Can your innovation be protected?

Delve into this question with an assisted patent search or a 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 search and patent landscape analysis 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 patent search. If needed, a patent landscape analysis can be added to this patent search. Below you will find the conditions for applying for each type of assistance.

IPI offering

Assisted Patent Search
For half a day you 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 public patent databases. This will give you a broad overview of the state of the art (also known as prior art) in the technology sector of interest. You can then assess whether your idea or invention is new and how you want to proceed.

More information on the IPI website

Assisted Patent Search for the Promotion of Research and Innovation
Are you working on an invention as a researcher in a public research institute? Are you thinking about patenting it? An Assisted Patent Search for the Promotion of Research and Innovation will help you with your decision. For a full day you will benefit from the knowledge of a patent expert from your specialist field.

More information on the IPI website

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis
For a full day you will receive valuable information on your area of technology and 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 yourself on the IPI’s website.

The following table provides a round-up of the conditions and IPI offering for each offer of support from Innosuisse:

Innosuisse support

Conditions

IPI offer

Innovation Check Approved application

Assisted Patent Search

Segment Patent Landscape Assistance

Innovation Mentoring Approved application

Assisted Patent Search

Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis

Innovation Project Application under way Assisted Patent Search for the Promotion of R&I
Start-up Coaching Approved application Assisted Patent Landscape Analysis
BRIDGE Proof of Concept Request under way

Assisted Patent Search for the Promotion of R&I

Segment Analysis Assistance

Last modification 14.02.2019

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