Legal Research

Legal_Research

Effectual Services does legal research for authority that can be applied to a given set of facts and issues. The scope of potential authorities is vast but sometimes finding it becomes prolonged process with fewer outcomes. Effectual Service’s researchers have developed analytical skills in addition to an understanding of the techniques and have achieved great efficiencies of doing legal research that will help you getting a concise report that meets all your requirements and save your valuable time.

We at Effectual Services understand that finding the law is an important part of legal research, but the ability to analyze what you have found and reach a conclusion or formulate an argument based on it is just as essential. The team conducts focused research using databases such as Lexis, Westlaw and various other online/offline sources delivering result oriented reports in the form of legal memoranda, summaries, second opinions, letters and articles.

All legal experts at Effectual Services have a knowledge of substantive law and legal procedure which includes understanding of local, State and Federal Court system, relevant legal terms and filing deadlines and fundamental principles of law in the practice areas in which they specialize. We run an extensive research on primary and secondary sources and find out case laws and statutes which are relevant to the matter in hand and put them in IRAC form along with analysis that helps you in making defensible argument for the litigation.

Our Legal Research services include the following:

  • Multi jurisdictional research and analysis.
  • Case law analysis.
  • Issue based Research.
  • Foreign Law Research
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law Research.
  • Large scale summarization and abstraction of different laws and cases.
  • Legal analysis of issues presented by the client’s set of facts.
  • Industry specific business practices and procedures probe.
  • International law and directive(s) Study.

Your Benefits:

  • Significant cost savings between 40% to 50%.
  • Customized deliverables.
  • High Quality deliverables.
  • Domain expertise & the adoption of Best business practices.
  • Confidentiality and security.
  • Customized billing models.

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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