Retrospective research



Search for property rights

Sources: patents, utility models (globally)

Types of searches:

  • State of the art
  • Review of the patent situation (novelty, innovation, objection, citation)
  • Competitor analysis
  • Trend analysis / Patent portfolio
  • Determination of patent families, legal status information, citations

Searches for scientific and technical information

Sources: technical periodicals and journals, books, dissertations, research reports, conference reports, conferences, institutions, material data, material properties, funding projects, standards (globally)

Types of search:

  • State of the art
  • Information on competitive institutions and experts
  • Citation search
  • Conference announcements
  • Hints on concluded and current funding projects

Search on economic information

Sources: business press, books, daily newspapers, management journals, entries in the register, auditors’ reports, reports of banks, annual reports and annual accounts reports, balance sheets, company directories, market research reports (globally)

Types of search:

  • Company information (e.g. credit rating, contacts, joint ventures, company networks and linkages)
  • Product information (e.g. manufacturers, suppliers, development trends)
  • Market and industry information (information about competitors)
  • Management know-how
  • Financial data and national economy data (e.g. balance sheets, statistics, market reports)
  • Tenders
  • Technology innovations


  • Advice on drafting and classifying the topic
  • Offers
  • Compilation of search reports
  • Online ordering of proven bibliographical data (Patents: PATONline + technical literature)
  • Conducting searches in the scope of funded projects provided by the Federal Government and the Free State of Thuringia
  • Immediate credit information about companies

We search in online-databases of following hosts


Are there any questions about searches? Contact us!

Fees, terms and forms


Dipl.-Ing. Bettina Töpfer
Leibnizbau Room 4180
49 (0)3677 69 4592
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Dipl.-Ing. M.A. Kerstin Buzziol
Leibnizbau Zi. 4210
49 (0)3677 69 4508
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Dipl.-Ing. Ina Bretschneider
Leibnizbau | Room 4180
49 (0)3677 69 4581
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Dipl.-Ing. Kathrin Herold
Leibnizbau Room 4210
49 (0)3677 69 4505
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