The following questions often arise in the area of Intellectual Property:


“How does our patent situation compare to our competitors?”

“What aspects of technology should we focus future applications on?”

“Where are the technological white spots that we can obtain?”


This is where IP analysis come into play. IP analysis is used for two main applications: competitor analysis (“benchmarking”) and patent landscaping (also known as “white spot analysis”).

In addition to quantitative evaluation using statistical methods, there is also a need for a qualitative comparison of patent portfolios. For this purpose, Serviva uses its own Patent Quality Index.

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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:

3rd WIPANO funding phase launched with a focus on companies! 1