Our Approach

Our collaborative approach achieves better search results

Ensemble IP uses a customer-driven approach to meet your needs. It shows in every aspect of working with us. We seek to understand your search requirements efficiently, scope your project carefully, provide opportunities for feedback and review along the way, and deliver reliable search results that please but do not surprise you.

We invite you to learn about our approach to delivering better results. Learn about the company’s breadth of search experience, the depth of our technological expertise, the legal knowledge of our patent search experts, and our global capabilities.

Our 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. Our workflow system 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.

Our Experience

The company’s origins began with manual searching at the USPTO Search Room. As the industry developed, Ensemble IP's leaders adopted modern search approaches, including the use of multiple databases and full-text native language searching. As a result, the company we were leading at the time was selected to conduct PCT patent searches in 3 successive contracts at the USPTO in 2005, 2006, and 2011.

Our Expertise

We are not boasting by saying that our competitors learned professional patent searching from us. Our leaders created and delivered training at Patent Resources Group (PRG) where they taught thousands of attorneys, agents, and analysts how to search in databases, physical libraries, and across native languages.

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Global Approach

Ensemble IP has a team of U.S.-, Europe-, and Japan-based patent search experts, many of whom are well-respected patent agents and former examiners who have served patent counsel at law firms and legal departments worldwide. Our patent search experts have extensive experience, have trained on the most important legal cases, and have been tested by the world’s most demanding patent attorneys.

Analysts Spotlight

Crafting the correct search strategy begins with understanding your needs.

Jonathan Skovholt – Head of Learning & Development

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Patent Publications

Ensemble IP’s patent search experts have digital access to granted patents and published patent applications across 95 patenting authorities that include a mixture of full-text, machine-translated full-text, and bibliographic patent document collections.

Scientific Publications

We access the vast universe of non-patent literature sources, including resources from Elsevier, Dialog, Clarivate, ProQuest, IEEE, ACM, IP.com, and many others.

Technical Publications

Our patent search experts will strategically investigate different types of scientific literature, including standards bodies organizations, abstracting and indexing files, industry specific journals, product information, news and press releases, product literature, product manuals, theses and dissertations, and conference proceedings among others.

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