IP Research: Search & Solutions

At RWS, we understand that you need research to drive business in real-time and that the research needs to be high quality and predictable. Whatever your needs, RWS delivers actionable information in a format that helps you make the necessary decisions both efficiently and quickly.
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RWS IP research

When it comes to research, RWS offers the most robust intellectual property research services and tools available. From our market-leading patent search database, PatBase, to the world’s most comprehensive set of IP search solutions, RWS offers IP search services that can be aligned to any budget and desired outcome to drive your IP business.

RWS provides a full suite of research offerings to support your IP business needs

Every IP professional has at least one key responsibility for the company or firm. 

Whether that responsibility is driving innovation with strategy and new patent development, defending the enterprise and clients against attacks and lawsuits or even monetizing the IP portfolio from a business expense into a revenue generating asset, RWS can help. 

Combining in-house analysts, the Crowd and expert researchers from the Crowd allows RWS to deliver comprehensive solutions aligning client-matter risk profiles and budgets. RWS performs research to meet the realities of the client’s timeline. 

Innovate, defend or monetize – RWS has solutions to ensure that your IP is covered.

Our patent search services

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Novelty/patentability

A search to identify prior art that is material to the patentability/novelty of an invention.

Novelty/patentability
Validity
Freedom-to-operate
Landscape
Patent Watch
Evidence of use (EoU)

Novelty/Patentability +

Search name: Patent Scan
Who performs your search: In-house analysts
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Standard report (patents only)
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: Custom reports

Search name: Patent Standard
Who performs your search: In-house analysts
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Standard report (patents & NPL)
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: Custom reports

FTO/Clearance +

Search name: FTO/Clearance
Who performs your search: In-house analysts
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Standard report
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: Custom reports

Landscape/State of the Art +

Search name: Landscape
Who performs your search: In-house analysts
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Standard report
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: Custom reports

Patent Watch +

Search name: Patent Watch
Who performs your search: In-house analysts
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Standard report
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: Custom reports

Invalidity +

Search name: Validity
Who performs your search: In-house analysts
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Standard report (patents only)
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: Custom reports

Search name: ExpertSearch
Who performs your search: In-house analysts, two experts researchers from the Crowd
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Highlighted references
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: N/A

Search name: ExpertSearch+
Who performs your search: In-house analysts, four expert researchers from the Crowd
Duration: Two weeks
Results: Highlighted references
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: N/A

Search name: CrowdSearch Mini
Who performs your search: In-house analysts, ten expert researchers from the Crowd
Duration: Three weeks
Results: Highlighted references
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: N/A

Search name: CrowdSearch
Who performs your search: In-house analysts, expert researchers from the Crowd, full Crowd
Duration: Five weeks
Results: Highlighted references
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: N/A

Search name: CrowdSearch+
Who performs your search: In-house analysts, expert researchers from the Crowd, full Crowd
Duration: Three to eight weeks
Results: Highlighted references
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: N/A

Evidence of Use +

Search name: Evidence of Use
Who performs your search: In-house analysts, full Crowd, expert researchers from the Crowd
Duration: Four weeks
Results: Highlighted references mapping product literature to product claims
Platform: AOP Connect
Other Deliverables: N/A

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