Intellectual Property

Assisted patent searches for research and innovation

Until end of April 2024: You can draw on the knowledge of a patent expert in the relevant field for a day of assisted patent searches. The expert will explain how the patent system works and carry out a search of public patent databases with you. He or she will also give you an overview of the state of the art in your field, help you decide whether your idea or invention is new, and advise you on the next steps.

Assisted patent landscape analysis

Until end of April 2024: Proof of Concept fellows can gain valuable insights into their technology sector and competitors with a day’s assisted patent landscape analysis. An expert will work with fellows to identify patent documents relevant to their technology sector. Appropriate tools and techniques will be used to analyse data and identify connections.

The intellectual property Advisory Network

The IPI’s network of patent attorneys offers a free initial 45-minute consultation on protecting patents and software copyright. This initial consultation with a qualified patent attorney will take place at his or her office. Please directly contact the patent attorneys of your choiceExternal Link Icon.