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CEO, California based Technology Firm

I have worked with Effectual Services on several IP projects. I have been impressed by their quality of work, as well as by their responsiveness. Their client orientation, dedication towards work, subject matter knowledge, and prompt communication is something that keeps me assured that I am working with an A-Team. They have always exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend the firm.

Senior Counsel – Sidley Austin LLP, Texas, USA

Thanks for this report. Your service was excellent and the final product was very helpful.
Your search coverage was greater than others from whom I requested information. For example, your search (as you originally proposed) covered utility patents while others only proposed searching design patents. You will notice from your results that there were many very relevant utility patents uncovered in your search. I will recommend your service to the 100+ patent litigators in our firm.

Senior Corporate Counsel, IP, Xerox, Texas, USA

The search reports were very helpful and high in quality.

Shareholder, Workman | Nydegger, Utah, USA

I wanted to pass along that you provided us with really excellent work – better than the other search service I have been using by some margin. I will be pleased to refer you to my colleagues, and I expect to use you again in the future.

Patent Attorney at Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P.A

I have been working with Effectual Services on patent drawing and prior art projects during the last several months. In the drawing projects, ES delivers high quality work product that corresponds to what I wanted and requires none or only minimal revisions. Also, ES usually notices and corrects minor errors in drawings (e.g., same reference numeral appears twice). In the prior art search projects, ES delivers the results in an easy-to-follow format that helps me draft claims that overcome the prior references. ES’s work product is always produced in a timely manner and, oftentimes, a few days before the deadline.

Patent Attorney, a leading law firm from Australia

Service excellence is paramount at Effectual Services as much as it forms part of their name. My usual expectation of superior service is surpassed each time I engage Effectual Services. Heartily recommended to all my colleagues. All the best, and I look forward to working with you regularly.

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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