovative SMEs, start-ups, individual inventors
  • Public research institutes (higher education institutes, universities or institutions within the ETH Domain)

Scope and results


Based on the time and databases available, we can carry out an initial basic analysis of a general field of technology by applicant, number of patent documents etc.
For a more detailed analysis, an Advanced Patent Landscape Analysis is required, particularly if specific fields of technology, qualitative patent indicators or a larger number of documents are to be examined. You can find search providers on our advanced searches page.


You will receive a report with the results and up to 50 of the patent citations found. A list of all patent numbers in the technology field examined will not be provided.


Duration and location


The Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis takes a maximum of eight hours. It is carried out together with you at the IPI or via an online meeting solution.


It is also possible to carry out the search at a partner location via an online meeting platform. 






CHF 300 incl. VAT (IPI Fee Ordinance, GebV-IGE Art. 3 para. 2, only available in German, French or Italian). You have the right to a maximum of four assisted patent searches or assisted patent analyses within any twelve-month period.

You may eligible for a discount if you are participating in a funding programme.



Here you can find an overview of the IPI's basic conditions for an assisted patent search/analysis.


Request a search

Please complete and send us the online request form. And if you have any questions, we would be happy to answer them.


After the search

If you need further support in evaluating the analysis, we recommend seeking advice from a business consultant or a patent attorney. They will help you to interpret the results and plan your next steps. 

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