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Executive Leadership

Our leadership team pairs deep market insights with expertise in the IP space to help companies tackle challenges and provide strategic solutions tailored to client’s unique requirements. Since 2010, Effectual has been advising technology firms, multinationals, venture capital and private equity firms on their issues and opportunities.

Learn more about Effectual’s executive team members by selecting the appropriate link below.

Amit Aggarwal – LinkedIn Profile

Amit_AggarwalAmit is a thought leader in the intellectual property space and has been a trusted advisor to clients around the globe. He has an extensive experience specifically within the IP domain and has worked with leading multi-national and regional corporations on patent strategy, business planning, operations, patent infringement, prior art searches, patent litigation and enforcement support services. His technical areas of experience include telecommunication technologies, operating systems, software, analog/digital electronics, power systems, and electrical machines.

Amit holds a law degree, a masters degree in management and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He has also undergone extensive training in patent law from US and European patent attorneys and has received certifications from organizations like WIPO, GIIP, IP Central, Lee & Hayes, and Microsoft.

Dr. Amit Goel – LinkedIn Profile

Amit_GoelAmit has over ten years of experience in research and development and has been handling patent research services for technology companies and IP law firms. He works with leading Indian and global clients and has managed various project involving patent preparation and prosecution, patent licensing, patent litigation, and patent portfolio management and analysis. His technical areas of expertise include wireless and mobile communication, networking, internet technologies, computer architecture and organization, software, and semiconductor.

He is a doctorate with specialization in mobile communication and has authored more than thirty research publications in International/National Journals/Conferences. In addition, Amit has been trained in patent laws (US, EP and India) from organizations like Microsoft, WIPO, IP Central, Lee & Hayes and US and EP Attorneys.

Manoj Poonia – LinkedIn Profile

Manoj-PooniaManoj has been delivering Intellectual Property related services in outsourcing industry for more than eight years. He has worked with a number of AmLaw 100 Law firms, Fortune 100 companies, Patent Brokers, and IP Monetization companies. His core expertise lies in delivering searching and analytics services such as Invalidity search, patent landscapes, infringement searches, claim charts, etc. He also has experience in working on Trademark searching and patent proofreading projects. He is well versed with US, EP and Indian Laws, and has undergone a number of trainings from US and EP patent attorneys. His technical areas of expertise include petrochemicals, chemicals and materials, polymers, Lightweight alloys used in Automobiles and Aerospace Industry. He has also worked on technologies such as wireless networks, mobile communication, data security technologies, navigation, and E-commerce applications.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Currently, he is also pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in Law.

Rakesh Pandey – LinkedIn Profile

Rakesh_PandeyRakesh has over 8 years of cross-functional experience in IP strategy, marketing and sales strategy, performance improvement, and business development in patent and legal services. He also works closely with IP Directors, General Counsels or Patent Counsels, Patent Attorneys, Patent Agents and R&D Heads. Prior to Effectual, he was responsible for growing the business and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies in operations and business excellence.
He has done his undergraduate studies from Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University.

Dr. Gerhard Hoersch – LinkedIn Profile

Gerhard-HoerschGerhard has extensive experience in business development, management, and consulting to general engineering and automotive companies. Prior to Effectual, he was in charge of research and development activities and supported as a consultant for more than 20 years for companies including SAMTEL, NOKIA, AEG and THALES. He holds PhD degree in physics from University of Stuttgart and he also graduated in business and economics at the Academy of Business and Administration (VWA) in Stuttgart and Ulm.

Guru Singh – LinkedIn Profile

Based in London’s prestigious Mayfair, Guru’s primary focus as Commercial Director for Europe is to to drive the integration, development and growth across Europe. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies in industries like Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Packaged Goods, Chemicals, Food & Beverages, Electronics and hi-tech to design innovative solutions and frameworks that aid their R&D teams focus on white spaces and IP teams to formulate their IP strategies, in addition, supporting various law firms with patent and legal services. Guru direct’s efforts to develop relationships with new and existing clients in the UK & European market place through understanding their vision, finding a synergy with Effectual Services high end capabilities, and delivering actionable insights to Intellectual Property Directors, intellectual property counsels, R&D teams, and business development strategists.
Guru brings over 16 years of commercial and business development acumen within the consulting domain. Prior to Effectual, Guru lead the european commercial team for a boutique, US based IP outsourcing firm. Guru holds a MEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering, Communications & Control from the University of Birmingham.

Ankit Govil – LinkedIn Profile

Ankit_GovilAnkit leads the client engagement teams for Europe and Asia geographies at Effectual Services. In his current role he works closely with the R&D groups and the IP departments of some of the most innovative companies in the world, helping them identify solutions to their technology related problems and formulating their IP strategy while also supporting them with monetization of their intellectual assets.
Over the past six years he has worked with numerous corporates and law firms helping them at every stage of their patents’ life cycle. He has also been actively involved in designing and adding new product offerings which can reduce the time and effort in identification and evaluation of new technologies while creating a lasting value for the user group. Ankit holds an MBA in Marketing from the Management Development Institute at Gurgaon and an Honors degree in Business Studies from the University of Delhi.

Nishant Singh – LinkedIn Profile

Nishant-SinghNishant is a leading expert in the intellectual property space and has been a strategy advisor to clients around the globe. He has extensive experience in the IP and business research domain and has worked with leading multi-national and regional corporations on patent and R&D strategy, innovation foundation, business planning, operations, patent infringement, prior art searches, patent litigation and enforcement support services. His technical areas of expertise include computer science, operating systems, software, analog/digital electronics, power systems, and electrical machines.

Nishant holds a bachelors degree in computer science engineering from Delhi University. He has worked in offices of leading law firms in the US and UK and has also undergone extensive training in patent law from US and European patent attorneys. He was also working in a strategy consulting role in the UK for two years managing large accounts across European region.

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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