Why Choose RWS for Patent Information?

Why Choose RWS?

Our Experience

We have 60 years of proven experience as the preferred search partner for global corporations and law firms, licensing organizations and tech transfer offices worldwide.

Our Team

Our qualified subject matter specialist searchers and local RWS representatives are on hand throughout the process. Our entire in-house team is technically qualified with science and engineering degrees and/or PhDs.

Our services are delivered by:

  • In-house, technically-qualified Patent Analysts
  • Study Managers, typically former patent examiners or attorneys
  • A Crowd of over 40,000 skilled researchers, the best of whom qualify as our Experts

Who is the Crowd? Learn more here.

Our Flexibility

We offer a complete suite of services ranging from in-house novelty searches to crowdsourced searches that will leave no stone unturned for high-stakes validity cases. Whatever your needs and budget, RWS has a solution to match.

Our Transparency

We work with you to define the best possible study strategy before proceeding. With AOP Connect, you can view your results as they are received in near real-time, as well as demographic information about the researchers active on your study and more, allowing you more insight into both the process and progress of your study.

Patent Information Resources

The key to our success is a blend of skilled in-house Patent Analysts and our uniquely skilled global Crowd, delivering unbeatable results through our proprietary, innovative platforms PatBase and AOP Connect™.

Learn more about PatBase here.

Learn more about AOP Connect here.

Our Quality

RWS was the first search company to receive ISO 9001 quality certification in 1992. Our rigorous quality protocols ensure consistency across all our platforms and offerings. RWS actively seeks to continually improve through case reviews and client feedback.

Search Strategies

Our Patent Analysts balance classification, keywords, applicant/inventor names and citations in our strategies to ensure the highest quality. Our searches are designed to best fit your objectives and budget while offering the most comprehensive coverage.

Absolute Confidentiality

All Analysts, Experts and our global Crowd of researchers are bound by non-disclosure agreements related to the searches they perform. Searches can be tailored for any privacy need – including invitation-only studies and privacy gating.

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