Unlike other search firms that can only search English abstracts for Japanese prior art, our searchers are Japanese native speakers with the required search skills and technical background. We search Japanese patent information in Japanese and send you a report and other supporting documents in English.
We can perform patent class searches including Japanese patent F-term search, FI code search, IPC search, and full text search.
- Chemistry and chemical engineering
- Biology and biotechnology
- Computer hardware and software
- Photonics and physics
- Machinery, etc
Depending on your needs, we can provide patentability (novelty) search, invalidity (invalidation) search, legal status search, and freedom to operate (freedom to practice) search.
About 70% of our Japanese prior art searches performed in 2007 for North American clients were invalidation searches.