If you need topical information in the areas of science, technology and patents, the FIZ Search Service is your ideal partner. Both customers without search qualifications and companies with staff shortages in the supply of information will benefit from a professional search carried out by our scientific staff.
The FIZ Search Service offers information on patent and non-patent literature in the fields of science, technology, and patents. To this end, our team mainly uses the information service STN. Other sources of information can be included upon request. We will work in close collaboration with you to ensure that content and objective of the search will meet your specific requirements. The results are processed according to your wishes.
All kinds of patent searches, for example:
State of the art
Freedom to operate (FTO)
Opposition search, invalidity search
Prior art searches
Patentability searches, novelty searches
Legal status searches
Chemistry and life sciences:
Searches for formulations
Chemical and physical properties
Toxicology searches and REACH
All topics from engineering and technology:
Patent and non-patent literature (NPL)
Use of specialized databases (e.g. automotive)
All searches can also be carried out as manual or automated monitoring.
FIZ Search Service tries to respond to all search requests. Just contact us, we will be pleased to send you an offer for your specific request.
Assistance by experienced staff
The experienced searchers will advise you in detail from the first inquiry to the completed search. The thorough preparation and development of the search is done in close dialog with you. Options for further processing of the results are also discussed with you. The team is very flexible and tries to implement your ideas for processing with regard to sorting, categorization or visualization. As a result you will receive a detailed search report along with the data that were edited according to your requirements.
Prices and Conditions
The prices for a search consist of the charges for the processing time (charged by 15-minute interval) and the costs for the online search and the display of information in STN.
If you would like us to perform a search for you, please contact us. We will be happy to provide you with detailed advice and a free, non-committal time and cost estimate. We will also inform you on specific funding possibilities.
Service for STN customers
The FIZ Search Service team can use a loginID you provide in order to benefit from your included STN advantages, e.g., subscriptions or GVP.
Implementation of scripts
Our Search Service team will be happy to implement scripts for automated STN search profiles in one or more databases for you. All features of the powerful STN retrieval language are available. Scripts are particularly useful for the following applications:
Executing manual alerts including searching in a multi-file environment
displaying results and generating one or more transcripts
For a free, non-binding cost estimate, please contact our FIZ Search Service team.
Service for FIZ PatMon customers
Our FIZ Search Service team selects the appropriate monitoring criteria and drafts and implements customized patent alerts for and in close collaboration with you. You will receive the monitoring results by e-mail directly from the FIZ PatMon account.
Please contact our FIZ Search Service team for a free, non-committal cost estimate.