Fortune 500 Clients
Forbes 2000 Clients
$ Billion MNCs
+75 Patent attorneys and professionals spread across various countries
Experienced Team from Fortune 50 Companies
Once IPexcel is your Advisor, we can
manage all your IP needs in any country
We have expertise of working in all
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IPexcel is a specialized Technology Research and Global Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory Organization that assists Innovative Organizations in the whole Innovation cycle from Development, Acquisition, Management and Monetization. Today IPexcel delivers services in 10 countries for 1200+ clients from 6 different countries.
As an independent inventor or as part of a commercial organization, you can acquire a monopoly over your invention for a specified period by
However, the process of patent drafting, patent filing, and patent registration involves several crucial decision-making and lengthy processes that require technological and also legal expertise — the kind that only an efficient, experienced, and trustworthy patent company can offer. That’s us! ...
We are IPExcel — Your Partner in Innovation
At IPExcel, we specialize in technology research and intellectual property advisory services on a global platform. We assist independent innovators and organizations alike, through the entire Innovation cycle, starting from the defining the scope of your invention, charting out a patent portfolio strategy,, drafting a patent application, and filing a patent application in order to earn patent rights to the initial invention, and eventually the management and monetization of the patented idea.
Our staff provides a range of Intellectual Property (IP) services including Trademark, Patent, and Copyright drafting and filing services.
Incorporated as IPExcel Services Private Limited in 2013, we are a team of technical and legal professionals taking care of your Intellectual Property rights. The brainchild of a dedicated group of entrepreneurial graduates from elite institutions in India, IPExcel has been envisioned to set high standards in the quality of services related to the global IP services industry. We have a strong focus on delivering benchmark quality in patent drafting, patent filing, and patent registration services and provide cost-effective solutions that cater to the needs of each client.
Headquartered in San Francisco, USA, IPExcel today has extended its footprint to 10 countries, working with 1200+ clients in creating innovations and leveraging such innovations to generate optimum value to our clients.
The Benefits that We Bring to the Table
As one of the top patent companies in the US, we work closely with our clients to develop their novel ideas, right from understanding the concept and innovating the project to protecting, enforcing, and licensing their inventions. IPExcel is a one-stop destination for all your Intellectual Property needs.
We take pride in our multi-domain expertise. Our diverse team of professionals is equipped with expansive Technological, Legal, and Management knowledge that aids us in providing the correct blend of advisory services for our clients, covering all aspects of any invention.
Having completed 5000+ projects in less than a decade, our domain expertise includes Virtual Reality, Cyber Security, Big Data/ Cloud Computing, Block Chain, AI/ Machine Learning, Electric and Smart Vehicles, Petroleum, Oil & Gas, Semiconductors, Internet of Things, and many other technology fields.
We thrive on the trust our clients bestow upon us. Stringent confidentiality principles protect our clients from divulging any proprietary information. We are proud to be working with several Fortune 500 Companies, Forbes 2000 Companies, noteworthy billion-dollar MNCs, and many start-ups across the globe.
We assure you of the safety of your data with us. With impregnable state-of-the-art data security systems set up at our organization to prevent data leakage, all crucial information about your innovation is secure with us at all times.
What We Do
As one of the best patent companies in the US, our services are not just limited to patent drafting and patent registration.
We help you with Innovation Discovery & Development.
Provide invaluable insights through Technology Landscape Analysis on global best practices of starting an R&D project, existing and upcoming trends in technology, etc., to guide organizations to develop and deliver innovations faster and more efficiently.
• Gap/Whitespace Analysis to identify potential areas of innovation that can establish an organization as a strategic player in the industry.
• Knockout Searches to scout for the existence of prior art in the domain where an organization is hoping to invest resources for a novel design.
• Premium services for assistance in faster development of innovations.
Secure Strategic Invention Protection with the help of our 75+ patent attorneys and professionals located across the globe.
• A thoroughly critical patentability search of your innovation.
• Drafting a patent application, supporting documents for patent filing, and subsequent prosecution.
• Assistance in international patent registration for the exclusivity of your innovation in your choice of different countries.
Protect your inventions with our Safeguard and Technology Assertion services.
• Risk assessment as a preventive measure of third-part infringement of intellectual property rights and legal conflicts.
• Identify alternative getaways in case of an infringement issue.
• Researching the market to identify infringement of a client’s patented technology.
• Keeping a track of innovations from the client’s competitors.
Generate ROI by Monetization of your innovations and keeping track of innovations by your competitors or acquiring new technologies for commercialization.
• Correct market valuation of innovative technology
• Commercializing client’s patented technology
• Scouting for viable technology partners for clients based on comprehensive industry parameters.
• Review and manage the portfolio of the client’s Intellectual Property assets.
• IP Benchmarking to evaluate client’s strategic position vis-a-vis competitors, based on specific performance indicators.
Other IP services like securing Trademark and Copyright for appropriate intellectual properties.
