Accelerated Examination Search

The Accelerated Examination Search greatly assists in the creation of an Accelerated Examination Support Document (AESD) by providing the required search history, relevance explanations for references, and application of relevant references to your claims.

In August 2006, the USPTO established procedures for accelerated examination of patent applications to reach a decision within 12 months. One requirement of these procedures is the submission of an AESD.

Cardinal’s detailed search history demonstrates that the search was conducted according to USPTO guidelines for the filing procedure. The search results are formatted to allow copy-and-paste incorporation into your Pre-Examination Search Document and AESD.

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easily create an AESD image

Search Strategy

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


References Cited

  • U.S. Patents
  • Published U.S. Patent Applications
  • Foreign Patents
  • Published Foreign Patent Applications
  • Non-Patent Literature


Delivery Methods

  • E-mail
    • Editable document of search history and analysis of references against the claims provided



Turnaround Time***

  • 5-10 Business Days

***All turnaround times are approximations and are subject to change.