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.
You are eligible for an Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis if:
- You work in a research institute (in a public technical college or university in Switzerland or an institute in the ETH domain)
- You work in a company or institution supported by a promoter of research and innovation with whom we have concluded a framework agreement.
The search must serve a project run by your research institute or a project supported by a promoter of research and innovation.
Due to the time and databases available, we can only carry out an initial basic analysis. You will receive a report with the results and up to 100 of the patent citations found and the complete patent documents for up to 50 of these citations in a PDF file free of charge.
For a more detailed analysis, an Advanced Patent Landscape Analysis is required, particularly for thematic categorisations or if a larger number of documents are to be examined or legal status information included. You can find search providers on our advanced searches page.
The Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis takes a maximum of eight hours. It is carried out together with you at the premises of the IPI. It is also possible to carry out the search at a partner location via an online meeting platform.
Here you can find an overview of the IPI's basic conditions for an assisted patent search/analysis.
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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