About Effectual

Effectual Services is a leading Intellectual Property (IP) management advisory firm offering IP support solutions to Fortune 500 companies, law firms, research institutes and universities, and venture capital firms/PE firms. Our team comprise of multi-disciplinary experts with rich experience in handling complex patent assignments in such domains as Alternative Energy, Automotive and Aerospace, Biomedical, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, Chemical and Materials, Information Technology, Electrical and Computer, Life Sciences, Telecommunications, etc.

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Over the years, we have partnered with clients to design Intellectual Property solutions using out-of-the-box approach, solving critical problems, making informed decisions, and garnering enduring results. Our strength lies in providing innovative IP solutions performed by a specialized team of scientists, engineers, and patent agents. Along with these services, we also provide Intellectual Property Support Services (IPSS) such as proofreading, docketing, information disclosure statement, and patent term adjustment(PTA).

With deep industry knowledge, superior IP expertise, innovative processes, and state-of-the-art technology, Effectual help patent owners, inventors, and licensees discover the inherent value and revenue potential associated with their intellectual assets.

Effectual help corporations and universities manage and monetize their patent portfolio through time tested solutions and cost-efficient services based on their needs and plans.

  • With a strong understanding of the Patent lifecycle, we have been highly successful in delivering tailored solutions.
  • Based on our experience and understanding of the patent ecosystem, we provide an extensive range of patent support services that help you achieve your business goals.

We are an ISO 27001:2013 certified company. Our clientele list spans 22 countries spread across 5 continents. Years of rich experience has rendered us with strong industry relationships and a comprehensive understanding of the intellectual property domain.

Vision and Values:

To be the most innovative & preferred solutions partner, serving the knowledge economy, by attracting & nurturing the best global talent

  • Client Centricity: The customer is at the center of our business’s philosophy, operations & ideas
  • Ethics & Integrity: Our internal belief is of strong integrity that we display through our ethical behavior externally
  • Innovation & Initiative: We cultivate a mindset of constant innovation resulting in taking relevant initiatives
  • Ownership: We are responsible for our thoughts, feelings, words, actions & “Own” the choices we make and the results that follow
  • Respect & Collaboration: We respect all our stakeholders & collaborate within & outside the organization to deliver great results

Recent Projects

Patent Evaluation

One of the patent brokerage companies needed assistance in patent ranking and bucketing. Through our indigenous method of manual screening and ranking, we assisted the client in the evaluation of patent portfolio and identified patents worth monetizing. For the high value patents, we developed EoU charts that indicated commercial prospects.

 

Asian Language Search

We assisted a leading law firm in conducting native Chinese language searches. The objective was to uncover prior art references in the Asian languages that do not have an English language counterpart. The results identified were carefully screened in English language as well as native languages.

 

Patent Searches

A US-based technology company wanted to develop a patent filing strategy. The objective was to identify white spaces and technology which would enable them to channelize their research and development initiatives. Our team structured a methodical search strategy that comprised of defining apt technology taxonomy, identified and classified patents pertinent to the taxonomy. The search enabled the client to take well-informed decisions and save cost.

 

Patent Licensing Support

Effectual assisted a US-based company in successfully out-licensing more than 50 patents to multiple players, which resulted in maximizing revenue more than 60 million dollars. We worked closely with the company’s attorney to identify target products and companies and developed Evidence of Use charts and infringement contentions. Our team provided support in preparing claim to specification charts and prepared responses to invalidity contentions.

 

Patent Drafting and Filing

A California-based technology company wanted to protect their innovative software and associated products. Despite the stringent patentability criteria for software and business method arts, we assisted them in building a strong patent portfolio. We adopted a robust approach that included a strategically planned pre-filing search to locate patents in the similar technology domain and helped them to modify and re-draft the patent claims. Through this laborious process, we were able to procure a strong patent portfolio for the company and helped in increasing their revenue.

 

IP Support Services

A Silicon Valley-based IP law firm was facing challenges related to managing its docketing backlog. Effectual supported the firm through a dedicated team of paralegals who maintain and manage patent dockets and coordinate with the concerned attorneys in preparing filing forms, sending reminders, tracking deadlines, assignment documents, and document classification and management.

 

Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)

A leading corporate filed a significant number of patent applications and faced challenges with the preparation of their IDS forms. The arduous task involved tracking and identifying the IDSs filed globally. We assisted the client in gathering the prior art from various patent databases and track the references filed in the IDSs globally. We identified all the references in the patent application and submitted the IDS as per the guidelines defined by PTO.

 

Proofreading Services

A US based law firm based was facing challenges in proofreading patent applications. The objective was to highlight clerical errors and check the subject contextually. The client partnered with us to undertake the paralegal task and minimize the office action. We identified the clerical errors such as spelling, bibliographic details, consistency in terms, claim dependencies, etc. Our service yielded significant benefits in terms of minimizing work pressure and helped the client to focus on primary areas.

 
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