ONDA TECHNO provides industry-leading intellectual property search services.
Japan enjoys the worlds 3rd largest economy and one of the largest and most sophisticated patent systems. To protect their rights in this valuable and accessible market, inventors in Japan and abroad file more than 370,000 patent applications written in Japanese. Since these applications are published in a language that is difficult, if not impossible, to search for non-Japanese speakers, rudimentary patent examination searches are woefully inadequate for finding meaningful Japanese prior art. Due to these poor prior art searches of Japanese patent publications during the examination stage, we have found that there is a high likelihood of a successful prior art search in Japan when a search is performed independently of examination.
Our experienced in-house searchers offer high-value-added services from search strategy planning to analyzing and compiling of patent database information. We can smoothly synchronize search results with our clients other intellectual property needs. In addition, we provide database construction services for easy pinpoint access to critical patent information.
Our Japanese language searches cover a wide breadth of general property rights to find prior art from an array of traditional and non-traditional sources. We search technical literature, corporate information, market information, and printed publications such as newspapers and journals, among others. These searches are conducted by our certified database searchers.
Our patent search consists of two stages: a computer-assisted search first stage and a manual search second stage. In the first stage, a computer-assisted search using various databases is performed. The publications hit by the computer-assisted search are carefully filtered by our in-house searchers in the second stage. This way, we provide you our industry-best service in the most cost-effective manner.