Can your innovation be protected?

Is my idea new? Delve into this and other questions with an assisted patent search or an assisted patent landscape analysis. Together with a patent expert from your specialist field, find out whether your innovation can be patented and receive information that will help you make decisions regarding your innovation.    

Free assisted patent searches and assisted patent landscape analyses will be offered in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI). Those who apply for an offer of support from Innosuisse are entitled to a one-time assisted search. If needed, an assisted patent landscape analysis can be added to this assisted patent search. Below you will find the conditions for applying for each type of assistance.

IPI offering

Assisted Patent Search
Over the course of four hours, you will benefit from the knowledge of a patent expert from your specialist field. He or she will provide you with information on patents and patenting and search together with you in several databases. This will provide you with an initial overview of the state of the art and help you to assess whether your idea is new. The results will serve as an excellent basis for deciding on the next steps, such as applying for a patent or meeting with investors.

More information on the IPI website

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis
Within a single day, you will receive valuable information on your area of technology and your competitors. Together with an expert, you will first of all identify a core set of relevant patent documents from your technology sector. You will then analyse the data together and uncover the connections between them using suitable tools and analysis techniques.

More information on the IPI website

Who can register?

Applicants for an offer of support from Innosuisse can obtain a one-time assisted patent search and, if needed, an additional assisted patent landscape analysis. To register, you should apply directly on the IPI’s website via self-declaration.

The following table provides an overview of what the IPI offers and the conditions for each offer of support from Innosuisse:

Innosuisse support

Conditions

IPI offer

Innovation Check Approved application

Assisted Patent Search

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

Innovation Mentoring Approved application

Assisted Patent Search

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

Innovation Project Application under way

Assisted Patent Search

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

Start-up Coaching Approved application

Assisted Patent Search

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

BRIDGE Proof of Concept Request under way

Assisted Patent Search

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

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