IP Research

Conducting of patent and further property rights searches

Prior to a registration for a patent, a registered utility model, a trademark or a registered design, the prospects of your invention or your design should be examined by means of a professional search in national and international databases. Thus, investments in the registration of property rights or the further development of a project will not be in vain.

The patent search is an important step in the process for applying for a patent. We examine the prior art, namely, we carry out a so-called novelty examination which is relevant for an assessment of the chances for success, and for the scope of protection that can be achieved with a patent. 

Beyond this, and within the framework of our patent search, a technology-specific market and competitive analysis can be carried out. In a concluding research report, we provide you with the results on the respective applications for protected rights. The investment in patent search usually pays for itself by avoiding wrong decisions that can be costly. 

Financial subsidies of up to EUR 1,575 are made available by the WIPANO funding program for small and medium-sized companies (service packages 1 + 2). 




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