Level one: CrowdSearch
This search is open to the full crowd of +40,000 highly skilled IP researchers, each with their own search methodologies, professional backgrounds and personal resources. Primed for even the toughest litigation, this search offers the highest level of confidence in finding whatever it is you are looking for, whether that includes Non-Patent Literature or even physical evidence.
Level two: Invitation-only searches
These searches invite a set number of researchers (usually 4 or 10 researchers) based on their relevant industry experience, performance and availability. These searches are typically shorter in duration and more focused in scope than a full CrowdSearch; they are only available to those researchers who are handpicked to best match your search criteria.
Level three: Evidence of Use
Evidence of Use (EoU) searches map sets of claims from your patents to existing products and standards in the marketplace for the purposes of demonstrating use and value. EoU searches can also be used in mapping your current products to infringing or counterfeit products. These searches are most often performed with the full crowd, and, for patents, are run in batches of 10-30 for the best results. These searches allow you to filter through your full portfolio in a fraction of the time it would take to perform costly one-off searches.