Patent Search

Our in-house specialist department

Do you have a patent for your technology? Is your product infringing the intellectual property rights of your competitors? In view of the activities of your competitors, how successful are you likely to be with your patent application? Our experts cover the entire spectrum of patent searching – from the initial database request to comprehensive investigation of the state-of-the-art.

What can we do for you? We advise you in the following areas:

  • Search for patents, patent applications and utility models and procurement of literature
  • Novelty searches
  • Prior art searches for opposition and invalidity/nullity proceedings
  • Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches – for intellectual property rights of third parties which may be infringed by the production, marketing or use of a product or process
  • Name searches: Searching intellectual property rights of certain owners, e.g. intellectual property rights of competitors or inventors
  • Name searches: Legal status verification
  • Patent statistics and analyses, for example, relating to competitors
  • Monitoring of newly published intellectual property rights or intellectual property rights applications
  • IPC class monitoring: Monitoring specific technical areas by patent class
  • Keyword monitoring: Monitoring specific technical areas by keywords
  • Name monitoring: Monitoring specific applicants, e.g. competitors or inventors
  • Individual monitoring: Monitoring specific applications, patents or utility models
  • Searching design rights: Novelty searches, Freedom to Operate (FTO) searches, name searches, legal status verification
  • Monitoring of newly published design rights: Locarno classification monitoring (monitoring specific technical areas by Locarno class), name monitoring (monitoring specific applicants, e.g. competitors or designers)
  • Company searches: Carrying out company searches and procuring corporate information (e.g. excerpts from the commercial register)

Our strengths for your benefit

We have a specialist, in-house department with many years of experience in the area of patent searching. In particularly complex technical areas, we can further rely on our network of highly specialized, external patent searchers with whom we enjoy a longstanding, successful working relationship.