Hardware and Physical Devices

Patent and Technical Literature Searches

Many of our engineers and scientists have advanced degrees and extensive research experience. All of our team members have access to the most complete sources for patent data, product information, and scientific literature. Non-patent literature (NPL) tools include The ACM Digital Library, Compendex, Electronics and Communications Abstracts, Gale Group Computer, IEEE Xplore, Inspec, and ProQuest Technology Research.

Some of the active areas where we conduct patent and technical literature searches are in:
  • Cloud computing
  • Deposition processes and associated machinery and robotics
  • Electrical testing, measurement, and calibration equipment and methods
  • Hard disk drives and solid-state storage
  • Image display devices, including projection screens, LCDs, and plasma displays
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Lasers, optics, and optical elements
  • Quantum computing
  • Telecommunications
  • Thin and thick film technologies