Our Japanese searches are performed by Japanese native searchers. We don't believe it is possible to perform a thorough Japanese patent search using English abstract or machine translation, although we know some search firms in the US and Europe do that. We are the only search firm in North America that can search Japanese prior art using Japanese with deliverables in English. (Please refer to some examples.)
We search Japanese patents using Japanese and send you a report and other supporting documents in English by fully utilizing a combination of our knowledge and expertise in search skills, technical expertise, patent practice, and linguistic skills.
Whether you need a thorough patent search for either offensive or defensive patent litigation, or you need patent information to decide the novelty/validity of an invention, or freedom-to-operate opinion, we can help.
Depending on your needs, our Japanese translator can also translate the Japanese prior art into English for your convenience.
We also perform Chinese and Korean patent search and translation services.