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IN A SMALL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY IN THE EARLY 19th CENTURY THERE WAS A MAN WITH AN IDEA: A DEVICE TO MOUNT ON THE WHEELS OF HIS CART SO THAT IT WOULD NOT SINK INTO THE MUD. HE RUSHED TO THE CITY TO SELL IT.

BEING EARLY FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH A BUSINESSMAN, HE DECIDED TO PASS THE TIME BEFORE THE MEETING AT THE CINEMA, BUT ON THE SCREEN HE SAW SOMETHING HE WOULD RATHER NOT HAVE SEEN: A TANK. HIS INVENTION, THE TRACKED WHEELS, HAD ALREADY BEEN INVENTED.

The story in this film - "Der Erfinder" by the Swiss director Kurt Gloor - is emblematic of the importance of what is called "prior-art search": that is, checking if the idea is really new or if it has already been invented, thus avoiding a waste of energy, time and money, and being sure that it can be successfully presented in the most important markets throughout the world.

PROPRIA can help companies update their know-how in their field, monitor competition, explore new areas of development, ensure that the new solutions do not constitute infringement of patents, models or trade marks of others through searching and monitoring of specialized databases in Industrial Property.