If you are looking to start a R&D project and are having difficulties in understanding where to start, Technology Landscape is the service to opt for. It is a global best practice used by corporates to identify a starting point of an R&D project, which enables organizations to develop innovations faster, without reinventing the wheel as a Technology Landscape provides insights on what are the existing and future technology trends, competitors, and specific technology areas within the given domain where innovations are being created.
Organizations are always looking for areas in which they can innovate further, however, it is difficult to identify the areas in which they should innovate to either be a strategic player or generate revenues. A Gap/Whitespace analysis provides a clear understanding of the gaps in a particular technology domain, which can help the organizations to make more informed decisions for developing successful innovations.
Any organization may have a lot of ideas floating around at any time but not all the ideas are worth pursuing, and the cost of taking them further without identification of the best one’s may end up being an expensive affair, therefore, the knock out searches help in shortlisting ideas up-to one level thereby, saving a great deal of time and money.
These are premium services available on request and help organizations in identifying and developing innovations faster. For more information, connect with us today.
Assisting clients in identifying innovative subject matter through technical research and determining technical differences between a similar invention. Performing a Patentability Search although optional may prove to be a good tool prepare a strong patent application.
We assist clients in preparing a strong patent application and work with Patent Attorneys to file the patent application in any country. We also help the clients for preparing a strong response for any prosecution related issue to safeguard client’s interests.
We assist clients in managing International patent application filings anywhere in the world through Attorneys of respective countries. Patent filing is a very complex matter and it does not stop with filing of the patent application. There are many compliances and due dates that have to be maintained in various jurisdictions and missing one deadline may cost you your invention. We use technology to make this process perfect and make sure that you never miss a deadline.
Advising clients on IP risk assessment prior to a product launch based on opinions provided by external Attorneys and avoiding third party IP infringement of the Client. This is a pre-emptive measure to avoid any legal conflicts in a specific or group of countries and leads to a hassle-free launch of products/services.
Helping clients to identify best possible alternatives in scenarios where the client has or may end up infringing a third-party IP, for example Patent Invalidation.
Performing market research to identify potential competitors using Client’s patented technology and assisting the Client in taking suitable measures to prevent potential loss of income.
This service helps in keeping track of what your competitors are working on and also identify potential new competitors.
To assess the market value of a specific technology or patent, which is useful during many use cases such as Company Valuation or Technology Sales & Licensing of the same to arrive at an informed decision. The valuation is performed based on more than 70 industry parameters.
We help clients in commercializing their proprietary technology through sale or licensing across the world through our network.
To identify Technologies/Companies of interest and profiling them. The company profiling is performed based on comprehensive 9 industry parameters. This helps in selection of both technologies as well as technology partners suitable for developing innovative products and processes, while keeping in mind Client’s business strategy vis a vis leading trends of the technology sectors.
To conduct an Extensive Review and Status of the Intellectual Property Assets that are owned, used or acquired by the Company. This helps in enhancing the value of IP by understanding obsoleteness of the patents from a technology trend perspective and also identifying valuable & non-valuable assets.
A Comprehensive Approach to Evaluate a Company’s Position by comparing the IP with Competitors based on the performance indicators such as the Competitor Value, No. of Patent Filed, Licensing Opportunities, Mergers and Acquisitions. This helps in re-evaluating the business strategy and comparing the Patent to R&D Investment (PRDI) ratio.
We also assist our clients in registering and managing trademarks anywhere in the world through Attorneys of respective countries.
We also assist our clients in registering and managing copyrights anywhere in the world through Attorneys of respective countries.
Under U.S. patent law, an invention eligible for a patent when it fulfils the patentability criteria such as being novel, non-obviousness, and useful.
Filing a patent application, and earning an issued patent, is important for an inventor as it provides ownership of the invention and empowers the inventor to hinder others from making, using, or selling the invention during the life of the patent. Owning a patent also potentially helps the inventor in generating revenue by selling or licensing the patent.
To apply for a patent in the US, you first need to draft a patent application, and then file the application with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). When filing an application, you need to submit an application written in a prescribed format with drawings, associated forms, and payment of the required fees. Filling a patent application is a complex and time-consuming process. We recommend you hire a patent attorney to help you with drafting and filing a patent application.
The USPTO examiner will review the application to ensure all forms, drawings, oaths, etc. are present and in the proper form and that the proper fees are paid. The examiner will research whether the application is novel, non-obviousness, and useful. Based on these factors, the examiner decides whether the application will earn allowance or a rejection.
A person, a company, or group of people who create the invention is entitled to apply for a patent.
No, according to US law. In the US, a patent is granted for most inventions for 20 years from the date of the first filing of the patent application.
In the US, any novel, non-obvious and useful machine, process, manufacture, composition, or useful improvements to an existing invention can be patented if. Some non-patentable subject matter includes, but is not limited to any scientific theory, mathematical formula, natural laws, natural biological processes, chemical elements, physical phenomena, and abstract ideas are non-patentable subject matter in the US. Original works such as literary, theatrical, musical, software code, and other creative work are some examples of ideas that can be copyrighted.
