Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

Welcome to the Services Programme of the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property


All kinds of customized and standard searches, including validity, infringement, freedom to operate and prior art searches, chemical structure and biosequence searches and statistical analysis

Typical costs

Services are adapted to fit customer's needs.

Prices vary according to complexity of searches; hourly rate is CHF 240 plus database fees and 7.6% VAT.

For customers outside of Switzerland, invoices can be calculated in euros.

Itemized estimates gladly provided upon request.

Technical areas

All technical areas from life science and chemistry to physics and engineering


Requests, searches and reports in German, French, Italian and English;
searches in Chinese and other languages on request


Contact details

Tel: +41 (0)31 377 77 77
Fax: +41 (0)31 377 77 93


Main features

Customized professional searches of highest quality;
on request prepared in close co-operation with customers.

Delivery time by agreement, usually within ten working days.

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