Cardinal is the leading intellectual property services company in the United States. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and educational institutions. As the premier provider of patent research, Cardinal has been contracted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to conduct their PCT searches and prepare the preliminary opinions across all subject categories. We have an experienced team of over 150 research professionals, the majority of whom are JDs or PhDs, and all of whom are U.S.-based. Cardinal also provides technology solutions for intellectual property management including Invention Disclosure Processing, Docketing, E-Discovery, and Competitive Monitoring. Our technology platforms incorporate rigorous security and data protection standards. As an additional level of protection, we maintain confidentiality for our clients using the same diligence and procedures as a law firm. We do not outsource our software or research services, enabling the company to maintain the highest standards of quality, confidentiality and accountability.