Product Testing & Code Review

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Effectual’s expert team of advisors assists you in improving litigation outcomes by providing critical evidence and mining support through physical product testing, source code review, advanced document review, reverse engineering, and tear down analysis. Our unparalleled approach involves preparing claim charts and focus on concrete tangible outcomes. We also conduct extensive research to deliver services that best suit your business needs.

We provide assistance across such different strategic segments as telecom products and billing services, software solutions, ERP and CRM products, web-based setups, computer networking products, iOS applications, android applications, etc. We use tools such as packet sniffers, developments kits, and dummy applications to disclose information which is not publically stated by the infringing products documentation. Our competent advisors have reviewed millions of codes and have extracted the right information which has resulted in favorable outcomes.We can also work on client sourced tear down reports or reverse engineering reports and prepare detailed claim charts using a mix of evidence from different sources.

Advanced Document Review

Document review is a critical task in patent litigation that can affect the outcome by a significant measure. Reviewing the documents is a cumbersome task and requires experience of both domestic and international market to highlight finer nuances in view of the fast changing industry trends. With hands-on experience of industry practiced tools, we provide tailored solutions to effectively manage your documents, thus save your time and cost.

The services we offer include:

  • Preliminary review helps you identify key witnesses and documents that are relevant/irrelevant, responsive/non-responsive, privileged, confidential, and related to important issues.
  • Advance technical review assists you in performing in-depth analysis of the key documents and other critical aspects of the case. We closely work with you to carve out important information that can strengthen your case.

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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