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Expert Opinions, Searches

Whether a patent is valid or not, or conflicting with a patent of others or not, is an issue that is becoming more and more crucial in mapping out a business strategy in this day and age when people are seeking to make effective use of their intellectual properties through tight linkage with their business.
However, in order to make such specialized judgments, one needs to be highly knowledgeable and experienced.
Hirota & Associates has many patent attorneys who have experience as both examiners and appeal examiners at the JPO and provides a full range of services including searches and expert opinions by making the most of their experience and expertise.

Practice Areas

  • Counseling on expert opinions and searches
  • Prior art document search (determination of patentability), search of prosecution history, request of references and official gazettes
  • Preparation of information offer form
  • Preparation of expert opinions on effectiveness of rights or concerning conflicts