SERVICES

Shin-Ei Patent Firm is a comprehensive service provider for Japanese and international intellectual property.

Application and Prosecution

  • Preparing and prosecuting Japanese patent and utility model applications to grant: We can advise on any procedures relating to patent and utility model applications before the Japan Patent Office.
  • Preparing and prosecuting foreign patent and utility model applications to grant: We can advise on any procedures relating to any foreign patent and utility model applications, including PCT applications.
  • Preparing and prosecuting Japanese design applications to grant: We can advise on any procedures relating to design applications before the Japan Patent Office.
  • Preparing and prosecuting foreign design applications to grant: We can advise on any procedures relating to foreign design applications, including Hague applications.
  • Preparing and prosecuting Japanese trademark applications to grant: We can advise on any procedures relating to trademark applications before the Japan Patent Office.
  • Preparing and prosecuting foreign trademark applications to grant: We can advise on any procedures relating to foreign trademark applications including Madrid Protocol applications.
  • Innovation Capture Sessions We can provide support for identifying and capturing innovation in your business. We also advise for ensuring protections in view of patent law and for developing your IP strategy.

Searches and Opinions

  • Professional Opinions and FTOs We can advise on infringement of patents. We can check if your products do not infringe on patent rights of others and if products of others infringe your patent rights.
    We also advice on validity of patent in question.
  • Invalidity Searches We can conduct document searches for supporting strong arguments to invalidate a patent in dispute.
    We can also conduct field searches to identify and clear any documents that can be potential threat on your own patents.
  • Prior Art Searches We can conduct document searches to identify potential references for evaluating patentability of your invention.
  • Prior Trademark Search We can conduct searches for registrability of your trademark applications.

Appeal and Opposition Proceeding

  • Appeal against Decision of Rejection We can advise and support on appeal proceedings before Board of Appeal when you do not agree with Decision of Rejection by the Patent Office.
  • Invalidation Trials We can represent and advise you relating to invalidation trials for patent and utility model registrations, design registrations, and trademark registrations.
  • Opposition We can advise and represent you on patent and/or trademark opposition proceedings.
  • Trials for Rescission of Trademark Registration We can advise and represent you on trials for rescission of trademark registrations.

Litigations

  • Litigations against Appeal Decision We can bring an administrative litigation in a court in case you are dissatisfied with an appeal decision in appeal proceeding against a decision of rejection.
  • Infringement litigations We can provide supports on patent infringement litigations in collaboration with a law office.
  • Foreign litigation support We can provide support for patent infringement litigations abroad in collaboration with foreign law offices.

Consulting

  • Supporting and Preparing Contracts relating to intellectual property We can provide advice on contracts relating to intellectual property such as licensing agreements.
  • Intellectual strategy recommendations We make recommendations about intellectual property strategy based on open & closed strategy and patent landscape analysis.