Together with trademark law, copyright law, and design law, patent law ranks among the most important laws in regard to the protection of industrial property. Patent law regulates the rights on inventions, the prosecution of patent applications, and the effect of patents.

The following comments contain basic information on patents, in particular on Swiss and European patent law. The information given hereunder shall provide a basic introduction to patent law.

 

Turbo Generator

 

This figure from Swiss patent application CH46433 shows a turbo generator with a liquid cooled exiter coil. Applicant: BBC, Baden (today: ABB).