About Our Firm
It was true during our first search in 1995, and it’s true today: We’re here to make a real impact for our clients – one that empowers them to make smarter, more insightful IP and business decisions. To do that, we leverage the most experienced searchers, the deepest subject matter expertise, and the broadest knowledge of international information resources.
Making an Impact with Professional and Intelligent Searches
To provide the most professional, intelligent and effective patent and literature searching services to support intellectual property development and protection, scientific research, and strategic business planning and decision making, thereby contributing towards the advancement of science and technology in society.
TPR Will Exceed Your Expectations
Patent Information Excellence and Thought Leadership Spanning Over Two Decades
Known and trusted
Proven Track Record
Thousands of in-depth searches successfully completed
Hand-Picked Search Teams
Highly skilled with commitment to
language search options
Top Performer for RFI Proposals
Exceeding bench-marking norms for search quality
Trusted Advisor Status
Setting professional standards and founding own patent searching conferences
First and foremost, TPR is a U.S. search firm. We serve clients across the United States, especially where R&D thrives and patent law firms are concentrated.
When going beyond database searching, be assured that our resources are strategically placed right where you need them – whether close to the USPTO, or with access to eminent libraries across the country for extended searching options.
Our international reach is also renowned, serving clients across the globe, as well as enabling deep mining of specialist worldwide resources on-the-ground in local languages for your most critical prior art cases.
Serving the Entire United States, Europe and AsiaMore on our Global Expertise
Ford Khorsandian, President
Ford Khorsandian founded U.S. based firm, TPR International Inc., in 1995 as a ‘Power Patent Search Firm’ that could embody the pinnacle of searching knowledge and skills available anywhere. Ever since, Mr. Khorsandian has dedicated his career to supporting organizations and law firms at the forefront of innovation that depend on accurate patent information using the very latest in cutting edge searching and analysis techniques.
He has long been a dominant figure in the patent information world. As an Electrical Engineer, his early career in patent information led him to become Vice President of Derwent North America, and later he became an International Director of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS). Throughout, he forged enduring ties with clients worldwide and built a unique understanding of patent information challenges and solutions.
Mr. Khorsandian’s dynamism and passion for patents has led him to hold prominent positions on multiple patent search advisory boards, including as Vice Chair of the Patent Information Users Group (PIUG). He is also founder of the International Patent Information (IPI) Award that recognizes significant achievement in the advancement of patent information throughout the world.
Our principal founders honed their skills in the patent and scientific information community. After gaining a wealth of knowledge they formed TPR International, a best-practices team of professional search experts of the highest degree.
From the beginning, our search strategy has stressed the use of the latest tools, technologies, and techniques – a vision supported through the establishment by the TPR founders of two of the most authoritative industry conferences for the information profession, attended by top patent and information professional executives from the world’s foremost corporations.
Today – and tens of thousands of successful search projects later – we’re known for our exceptional search capabilities and worldwide reach. It’s a direct result of our diversity and depth of service, combined with our passion to go that extra mile to find business-critical information and prior art.
The TPR difference is the TPR people and the fact that we care about delivering meaningful results that get to the heart of the search question.
Ford Khorsandian speaking at the USPTO on the International Patent Information IPI-Award recognizing excellence in searching