Managed Docketing
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Managed Docketing

Corporations and law firms outsource payroll and human resources to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Lately, they have realized that the same benefits apply to outsourcing their docketing services.

Whether you continue to use your current docket software, or you choose to move to a new, fully featured docket solution like Cardinal’s IP Project Control, outsourcing your docket management deserves strong consideration. Our highly skilled and well-trained professionals provide complete service continuity.

Assets Managed

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Domain Names
  • Invention Disclosures

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Cardinal’s Docketing Solution Incorporates

People

  • Experienced Paralegals
  • Dedicated team
  • Responsive and accountable
  • 100% U.S. based

Best Practices

  • Eliminate risk of missed deadlines
  • Increase quality of communications
  • Receive customized reminders
  • Optimize internal productivity

Technology

  • Cloud-based software
  • Robust data security and backup
  • Fast onboarding, minimal practice disruption
  • Utilize Cardinal or third party software

Docketing Paralegal Services

It is difficult and expensive for corporations and law firms to hire, train, and retain skilled docketing staff. Let Cardinal IP solve your docketing problems. When staff members are sick, on vacation, or special projects come up, let our team of docketing experts allow your attorneys and paralegals to focus on higher value work. Cardinal’s 100% domestic and professional staff is ready to support your existing docketing on most third party docketing software, or Cardinal’s own IP Project Control.

Cardinal paralegals manage your docket with precision, adhering to strict due dates, and upholding premier docketing standards. Cardinal paralegals manage hundreds of thousands of matters for clients large and small. Well-versed in both patent and trademark procedures, our staff is trained to accurately and efficiently manage your intellectual property matters through well-documented, best-practice processes.

Docket Auditing

If you are not interested in fully outsourcing your docketing needs, many clients have engaged Cardinal to perform an audit  of the existing dockets. Third party docket auditing improves the quality of information your attorneys and paralegals rely on, and in many cases , decreases liability insurance costs.

IP Project Control

IP Project Control is a cloud-based docketing platform designed for full life-cycle intellectual property asset management. Clients with portfolio sizes ranging from tens of matters to tens of thousands of matters use.

IP Project Control to track a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Invention Disclosures
  • Domain Names
  • General Matters

Users can monitor case statuses, track due dates, and view full electronic tri-fold records in a single central repository. This affords users ready access to critical docket information.

Project Startup & Management 

Cardinal provides a smooth transition process to a fully-managed docketing solution. Based on our significant experience transitioning clients, our staff will work with you to develop a comprehensive project plan leading to service launch. We will coordinate the efforts of your attorneys, paralegals and IT staff, the USPTO, and other involved parties.

Legacy Conversion 

Legacy system conversion requires a working knowledge of both old and new systems. Cardinal’s team has a proven track record of successful migrations.

Software Features

IP Project Control delivers everything you would expect from an enterprise docketing solution as well as some additional features available exclusively through our platform.

Features include:

  • Flexible Reporting
  • Variable Permissions
  • Secure Authentication Options
  • Annuity Service Integration
  • Search Report Integration

Invention Disclosure Management

Cardinal offers an invention disclosure management system called IDEAS (Invention Disclosure Evaluation & Analysis System). IDEAS can be used as an integrated part of IP Project Control or as a standalone software solution.

IDEAS provides a simple online interface for your inventor community to submit disclosures. The intuitive design makes invention submission easy, and provides your inventors with information about where the disclosure is in the review or patenting process.

IDEAS helps your intellectual property team quickly move disclosures through the evaluation process by centralizing and facilitating:

  • Disclosure Resubmission Requests
  • Committee Review
  • Disclosure Combination
  • Patentability Searches & Results
  • Defensive Publications

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