Lincoln IP, Inc. is a globally renowned prior-art patent research and analysis firm founded in 1995. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide personal service, in addition to a valued blend of technical expertise, extensive IP knowledge, and world-wide patent research experience. The firm serves the needs of corporations and law firms world-wide. Our staff’s exceptional and varied depth of prior-art research experience, technical understanding, and IP law knowledge enables our firm to successfully manage virtually every type of patent/prior-art research matter, from elementary to highly complex technologies. Our expertise includes matters such as infringement, invalidity, technology transfer studies, and pre and post-grant studies, as well as patentability, state-of-the-art surveys, and landscape studies.
Lincoln IP’s diverse team of patent agents and technology specialists includes former US patent examiners, Engineers with advanced degrees, JDs and LLMs. Lincoln IP, Inc. specializes in all major technology disciplines, including the following:
- Patent Re-Examination (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR)
- Infringement / Clearance / Right-to-Use / Freedom-to-Operate
- Patentability / Novelty
- Accelerated Examination
- State-of-the-Art / Collection
At Lincoln IP, Inc. we understand that confidentiality is key. Nothing is more important to us than safeguarding the confidentiality and privacy of our clients. All projects are done strictly by our exceptional team. We use state-of-the-art technology, such as delivering all results through a special system that allows only those specifically given access to view them. We also have internal controls in place to guarantee client information is kept privileged, and conduct extensive employee background checks, all to ensure the security of every project.
Being located just steps from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA, gives us several advantages that help us deliver higher quality results. Not only can we conduct a majority of searches on-site at the USPTO, but our team has access to the same cutting-edge search tools that the patent examiners use, as well as several patent and non‑patent literature databases. This allows us to ensure thorough and comprehensive searches. What’s more, we are able to access these databases and tools for free. This lets us keep the cost of searches down and pass these savings directly to our clients.
Our location at the USPTO also means we may consult with patent examiners, if needed, face-to-face at any time, helping us provide superior patent research. Our proximity to Washington, DC also enables us to hand-search journals, magazines and dissertations at the Library of Congress for more in-depth results.
Our unique location gives us distinct advantages that allow us to deliver comprehensive, high-quality results every time.
- Interactive search process
- Cutting edge search tools
- Proximity to the USPTO
- Search Methodologies
- Customized search reports
- Advanced degrees
- Cloud based encrypted search results delivery
Lincoln, IP Inc. is located just one block from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA. Because of this, we not only have access to the same tools and databases the patent examiners use, but are also able to use them for free. This helps us keep the cost of our searches down and we pass these savings on to our clients. In addition to the extensive resources offered by the USPTO, we use cutting-edge search tools to do in-depth world-wide, foreign and non-patent literature (NPL) searching.
The cutting edge search tools and databases available at Lincoln IP include:
- EAST system at the USPTO research facility in Alexandria, VA
- PROQUEST / DIALOG
- Vantage Point
- Total Patents
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