Serviva attended the LES-Germany spring meeting in Frankfurt am Main on 18 and 19 April with Munich office manager Philipp Letz.

The excellently organised event with top-class representatives from industry, law firms and judges offered interesting presentations and discussions on the following topics:

  • How does the industry deal with the Unitary Patent (UP)?
  • Keynote speech on the Unified Patent Court (UPC)
  • The reform of the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation
  • Technology transfer agreements – The reform process from a practical and industry specific perspective
  • Antitrust law and licences – the Bundeskartellamt’s perspective
  • Patent pools and licences

LES-Germany spring meeting 1

With the publication in the Federal Gazette, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) has launched a new funding phase of its funding programme “WIPANO – Knowledge and Technology Transfer through Patents and Standards” for the years 2024-2027.

The WIPANO programme supports the use of the creative potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in particular that have not registered a patent or utility model in the last three years.

As part of the programme, companies can receive a grant of up to 50% of the costs of a patent application (legal and official fees). A prior art search is mandatory at the beginning of the programme. As one of the leading German companies in the field of patent searches, Serviva GmbH offers this service cost-effectively and in excellent quality.

Click here for the BMWK press release:

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Serviva was an exhibitor and participant at the PAFA conference in Hamburg for the first time in November 2023. Dr Lars Zanzig was at the new SERVIVA stand and had the opportunity to make new contacts.

At the PAFA conference there were informative and practical presentations and individual workshop modules for specialists and managers in the IP sector.

See you next time!

Serviva exhibits at PAFA conference for the first time 3

On 20 and 21 November 2023, Serviva GmbH was once again represented at Europe’s largest IP trade fair in Munich, IP Service World 2023.

We were there with our new stand, which received a very positive response from all sides.

Dr Lars Zanzig and Dr Raphael Jung were at our stand, where they had the opportunity to maintain customer relations and make new contacts.

Serviva GmbH will be present again next year at IP Service World in Munich.

Serviva GmbH – 15 years of success on the market 10

On March 9, 2006, Dr. Lars Zanzig and Dr. Raphael Jung founded Serviva GmbH, thus marking this year as the 15th anniversary of the company. The company’s initial focus on consulting services in the field of intellectual property management was quickly expanded to services in research, monitoring, as well as software distribution and integration. Offering excellent services with professional coworkers to a fair price determined the company’s philosophy from its very beginning and still holds truth today.

The new locations in Stuttgart and Munich as well as the subsidiary in Austria also enabled the continuous increase in the number of employees from initially four to more than 30 as of today.

“We are looking forward to more successful years with and for our customers!”


Dr. Lars Zanzig, Managing Director

Serviva – Experience Excellence.



The world of Intellectual Property (IP) has always been a pioneer in the global networking of people and ideas. The recent push towards decentralized and collaborative work is therefore only logical. Many professional tools are available for video conferencing and instant messaging communication, but does your IP management software in the company or law firm keep up with this pace of digitization? Does it also have the appropriate, secure technologies? Especially today, every department and every law firm needs a structure that enables decentralized work, e.g. from home, on the road or from several locations without complications, quality or security losses.

As a long-time partner of Patrix®, Serviva® has built up a wealth of experience in the field of remote working through a multitude of customer projects.

We know what you need to work well and efficiently. Suitably we offer the software tools that enable and support decentralized IP work.

Patricia® – In the latest version 6.0, the software Patricia® offers a variety of possibilities to enable decentralized IP work.

Patrica Extension “EDMS” – The extended document management system offers as an add-on the frequently desired feature of being able to access stored files and especially the associated documents from anywhere.

Patricia® Collaboration Portal (PCP) – This portal offers you secure access to the data you define from your intranet or from your demilitarized zone (DMZ) to the Internet.

Patent attorney Michael Fleuchaus outlines possible developments in the IP industry with regard to the home office and the changing requirements in an article worth reading.

Serviva® is the original service provider of the IP industry and will gladly support you with the introduction of tools and organisational structures that meet your needs.

Contact us!


Since March 2020 the completely newly developed Version 4.0 of the patent search software solution PATselect can be ordered.

“Our goal was to provide a clear and intuitively usable tool for users who regularly search for patent information. Our solution offers substantial advantages in terms of handling compared to the free offer of the patent offices”, explains the managing director Dr. Raphael Jung.

PATselect 4.0 is a web-based search solution, with which the search results can be marked simply and stored individually. The software interface can be used in 4 languages (German, English, French and Spanish). In addition, PATselect is characterised by a very favourable price. Further information about the product can be found here.

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The software manufacturer Patrix® has announced the launch of Patricia 6.0. In addition to a desktop version, a browser version will be available to the user as an add-on. The desktop application provides new functions on top of the usual ones. The new browser application was developed with customer demands in mind and is characterized by a user-friendly interface, an improved design and time-saving functions.

Synchronized web and desktop releases

The 6.0 web browser application represents a valuable addition to the Patricia software, as it enables client users to access data in real-time through any computer or mobile devices with an internet connection. The two-factor authentification ensures a secure connection. Besides, when upgrading to Patricia 6.0, every customer will have the option to access their data via two user interfaces.

Patricia 6.0 presentation

The new system, with a focus on the new browser application, will be presented at the Patricia User Group forum in Gothenburg on 9-12 May. Any client users or interested party not attending can contact us via email at to receive subsequent information.


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Release of Patricia 6.0 14

With the beginning of October the Serviva GmbH bundles support requests around the software product Patricia® (Patrix) at a central place. The customer hotline is primarily aimed at Serviva customers who need support with the use of their existing Patricia installation.

The hotline is manned on weekdays from 09:00-17:00 with a support employee specialized in Patricia questions.

Customer hotline Patricia® +49 30 8877 1333



From the 5th to the 7th of June 2019, Serviva GmbH was once again present as an exhibitor at the Patinfo Ilmenau. With over 350 participants and 40 exhibitors, this year’s motto was “IP and AI – Wishful Thinking or Reality” and the event’s main objective was to shed some light on the influence of artificial intelligence on the field of intellectual property rights.

Not only did Serviva participate for the tenth time in a row at the Patinfo, but it also co-sponsored Thursday’s evening event. The Patinfo in Ilmenau gave us the chance to meet with our current clients and to create new business relationships.