E-Discovery

Cardinal offers fast, cost-effective, and defensible solutions to help you manage your electronic data. Our experts can help you craft an E-Discovery roadmap from early case assessment to close of discovery and trial.

Why Choose Cardinal?
  • 100% U.S. owned and operated
  • All project managers are patent attorneys
  • Fast response times
  • Flexibile to adapt to client needs
  • Extensive in-house resources for quick start up of projects
  • Effective review through use of customized teams of technology experts
  • Clients include Fortune 500 companies and AM Law 100 firms
  • Prices are 20-30% less than most competitors
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Data Forensics


Cardinal deploys an elite team of data forensics experts who have extensive experience with how to most effectively and efficiently plan and execute the process of evidence preservation and collection.

Our forensics team can assist you with:
  • Preservation
  • Acquisition of most data sources including mobile devices
  • Data recovery and analysis
  • User activity tracking and analysis
  • Expert testimony

Early Case Assessment


Cardinal IP offers Early Case Assessment allowing clients to collaborate with Cardinal to filter items by file type and run complex queries to identify and tag items of interest.

By leveraging the features provided in Nuix, users can significantly reduce the volume of data that is passed on to the EDD processing by as much as 85-90%.

Cardinal’s Early Case Assessment includes one or more of:

Preliminary searches to assess claim viability, identification of key documents, compilation of search terms for your Rule 26(f) conference, and cost estimates should you proceed with the case. Early Case Assessment allows you to make informed and efficient decisions on the value of the case, saving you time and money.


Data Processing


We have developed a proven process for handling the complexities and large volumes of ESI. We recognize that significant cost savings can be accomplished through detailed processing. Therefore, we consult with our clients to determine relevant date ranges, file types, custodians and search terms to provide the most cost efficient and effective review. Through our use of industry-standard e-discovery platforms, we are able to dramatically reduce the reviewable data and pass those cost savings on to our clients.

Cardinal’s E-Discovery processing capabilities include:
  • Processing email and files to yield images, searchable text and metadata.
  • Processing hundreds of different file types simultaneously
  • De-duplication (MD5 and SHA1 hash), de-NISTing, and file type filtering
  • Full text searching with Search term reporting
  • Export to one of many industry-standard load file formats

Hosted Review


Cardinal offers both managed review and hosted review services. Our secure, cloud-based document review platforms allow our clients to have access to large or small data populations. Currently, Cardinal’s clients can choose between Relativity and Disco to conduct their review while Cardinal supports you throughout the process.

For managed review, we utilize our vast personnel resources across all technology areas to customize a review team based on the subject matter of the case. Review teams of subject matter experts ensures an efficient, comprehensive and accurate review of even the most complicated of documents.

Cardinal’s E-Discovery managed and hosted review capabilities include:
  • Cloud-based: review can be conducted and monitored at any time and any place
  • Customizable review workflows: Increased review speed
  • Comprehensive analytics and Technology-Assisted Review (TAR): QC decisions and validate tagging
  • Quickly retrieve, view, and annotate documents on-the-fly
  • Nested tagging layouts: group facts by category for quick retrieval
  • Advanced document searching: concept searching
  • Store and track your productions in one place
Invalidity Search Options
  • Basic Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Standard Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Premium Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote
  • Redbird Validity

    U.S. & Worldwide Patents + Patent Publications & Non-Patent

    Includes

    • Independent Claims Only (Single Inventive Concept)
    • Essential NPL Searching
    • Claim Mapping / Analysis Available
    • 5-7 Business Days
    Quote