On this page we provide you the current official versions of our Invention Navigator versions for download.  You need this software to perform researches in the database Search4ip or to access your data in the company specific Knowledge Network. 

The download is valid for all license models of the Invention Navigator (R&D, Professional, Premium, Plus). The different features are controlled via your user account. When installing in the user directory, you do not need administration rights on your computer. After installation, the software automatically detects when a new version is available and then suggests an update.

Due to different system requirements in the companies (Windows versions and security issues) the setup is available as .exe, .msi or .zip package:

  • Setup.exe: "Run as administrator", installation in the program directory (all users)
  • MSI version: Installation in the user directory without PC administrator rights
  • Standalone file package, zip package. Useful if your computer does not allow installation

Note: Due to technical reasons we can no longer support ClickOnce. Please uninstall your ClickOnce installation and reinstall with the current setup. InventionNavigator version >= 3.0.1 or higher contains the new program update function which allows you to keep your program client up to date.

System requirements

Invention Navigator requires at least Windows 7 or XP and is otherwise only usable under certain conditions, see also System Requirements.pdf

Commissioning and configuration at the workplace

For commissioning in the company's internal network, please observe the following configuration notes INav3 configuration notes.pdf

Administration des Knowledge Networks

In order to assign rights on evaluations and folder/segments as an administrator of a company-specific Knowledge Network, you need the administration tool for the Knowledge Network: INav Knowledge Network Admin Tool

The necessary administration rights are assigned by SIP. Please contact us for further questions ( or by phone (+49 8024 46699-00).


Invention Navigator 7

In the year 2016 the Invention Navigator Portable will replace the die existing Invention Navigator 6 and 7. Support for Invention Navigator 6 Version ceased in 2013.

Conversion of INav 6.x and 5.x databases to INav 7 format

Please note that INav databases created with INav versions 5.x and 6.x can be used with INav 7 after conversion. However, it is not possible to use databases once opened with INav 7 with the older versions again.