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15. Who should conduct patent research?

Anyone can carry out their own patent research. As with all search engines, it is essential that you enter the right search terms in order to gain access to all necessary information. You can find free providers of databases with information on patents on the internet. The Patent and Licensing Service will be happy to assist you.

The Patent and License Service (PULS) also conducts patent research as well as literature and market research to assess patentability and the possible scope of protection when evaluating inventions.

There are professional researchers who specialize in this subject. You will also find information and research centers dedicated to conducting paid professional research, evaluating technology, and making property right strategy recommendations with the aid of market analyses.