Patents | ONDA TECHNO Intl. Patent Attys.[Japan Patent Firm] | Gifu City

Patents | ONDA TECHNO Intl. Patent Attys.[Japan Patent Firm] | Gifu City



International Department

The international department has both engineering and legal staff. The members of the engineering staff are specialized in diversified fields of technology that include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemistry, communications, and biotechnology. The members of the legal staff are specialized in legal matters. ONDA TECHNO offers clients a unique combination of engineering experience and legal expertise. This combination allows us to provide you with fast, efficient and cost effective service. In addition, our highly skilled intellectual property specialists, which are responsible for docketing and accounting, uses a sophisticated computer system to manage and protect our clients’ valuable applications and intellectual property rights.

Our international network extends over 100 countries including those in America, Europe, and Asia. In these countries, we have established solid professional relationships with firms whose legal and service standards equal our own. Based in Japan, ONDA TECHNO serves clients throughout the world in association with these firms.

Our international business can be generally divided into outbound work and inbound work. Outbound work is directed to patent protection service abroad for our domestic clients. Our in-house US patent attorney checks the work done by our Japanese staff to maintain high quality. Inbound work refers to patent protection service in Japan for our foreign clients. Our bilingual Japanese staff members handle all of the work sent through our international network every day.

One feature of our international department is the seminars we hold for our clients. Our US Patent Attorney periodically gives lectures on US patent law. We also invite experts from Europe and Asia for seminars to assist our clients in keeping abreast with changes in other countries. In this matter, we are constantly seeking to satisfy clients’ needs.

  • 100 patent engineers, who have backgrounds in, among other things,mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, and biotechnology
  • Filing more than 3,500 patent and utility model applications with the Japanese Patent Office annually (3,573 cases in 2022)
  • Use of our in-house developed software to facilitate speed and quality for our services
  • Use of a software named “PATENT CHECKER” for checking approximately 180 different items and formalities in specifications prior to filing

Benefits of Our Services

An Office Action report will be provided within one week from the issue date of the Office Action.

When we report Office Actions, we send a brief report letter (Notification of Reasons for Rejection) within one week from the issue date of the Office Action. The report letter indicates the claims rejected, brief reasons for rejection, and a list of the cited references. In some cases, this letter will allow clients to make an early decision concerning prosecution in Japan before having to incur the expense of translation and analysis of the Office Action. It also provides you with the information necessary to prepare an IDS for any corresponding US cases.

Our proposals for Office Actions include several options and our clients can select an appropriate option.

Considering the convenience of our clients, our proposals for Office Actions typically include several options and our clients can select an appropriate option based on their purpose and future intended use of the intellectual property. Upon request, we provide our clients with a draft response in compliance with Japanese patent law and practice.

We can easily handle e-billing systems (Legal Tracker, CounselLink etc.).

We are currently using e-billing systems including Legal Tracker, CounselLink, CounselGO, Tymetrix , Tymetrix360, and ASCENT. We have ten in-house systems engineers, which allows us to more easily handle a transition to e-billing and which reduces the burden on our clients during such a transition.

No fees for transferring files to our firm will be charged.

If you merge or split entities, we will meet your expectations regarding assignment and other documentation. We have had several US clients transfer their hundreds of files to our firm and are capable of handling such large operations. We will not charge an attorney’s fee for transferring Japanese patent applications that are currently being handled by other firms. Thus, our clients do not need to pay fees to both Japanese firms when a transfer takes place.

One-stop service for both Japan and China is available.

ONDA TECHNO is the first Japanese patent firm to have established an office in China. We are able to provide one-stop service for both Japan and China. Our clients do not need to contact both Japanese agent and Chinese agent for requesting filing patent applications.


Our in-house draftspersons prepare all necessary drawings for patent and design applications. We can prepare various drawings such as mechanical drawings, circuit drawings, perspective drawings, explanatory drawings for business method patents, user’s manuals etc. We have software library that is able to read almost any CAD data offered by our clients. Thus, we can prepare and modify drawings in the most efficient and effective way.


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