State of the Art

You will receive a custom quote for the State of the Art Search at a fixed price of CHF 1,622

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Groundbreaking technical inventions have led to the success of many large companies. The foundation for economic success is the protection of intellectual property through a patent. Unfortunately, not all inventions are patentable. Avoid unnecessary costs and determine as early as possible through a state-of-the-art search whether your invention can be protected by a patent.

An experienced patent expert with the necessary technical knowledge will thoroughly examine your invention and prepare a comprehensive report including a quote for the patent application.

About the Package

If you've invented something and want to know if your invention is patentable, then this package is perfect for researching the state of the art in the field. By conducting this investigation, you create the best conditions to proceed with patenting your invention.

Target Audience

Anyone can be an inventor! This package is designed for individuals, startups, SMEs, and large corporations.

Process and Duration

Researching the relevant state of the art typically takes about two weeks after the submission of relevant documents. Our experts will contact you shortly after the acceptance of the offer to discuss the next steps.


We conduct research in specialized databases to identify the relevant state of the art in the technical, chemical, or biological field of your invention. We provide you with a report containing the identified relevant documents and our assessment of the patentability of your invention.


Fixed price CHF 1,622 incl. VAT.

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Dominic Rogger

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What do I need to know about the state-of-the-art search?

It is crucial that you do not disclose your invention publicly before filing a patent application. Any disclosure (conference, exhibition, offer, etc.) can anticipate the novelty of your invention and prevent its patentability. Therefore, always file a patent first and then publicly present your invention.

A patent can protect any new and inventive technical solution to a technical problem.

The state-of-the-art search aims to determine the patentability of your invention. Based on the results of the search, a decision can be made whether to file a patent application. If the search reveals that your invention is not new, significant costs can be saved.

The invention must be described in detail in the technical documents so that a person skilled in the art can understand it. Additionally, claims must be formulated. These claims precisely describe the subject matter for which protection is sought in often complex language.

The preparation of technical documents is a complicated task that must be carried out with precision and the necessary knowledge in the field of patents. A poorly formulated application is often irreparable.

Furthermore, the application must be as complete as possible at the time of filing, as it is not possible to add information later.

Typically, it takes three to four years for a patent to be granted. However, from the filing date, you can disclose your invention and are provisionally protected. Additionally, it is possible to expedite the process if necessary.

With an accompanying search by the IPI, patent literature in the field of your invention is researched, and relevant documents are identified. However, the IPI cannot provide information on the patentability of your invention. Therefore, you must evaluate the relevant documents found to assess the patentability of your invention yourself. In contrast, our legal package includes both the search for relevant documents and their analysis, as well as an assessment of the patentability of your invention.

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