Industrial property rights protect technical inventions.
Patente are granted for all technical inventions, provided that they are novel, based on an inventive step and capable of industrial application.
An invention is considered novel if it is not prior art.
It is considered to be based on an inventive step if it is not obvious from the prior art to a person skilled in the art.
- The patenting process – from start to finish
- Enforcement of property rights, in and out of court
- Prosecution of opposition, appeals, invalidity and cancellation proceedings before the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (EIGE) in Switzerland, the Federal Patent Court (BPatG) and Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Germany and the European Patent Office (EPO)
- Prior art researches around the world
- Expert opinions on the validity and infringement of industrial property rights
- Rating of property rights
- Property rights monitoring/infringement researches