IP Research: People and Resources

RWS has the largest and most talented pool of IP researchers in the world, combining a team of in-house subject matter experts with a crowd of over 40,000 skilled researchers. We will assign a carefully selected study management team to your project based on its scope and aims, aligning budgets and risk factors with desired outcomes to optimize your investment.
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Our study management team

Every study we perform is managed by our team of experienced and skilled research managers who, in addition to years of hands-on research experience, have advanced educational degrees including Ph.D.s, law degrees and experience as US patent examiners. Our study managers understand the technical aspects and legal needs required to construct and execute your research project. Working with you, we continuously tune and refine the project, from start to finish, to ensure the best possible outcome.

In-house analysts

Members of our talented team of over 30 in-house analysts work on every research project, from traditional to crowd-based searches, ensuring quality and consistency in every project we work on.

Our crowd

RWS has a crowd of over 40,000 researchers ready to address your needs. Spanning more than 170 countries and 140 languages, our diverse and highly skilled network will leave no stone unturned to deliver on even the toughest research challenges. 

Our crowd works on a highly cost-effective ‘contest’ pricing model. This means you could have dozens, even hundreds of researchers working for you, each one bringing valuable experience and expertise, with complete budget confidence.

Our study experts from the crowd

The best of the best of our researchers from the Crowd earn a “Study Expert” designation and can be made available individually for specific research. This enables us to take a smarter approach when assigning the right researchers to your project, getting you better results fast.

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