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  Patent / Utility Model                                          
                                           
                                                                                   
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  Creation                                    
                                     
                                                                                   
    (1) Consultation of Invention: From an idea to an "invention" and further to a more valuable "great invention"  
                 
      Personal interview (visit, as necessary) before filing an application to discuss how an idea can be refined and          
      protection scope can be enlarged.          
                 
                         
                         
                 
      Grow an idea incubated in a invention-creation department to an "invention" and further to a more valuable          
      "great invention" to support          
                 
                                                                                     
    (2) Prior Art Search: Difference between prior art(s) is important for an "invention"  
                 
      • Prior art search and summarization          
      • Suggestion on how an application is to be filed and how an idea can be enlarged based on the results of the prior          
       art search          
      • Literature research of peripheral technology related to the invention          
                 
                         
                         
                 
      Seek for availability of patent application for an "invention", determine the breadth of the "invention" and support for          
      the application strategy (when and where the patent application is to be filed, etc.)          
                 
                                                                                     
    (3) Support for Inventors and Client's Staffs: Importance of strategy for utilizing an "invention" to the maximum    
                 
      • Providing our advice on whether an idea of invention-creation department is to be published in a form of patent          
       application or kept secret as a know-how, and right protection other than patent (e.g. design in addition to patent,          
       or utility model in place of patent)          
      • Lecture etc. in response to various requests          
                 
                         
                         
                 
      Support for client's strategy for the most appropriate utilization of "invention"          
                 
                                                                                     
                                                                                     
    Protection              
                 
                                                                                     
    (1) Patent specification: "quality, due date and additional value" are our motto      
                 
      • Patent attorneys and patent engineers capable of dealing with various fields in machinery, electric appliance,          
       chemistry etc.          
      • High expertise and vast knowledge and experiences based on examination trend and judicial precedents          
                 
                         
                         
                 
      Speedily preparing high-quality specifications for inventions in various and/or field-integrated technical fields          
                 
                                                                                     
    (2) Overseas Intellectual Property Strategy: Support for globalization of clients      
                 
      • Experience in patent applications in several tens of foreign countries including BRICs countries.          
      • Close network with foreign representatives          
      • Collection and analysis of information on system and practice of foreign countries          
                 
                         
                         
                 
      • Support for speedy and proper overseas patent acquisition in accordance with law systems of foreign countries          
      • Provide various useful information for overseas business deployment and intellectual-property strategy of clients          
                 
   
   
    Utilization                    
                       
                                                                                     
    (1) Ideas for Utilization of Patent Right: Not only acquisition, but also appropriate utilization      
                 
      Dealing with search or providing expert opinion on infringement of third party, sending warning letter, negotiating,          
      contracting on licensing etc. and handling lawsuits          
                 
               
               
                 
      Support for active utilization of patent right          
                 
     
    (2) Countermeasure against third party: Offering secure defense against execution of right from a third party    
                 
      Providing search, expert opinion on the presence of infringement and workaround plan, filing an invalidation trial,          
      negotiation, and suggesting countermeasures and solutions          
                 
               
               
                 
      Offering best possible solutions against execution of right from a third party          
                 
   
    (3) Other Business Related to Intellectual Property: Multidimensional support including related laws    
                 
      Consultation not only in patent/utility model, design and trademark, but also in related laws such as unfair competition          
      prevention law and copyright law          
                 
               
               
                 
      Offering support for wide intellectual-property related matters including related laws          
                 
   
   
                                                                                     
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