ONDA TECHNO Searchers Again Strike Gold and Silver at the 2019 Patent Search Competition!
In September 2019, ONDA TECHNO searchers won gold and silver certifications of accreditation in the advanced course at the Patent Information Retrieval Competition organized by the Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC). Four ONDA TECHNO searchers participated in this year’s Competition, including two new search competitors. Competition veterans Mr. Katsuyoshi Kojima and Mr. Hideki Azegami respectively won Gold and Silver certifications among 388 search professionals from all over Japan. The two new ONDA searchers fell short of medaling, but are eager to hone their skills to reach the podium in next year’s Competition and participated in the feedback seminar held by the IPCC after the Competition. We are looking forward to their efforts.
In the Patent Information Retrieval Competition, searchers test their knowledge and skills by conducting actual domestic and foreign searches. The Competition is a well-known way to objectively assess searching ability.
ONDA searchers consistently place at the top of the Competition, including:
2019: Gold (1) and Silver (1)
2018: Gold (1) and Silver (1)
2017: Gold (1) and Bronze (2)
2016: Bronze (2)
2015: Bronze (3)
2014: Silver (1) and Bronze (1)
2013: Gold (1) and Bronze (1)
2011: Prize for top 5% (1)
2010: Second Prize (1)
All ONDA TECHNO searchers are required to obtain at least the second grade of the searcher examination held by the Information Science and Technology Association Japan. These qualifications are a well-respected measure of searching skill.
ONDA TECHNO has an in-house search department lead by a dedicated experienced search attorney. Therefore, if your search is related to opinion work or an appeal, our lead attorney will be able to provide professional support, and his thorough knowledge of the search process enables smooth searching procedures customized to your legal needs. Further, our in-house US attorney and Chinese attorneys can provide thorough coordinated opinions on references found in searches.
If you are in need of a search, please contact us.