Universities are prime movers in critical research areas. We at Cardinal understand the importance of protecting the intellectual property of your research staff and transferring the technology to successful development. Here, our veteran search professionals can help with the assessment of patentability, drawing on their subject matter expertise and utilizing the best strategies and technologies to efficiently uncover the information you need.
With every search project, you receive a report that maps the results to your search goals. In most searches, PDF copies of the references cited are accessible directly through our Search Report System. You will also receive a search history detailing the databases, classes and keywords used in the search. Standard search coverage includes English-based patent and non-patent literature, as well as English abstracts of many foreign language patents and published applications. Foreign-language specialists may be added to a project team to perform research on the full text of non-English documents. Each research project is facilitated by a project manager who is experienced in their technical field, and who acts as a valuable liaison – before, during and after each project.