Pharmaceutical Patent Invalidation Search
Project duration: 6 weeks
Search Language: Japanese and Chinese
Client: A major Europe pharmaceutical company
Type of search: Search both patents and other scientific literatures published in Japanese and Chinese to invalidate a patent. The client had performed extensive searches in English, and provided English search results and search queries in the English search for us as reference materials
Field of Technology: pharmaceutical
Brief Description of the Target Patent to be Invalidated: The target patent teaches a polypeptide and applications in treating B cell related autoimmune diseases.
Full text search
For Japanese patents:
NRI (for full text search), PATOLIS (for classification search), and IPDL (for downloading full patents for review.
For Japanese non-patent literatures: JDream II (JSTPlus), JSTMedicine
For Chinese patents: CPIN, and SIPO
For Chinese non-patent literatures:
CSCD, CNKi, and Wangwei
We were very disappointed that no good art had been uncovered in the searches. Our searches indicate both Japan and China are "inert" in this area.