Our Search Team
Our dedicated prior art search team possesses extensive experience in addition to technical background, search expertise, language skills and intellectual property knowledge. We have access to almost all patent and other prior art databases in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean, including Patolis, NRI, JP-NET, JSTPlus, etc.
We have the right search team with the right skills and knowledge, as well as right tools for prior art search in Asian languages, the so-called CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean).
Profile of some of Our Searchers
- Mr. Kazuaki Murakami
Language: Japanese / English
Years of experience: 16 years
Fields: Machinery, electrical and electronics, communication/wireless, business model
Working Experiences: 4 years working as a R&D researcher;16 years working as a patent searcher
Education: Master degree from Osaka University, mechanical engineering
Search database: PATOLIS, NRI Patent, PATENT-NET, etc.
Language: Native speaker of Japanese.
Certified Nikon aligner technician.
Qualification of Database Searchers – Level 1
Working language: Japanese
- Mr.Masaru Kawaguchi
Years of experience: Since 1996
Semiconductors, Communication technologies and devices,
Optical apparatus/devices, IT related technologies and products
Area of expertise (Academic background):
Electrical and electronic engineering, Information processing engineering, Production engineering
Have working experience at Toshiba. and KYOCERA,
Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology, electrical and electronic engi-neering
Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Information Science.
Search database: PATOLIS, NRI, Hitachi Shareresearch, STN, IPDL, etc.
Language: Native speaker of Japanese
Qualification of Database Searchers – Level 1 (1998)
Information mining /patent mapping
- Mr.Jun Cheng
Language:Japanese / Chinese/English
Years of experience: 14 years
Fields: Material, Chemistry, chemical engineering, Bio/pharmaceutical, Home appliance/electronics, Communication, Business models
5 years working with a multinational company at R&D department; 14 years at current position
Education: Ph.D. from Osaka University in Osaka, Master from Peking University in Beijing
Search database: PATOLIS, NRI Patent, PATENT-NET, PatentNET(Chinese), CNKI (Chinese), Wanfang(Chinese), etc.
Language: Native speaker of Japanese and Chinese
Working language: Japanese/Chinese/English
- Mr.Jianying Guo
Language: Japanese / Chinese
Years of experience: 8 years
Fields: Bio/pharmaceutical, chemistry, Communication
2 years working as a researcher, 2 years as a translator, 8 years in current position.
M.Sci. from Chiba University in Japan
Skills: Search database: PATOLIS, NRI Patent, PATENT-NET, G-Search, Teikoku Dababank, PatentNET(Chinese), CNKI (Chinese), Wanfang(Chinese), etc.
Working language: Japanese/Chinese
Our clients include patent attorneys, IP managers of multinational corporations. We work with our clients very closely to provide solutions to address their issues. We tailor our searches to fit the needs of our clients, deliver high value, and accommodate the budget that has been allocated toward prior art research activities.
We respect, value, and protect our customer's proprietary information at all times. We are extraordinarily sensitive to the nature of the information our clients share with us.