Technical areas

The particularly broad range of scientific and technical expertise gathered within IPP allows us to respond effectively regardless of the technical field your invention belongs to, particularly with regard to:
Pharmacology, biology, biochemistry and chemistry, for example microbiology, immunology, molecular biology (screening methods, signal transmission, new proteins, monoclonal antibodies), human and veterinary medicine, diagnostics, vaccines, human or animal nutrition, in particular clinical and infant nutrition, “nutraceuticals” or probiotics;
Mineral and organic chemistry, incl.  polymers, electrolytes,  solar cells, especially cells sensitized with dyes, medical or laboratory devices;
Physics, mechanics, micromechanics, electronics, acoustics, electricity, e.g.
mechanical watchmaking as well as electronic watchmaking, quartz oscillators, fuel cells, batteries, hardware (integrated circuits, etc.), software (search engines, internet platforms, etc.) or MEMS.

A Patent in a intellectual property right granted by a sovereign state to a first inventor or an assignee for a period of 20 years after filing. The patent is the object of offcial publications by patent offcies and, as long it lasts, a patent gives its owner the legal right to forbid anybody else from using the invention unless licensed for it.

A patent is a protective title guaranteed by the State which gives its owner exclusive rights over the products of the invention, including manufacturing, importing and sales. It is also an exchange between the public and the inventor through which the latter discloses his invention in return for exclusive protection for a limited period of time (generally 20 years). Thus, the patent is also a means of disclosing technology progress.
Patents create a monopoly position and enable research costs to be made profitable by exploiting the monopoly and possibly by granting licences. A distinction must be made between a patent application, which is the equivalent of a request, and a patent which is a title granted by an office generally after an examination.
Patents form part of the asset base of a business and consequently part of its value. Any business that wishes to formally protect its innovations must have a patent portfolio.

Courtesy of Herbonis AG
US Patent 8,465,781
JP Patent 5390594
CN Patent ZL2008 8 012 8743.X
EP Patent 2 265 277