Representation in industrial property filings and proceedings
We represent the client and/or liaise with overseas patent offices for the client in the preparation and application of industrial property right filings, correspondence with examiners, trials, appeals, maintenance of rights, lawsuits, etc.
Consultation on technology and product development
We provide consultation for technology and product development involving the creation of new intellectual properties, and technology development for avoiding conflicts with competitors' intellectual property rights, etc. Our patent attorneys with expertise in biochemistry (biotechnology), organic chemistry, high polymer chemistry, pharmacy, environmental chemistry, food chemistry, etc. are willing to participate in your R&D activities.
Consultation on intellectual property rights
We provide consultation about intellectual property rights at every stage ranging from brainstorming for new ideas to utilization of rights. Our patent attorneys are ready to visit your offices as well as remote factories and suppliers.
Intellectual property search
We conduct prior art search, trademark search, etc. in a swift and reliable manner. In reporting search results, our patent attorneys will not only explain facts and results but also make proposals on the direction of technology development, measures for improving patentability, measures for avoiding infringement, alternative ideas for trademark applications, etc. as necessary.
Provision of expert opinions on intellectual property issues
We provide independent expert opinions on patentability and infringement. We can also provide advice on actions to be taken based on the opinion.
Contract and negotiation practices relating to intellectual property rights
We conduct the preparation, revision and review of license agreements, joint development (research) agreements, patent application agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and technology transfer agreements, etc. We also engage in negotiations for conflict resolution and licensing.
Intellectual property seminars
We conduct seminars concerning the intellectual property law and proceedings, with particular focuses on product development and other actual business situations.
Employee training for intellectual property rights
We can offer employee training programs for intellectual property rights. We will design appropriate lecture contents which meet the needs of participants (e.g. new employees, engineers, managers, etc.) based on the client's request.
Consultation on corporate intellectual property management in general
We prioritize everyday communication with the client to correctly understand the client's situation and promptly respond to inquiries, even in the case of emergency. We provide consultation, advice, related information, instant search, etc. free of charge. We can offer, upon request of the client, employee training programs for intellectual property management.