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Swiss Patent Information User Group

The CHPIUG is the Swiss (CH) Patent Information User Group.

Swiss patent information users from innovative companies and knowledge centers, in 2017, felt the need to launch a local community, the CHPIUG, to increase networking, sharing of information and experience, as well as having open discussions on their profession.

QPIP professional certification - Webinar

Dear CHPIUG members, dear Patent Information Professionals,

As announced in our September newsletter, the CEPIUG has now officially set up an international certification for our profession: QPIP (Qualified Patent Information Professional).
For experimented patent information specialists, the certification process includes a prior experience recognition window that opens the 10th of December and closes the 11th of March 2019.

In order to inform the Swiss patent information community, we invite you to join our webinar:

Thursday, December 13 2018 - 14:00

In case of interest, please fill the participation form at the following address:

Upfront of the seminar, you can download the QPIP rules here:  Articles and Rules or consult the QPIP website here:

The webinar is free for everybody but limited to professionals having their main IP activity in Switzerland. Due to possible limitation in webinar system, the first persons to fill the form will be accepted. CHPIUG members have a “safe spot” but still need to fill the form.
Do not hesitate to transmit this invitation throughout your Swiss patent information specialists network.

Best regards,
The CHPIUG committee


CHPIUG is a Swiss community created by patent information users for individuals involved in the search and use of patent information. CHPIUG provides a place for open discussion, unprejudiced and independent.

CHPIUG is driven by its members for its members and also strives to be the showcase of the profession towards the public.

Towards the public by the members

  1. To give market exposure to the profession of patent information experts
    • contact point (for new members,…)
    • showcase of the profession (job description,…)
  2. To provide a gateway to resources of PI expertise
    • general introductory courses (like WON/GO)
    • service providers

For the members by the members

  1. To share knowledge concerning the use of patent information
    • sharing experiences by the members for the members via different ways
    • developing best practices
  2. To organize training sessions for patent information experts with specific contents like
    • copy or repeat certain sessions that are of interest to the CHPIUG members
    • refer to courses with more extensive content
    • propose professionnal training sessions with commercial third party
  3. To interact with service providers active in the domain of patent information search engines, databases and related applications (statistical, business information, etc…)
  4. To interface with the national & international organizations on matters of patent information (WIPO, EPO, IPI, etc…)
  5. To follow up and be the point of contact with CEPIUG (among others) on the matter of examination & certification of PI specialists
  6. To share the calendar of events related to patent information
  7. To promote networking by sharing meta information (contact data of members, career opportunities,…) amongst their members.

Join us

Any individual with a professional interest in patent information and a main Intellectual Property activity in Switzerland can apply for being member of the CHPIUG, except for National offices employees or related.

Membership annual fees are:

  • CHF 150.- per year for professionals.
  • CHF 75.- per year for students and unemployed persons

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