With the fast paced growth of technologies and ever growing complexity of products and services, all corporates seek support for their R&D and IP teams as it no longer seems possible for any company, as large as it may be, to innovate in isolation. Effectual Services has helped many global corporates with technology landscape and innovation sourcing support services to help them achieve their goals.

Effectual Services adopts a systematic approach to gather and source relevant patent and scientific literature, university research and thesis, individual innovators, R&D units and incubation centers to help you understand the landscape, find the best possible solutions and assess the competition. With a team of research experts, scientists, and technocrats, Effectual Services offers its expertise in all technology domains and is proud to have more than 15 Fortune 100 clients across geographies.

Patent Landscape are useful for:

  • Competitor Mapping (key leaders, innovators, filing trends, R&D strategy)
  • Technology Domain Specific Research (know-how, industry solutions)
  • White Space Analysis
  • IP Risk Assessment
  • Assignee Specific Analysis
  • Acquisition Opportunities
  • Part of Due Diligence
  • Market Analysis or Entry Strategy
  • Problem Solution Analysis
  • Monitoring
  • New Trends, Shift in R&D strategy

Effectual Services provides a 360-degree Competitive Intelligence to its customers which is actionable, insightful and covers all areas of intelligence gathering. is Our report insights are a combination of information gathered from:

  1. Patent documents
  2. Scientific literature
  3. Business news, marketing/ sales publications
  4. Product analysis
  5. TM filing
  6. Job openings

Most of the competitive intelligence studies are done on regular intervals and the reports are shared every quarter with new developments prepared as Newsletters.

Having analyzed multiple companies to evaluate their patent portfolio, Effectual Services provides a robust mechanism to map a competitor. The study is aimed to highlight R&D activity, recent trends, new product/ technology development activity for a company. The need to analyze a competitors’ portfolio may arise to have a deep dive look in their patent portfolio for purposes of competitive intelligence, benchmarking portfolio of various companies, acquisition analysis or identifying shift in R&D activity.

Many projects have been done by Effectual Services where we ventured out to identify the right partner for our client with an aim to either acquire or collaborate for a specific line of business or problem area. The core of this analysis is to define the problem in consultation with the client, define geography of interest, financial cut-off in terms of company size, product line, existing customers and revenue, production facilities and their management and investor profiles. Thereafter, identify and screen relevant technologies, products and companies, look for implementation details, provide feasibility assessment, and propose the right fit shortlist. All the above steps are taken in consultation with the client to tweak the research process as needed to better filter out non-essential solutions. Due diligence of selected few potential partners is done along with SWOT analysis, future market potential, patent strength and more.

We have successfully executed projects involving scouting for technology which our client can either take a license to, acquire or collaborate for. The core of this analysis is to define the problem, assess all possible solutions out there, identify and screen solutions, product and companies, look for implementation details, provide feasibility assessment, and propose the right fit shortlist. All the above steps are taken in consultation with the client to tweak the research process as needed to better filter out non-essential solutions. For most clients, a regular update is done to the study either on monthly or quarterly basis to keep abreast of the latest/ newly identified solutions.

Effectual Services provides regular newsletters to many clients on a monthly or quarterly basis where all new publications (patent, business news, scientific literature, TM filing etc.) are covered and analyzed to highlight the recent trends in a specific technology domain. The newsletters can be tailor made to client’s specific needs in case focus needs to be kept on a list of competitors, their product lines or a specific technology space.