Our Process

Ensemble IP follows an easy, simple process with each request

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.

See how a tailored, multi-pronged approach can help you leave no stone unturned and secure the upper hand.

  • Receive your search request
  • Confirm receipt within 1 hour
  • Schedule brief discussion to understand your needs, scope the search, and note special requirements
  • Prepare a free, no obligation quote
  • Deliver the free, no obligation quote within 1 business day
  • Receive your authorization to begin
  • Complete the request on your time frame, including interim updates at no additional cost
  • Deliver the results in writing with the option of phone conference or video call at no additional cost
  • Send you an invoice for the work with no hidden fees and no surprises

Because technologies and tools constantly change, our patent analysts are always raising the bar on themselves.

Brian Davidson – Patent Analyst
Brian Davidson – Patent Analyst
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you give me a quote beforehand?

Ensemble IP provides a free, no obligation quote prior to each engagement. Upon receipt of the search request, we will review your invention disclosure (if patentability), product disclosure (if clearance), or patent number (if validity) and will prepare an estimate within one business day or less. Often we need to search the general technology prior to preparing the quote in order to scope the project size. However, you are not charged for any preparation time. This means that you will know exactly how much the project will cost in advance of your authorization.

How long will my search request take?

Ensemble IP completes all projects within one week or less, unless the project takes more than 40 person-hours. We will meet any reasonable deadlines – even those that require a faster turnaround than one week. Ensemble IP does not charge rush fees.

How do I know the patent searcher understands the technology and my request?

With most engagements we review any materials that you share with us, and request a quick scoping discussion. At any stage in the project, we offer customers a free check-in whereby Ensemble IP shares the interim results. At that point, the search may be re-directed as necessary.

In what languages do you search and deliver results?

Ensemble IP searches full-text patent and non-patent literature in six major languages: English, Japanese, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, and Russian. We will then deliver the results in either English or one of the other five languages at your direction.