Yes! A software application or process can be protected. Software patent applications require special handling and attention to detail to ensure they meet stringent US patent laws. The USPTO has granted software patents since the first one was issued in 1966, and the US Supreme Court has repeatedly.
You may file an application claiming priority to your application filed with USPTO. Alternatively, you may file a single PCT patent application. At present, 154 countries are members of Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The PCT route will allow an extra period of 18/19 months to file a patent application in member counties.
A patent application is a well-written document as per the rules prescribed by USPTO. Abstract, background, description, figures, and claims are essential elements of an application. The set of claims defines the scope of the invention. A granted patent protects the invention as defined by the claims.
These are different forms of Intellectual Property and protect various aspects of creativity. A patent covers the functional aspects of your invention. In comparison, a design patent safeguards the ornamental features of your products. A registered trademark helps brand the product and signifies the origin of the goods & services. Copyright protects original artistic and literary work.
You can find all US patent information on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) official website, such as published patent applications, granted patents, the latest IP policy, and other learning resources.
You can file a patent application in a foreign jurisdiction within twelve months of initial filing in the US. You can also file a PCT application within twelve months of the initial filing, followed by National Phase Applications within a specified time limit of 30/31 months of the initial filing date. You can also file a PCT application as your priority or initial filing followed by National filings.
WIPO, or the World Intellectual Property Organization is a policy body and agency of the United Nations to promote intellectual property protection in member states and administer treaty cooperation.
Licensing a patent means that the patent owners allow another person or company to create, use, or sell their patented innovation. This process occurs when both parties agree on terms and conditions (for example, establishing the amount and type of payment the licensee must make to the licensor) for a specific purpose, within a particular territory, and for a specific time.
You can't get a worldwide "world patent" or "international patent" right now. Patents are intellectual property rights limited to a particular jurisdiction or geographical area. In general, you must file a patent application for specific geographies where you seek patent protection. According to local legislation, the patent must be issued and enforced in each nation where you want patent protection for your innovation. As a result, filing a national patent application with each applicable national patent office is one way to get patents in several countries.
The “Public Patent Application Information Retrieval” (PAIR) portal (on the USPTO website is the best way to check the status of your pending patent application. You can access your pending application status and history at any time. After your application is published (18 months), others can view your pending application as well.
It is not advisable to disclose or provide details of your invention to anyone prior to submitting a patent application. At a minimum, if you do plan to disclose your invention to others, you should have a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in place first. In 2013, the United States passed the America Invents Act that changed the system from being a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” system.
You can visit the Public PAIR website. You can search for your patent application using the application or publication number. Then, you can view the complete patent file history under the “Image File Wrapper” tab.
The cost of earning a patent in the US depends upon:
Yes, trade secret can protect valuable and secret information of the invention. However, the trade secrets must be rigorously protected and come with specific legal requirements. One significant issue with trade secrets is that, if a trade secret is released to the public (e.g., by theft, a disgruntled employee, or from hacking), legal protection of your invention is severely limited.
In the US, it takes anywhere from 12-36 months to earn a patent after filing the patent application. Results are never guaranteed, however. The time for a patent examination is based on the complexity of the application and the art unit the application was applied in. The USPTO also has a prioritized examination program where your application is guaranteed to be examined within 6-12 months for an additional fee.
While there is no program that allow you to file one patent for worldwide coverage. You can either file a separate application in each specific country of your choice or you can file a patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in several countries while using a single application.
After filing a patent, the patent prosecution may take 2-3 years to complete and get a granted patent. Your patent application is under patent pending status during this period. However, you may make public disclosure of your invention. You can also use your invention to make and sell products.
A patent is a type of intellectual property right. It prevents others from using, selling, or making the invention. One must file a patent application with USPTO and follow the rules to get a granted patent.
Patent rights give the inventor a monopoly of using the invention for 20 years. It excludes others from using the invention protected by an active patent. A patent protects the unique features of your product. Exclusive product features may be helpful in a competitive market in generating revenue.
You can file your patent application on official website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). USPTO is a federal agency for granting patents in the US.
Yes, you can file a patent application in any jurisdiction regardless of citizenship or residency status. However, you may need to follow country-specific guidelines to file for patent protection.
The Paris Convention for the Protection of Intellectual Property is a global agreement regarding patent protection and other forms of Intellectual Property. There are 178 members countries to this agreement. One of the main aims of this treaty is to recognize countries for priority dates established by applications filed in other signatory countries.
The government of a country ensures the owner's patent rights through an appropriate legal and policy framework. In most jurisdictions, a court of law has the power to prevent patent infringement. The patent owner can monitor, detect, and prosecute patent infringers under the law.
Applicants can prepare and file patent applications without the help of a patent attorney. However, due to the complexity of the patent processes and the legal skills required for drafting, filing, and prosecuting a patent application, it is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from a patent attorney/agent throughout the process.