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Effectual Knowledge Services is a proud winner of the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Hong Kong, August 27 – Effectual Knowledge Services is selected as the winner of Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award for the year 2014. Red Herring today, announced its Top 100 awards in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia. Effectual Services now finds itself amongst an elite list of top 100 companies from the Asian region, who in a short span have left a mark of excellence.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Daum, Facebook, Kakao, Twitter, Rakuten,, Xiaomi and YouTube would change the way we live and work. Through these awards Red Herring celebrates these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Effectual Services embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Effectual Services should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was as strong as ever.”

Effectual Services, a team of enthusiastic scientists, engineers and legal professionals dedicated to provide world class legal research and support services to its clients, is ecstatic about this feat. “We are excited to receive this honor. We believe it’s a culmination of our team’s passion, hard work and our clients, who have bestowed their trust on us. We’re eager to get back home and share this achievement with our team.” said Amit Aggarwal, the director of the firm. “This indeed is a call for celebration, but is also a call to brace ourselves for newer challenges. Like we said, we are young explorers and we have a long path ahead of us.”

Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide. Red Herring provides an insider’s view and access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs.

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Why Patent Drawings are accepted in One Country and Rejected in Another?

Are you frustrated by patent drawings rejection in a country while the same patent drawings has been already accepted and approved in another country?

E.g. China Patent Office rejected your design patent drawings which were already granted in the US.This is not a misfortune; it’s all regarding the variations in rules for patent drawings between China and US jurisdictions. In this case, a common reason for rejection could be the usage of shading in drawings as US allows shadings in patent drawings, but in China, shading is not permitted. If you have submitted patent drawings in an application inconsiderately of patent drawing rules, then there is a probability of your drawings getting rejected.

Most of the Jurisdiction guidelines are universal for patent drawings in all countries apart from few rules, such as:

Most of the Jurisdiction guidelines are universal for patent drawings in all countries apart from few rules, such as:

  • Differences in sheet size, PCT and EPO can only be filed on A4 size paper while the USPTO can be filed on A4 or letter size papers. Margins (top: 2.5cm, left side: 2.5cm, right side: 1.5cm, bottom: 1.0cm) remains the same whether filings are done on A4 or letter size pages.But in Korea, patent drawings are filed on B4 size paper that is larger than A4 and A5 with minimum margins of 2 cm at the left side, 2.5 at the top, 1.5 cm on the right side and 1.5 cm at the bottom.
  • Shading requirements, as USPTO and PCT allows shading in patent drawings, however in China, shading and dotted lines are not permitted. In Korea shading is not allowed except it can be used in the reference views such as the perspective view. It’s not permitted for the other views of the drawings.

The above are just a few parameters, which if not followed properly might lead to rejection of patent drawings.

To increase the probability of acceptance of your patent application or the quality of your drawings, hiring a professional patent illustrator can assist you refine the drawings and provide valuable contribution in the development of your patent application.

We at Effectual Services have team of experienced Patent Illustrator who provides patent drawings in wide range of domains including-Utility, Design, Mechanical, Flowcharts, Graphs, Photographs, Biochemical, Biotechnological, Medical/Surgical device drawings, Electrical, electronic, Books, etc. as per USPTO, PCT, EPO, CD, JPO, CPO, KIPO, India and various other patent office requirements by following step-by-step jurisdictions guidelines to avoid office action on drawings in future.

Effectual Illustration team helps in drafting sophisticated views like Perspective, front, rear, right and left sides, top, bottom, sectional views, etc. as per client’s and jurisdictions requirements by using latest versions of software’s including AutoCAD, CorelDRAW, Visio, SolidWorks, etc. in numerous formats such as .PDF, .TIFF, .JPEG, word, etc. within the requested time frame to law firms and corporate legal departments.

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