best patent search firms and analytics service

The world's most advanced patent search and analytics service



Understanding your needs

We know from working with experienced litigators and patent practitioners that you have precise demands and expect search results to serve your purpose. Every aspect of Ensemble IP's operations is structured to ensure we meet all top needs of the legal and business communities:
Comprehensive search

Ensemble IP blends human expertise with proven technological tools (both Boolean and AI) to improve search results beyond what humans or machines can achieve by themselves - and beyond what our competitors can provide.

Quality and reliability

Ensemble IP implements a comprehensive business process to ensure that each project is scoped properly, searched extensively, and adheres to your budget and time constraints.

Custom requirements

We focus on what works for you. This may include searching in databases and languages of interest, using the same familiar analyst for all your projects, using multiple people when necessary, and adhering to your reporting formats.


We invented the modern patent search process to capture your scope and time requirements and provide a search that meets both.

Top needs of our clients
Over 20+ years our team has developed an in-depth understanding of the key needs of our clients
Need best prior artNeed best prior art
Need full transparencyNeed full transparency
Need strict data protectionNeed strict data protection
Need a quote with no commitmentNeed a quote with no commitment
Need white glove serviceNeed white glove service
Need peace of mindNeed peace of mind
Need a scalable solutionNeed a scalable solution

Our Services

It takes dedication to be the industry leader, and we would like to prove to you that we deliver the highest quality patent search services and technology studies on the planet.
For Legal Matters
Patent Searches
for Business Matters
Technology Studies
Pre-Filing/Batch Process
Custom-designed, cost-effective patentability search to provide corporations with multiple searches as they assess patentability and decide whether to file specific patent applications.
Patentability search to assist attorneys as they provide clients with opinions as to patentability.
Search to assist litigators as they provide clients with opinions as to the validity of a patent.
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
Search to assist litigators with proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).
Freedom To Operate/Clearance/Infringement
Search to assist attorneys as they provide clients with advice on infringement avoidance or product clearance.
Search to have a complete understanding of innovations in a targeted technology field.
Competitive Benchmarking Study
Study to find the most active patenting companies worldwide that are competing in the same markets and technologies.
Evidence of Use
Study to map the limitations of each element of the claims to existing products in the marketplace.
Portfolio Mining Study
Study that categorizes all of a client’s patents for quick searching, comparison and dissemination within their company.
Patent Landscape Study
Study to identify the risks, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses of a client’s or their competitor’s patent portfolio.

Ensemble IP Delivers More

We, as the best patent search firm in the world, provide more complete results by putting the best AI tools in the hands of skilled technical experts, performing full-text native language searching, and manual searching at libraries.
Ensemble IP team members explain our approach and expertise

About Us

For nearly 25 years, our team, as a highly reliable patent search specialist firm, has consistently raised the bar when it comes to patent search and analysis services. Our quest for excellence began in 2004 when we combined manual searching and the use of online tools. Then we provided more complete results, quicker than our competitors, by searching patent and non-patent literature (NPL) from multiple sources. After that, the team introduced full-text native language searching across all technology areas. Realizing these efforts still weren’t enough, we applied business management, personnel development, and the strategic use of database tools to deliver even more consistent results and improved customer service.

With Ensemble IP, we have pioneered the patent search and analysis firm by combining humans and AI, which will deliver lasting innovations in patent search.

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Our White Glove Process

Our process is fully customized, flexible, and high touch. You will receive ``white glove`` service on every project, which is only possible due to our relentless focus on business management. Ensemble IP has a workflow system that keeps a record of every order through each stage of the process. We follow best practices in forecasting, capacity planning, scheduling, and data protection. Although it has never been needed, we carry professional liability insurance for your benefit.

Discover how we work to deliver outstanding results

  • 1
    Search Request Intake

    Receive a patent search request and confirm receipt within 1 business hour. Schedule brief discussion to understand your needs, scope the search, and note special requirements.

  • 2
    No Commitment Quote

    Prepare and deliver a free, no-obligation quote within 1 business day.

  • 3
    Comprehensive Search

    Perform a comprehensive search utilizing the best people, the best tools, and the best strategy. Prepare final report in a format of your choice.

  • 4
    Deliver Custom Report

    Deliver the results in writing with the option of phone or video call at no additional cost. Send invoice for the work with no hidden fees and no surprises.


A holistic search requires a new paradigm.

Patent practitioners have the critical role of delivering informed legal advice to innovative companies who are spending immense capital on intellectual property. No searcher can assure complete prior art searches in any language. The industry’s singular reliance on the same tools and methods is a major disservice to patent attorneys and to their clients. Ensemble IP is introducing a new paradigm that combines the best of human searchers and advanced AI tools to deliver unparalleled results.

We’re as good as they say we are

``I have worked with many of the members of Ensemble IP for years. Ensemble IP is an easy choice for me. They carefully scope the request, respond quickly, and deliver reports that highlight the most relevant aspects of each reference that they cite. They always provide a quality product. Highly recommended.``

Priya Sinha Cloutier - Cloutier Arnold Jacobowitz PLLC

``The Ensemble IP team have repeatedly proven themselves to be masters of their craft. They produce an excellent, timely work product at a reasonable price. We're a high volume shop and the Ensemble IP team have been built into our workflow.``

Josh Death – TD Bank Group

``Since Clocktower specializes in representing startups we do patent searches for 100% of the patents we file. We need the results to be rock solid so we trust our patent searching, without reservation, to Ensemble IP!``

Eric J. Heels, Clocktower Law LLC


Ensemble IP subscribes to every important patent and scientific literature database. When conducting a patent search, we do not charge you for access to these systems unless they are unavailable to us by subscription.
Patent Publications
Ensemble IP’s patent analysts have digital access to patents and publications across 95 patenting authorities that include a mixture of full-text, machine-translated full-text, and bibliographic patent document collections.
Scientific and Technical Publications
We access the vast universe of non-patent literature sources, including resources from CAS, Elsevier, Dialog, Clarivate, ProQuest, IEEE, ACM,, and many others.