Infringement / Non-Infringement Search

An Infringement or Non-Infringement Search identifies patents having claims that may read on a prospective product or service.

Prior to conducting the search, Cardinal’s research team will work with you to establish the features of the product or service that should be considered for infringement. With this information, our experienced analysts will conduct a search, identify relevant patents, and highlight claims within the relevant patents  in the search report. The search scope may be limited to active U.S. patents, or  may be expanded to include foreign patent references.

Search Strategy

  • Identification of Best Fit Classes
  • Keyword Searching
    • Classification-limited keyword searching
    • Keyword searching not limited by classifications

 

References Cited

  • Active U.S. Patents

 

Reference Status

  • Status as reported on front page of Public PAIR
    (for all U.S. references in report)

 

Delivery Methods

  • PDF version of report (via e-mail)
  • IP Dashboard Search Report System (web-based report interface)
    • PDF copies of each reference
    • Zipped bulk download of all references

 

Additional Add-On Services

  • Published U.S. Patent Applications
  • Additional Jurisdictions
  • USPTO Maintenance Fee Payment Check
  • Estimate of Patent Expiration Date*
  • Additional Distinct Features**

 

Turnaround Time

  • 5-7 Business Days

*Cardinal uses a mathematical algorithm to determine an estimated patent expiration date.
This is for convenience only and is not a legal determination of the exact expiration date.
**Prices vary with extent and overlap with existing features.