Research/Analysis/Patent Map

With recent globalization, intellectual property has become increasingly important as a management tool. When using intellectual property as a legally protected right, rather than as know-how, it is usually necessary to generate rights through the procedures of application, examination, and registration in each country. However, in order to generate rights, it is necessary to go through complicated procedures and it is costly. Therefore, research, analysis, and patent maps play an important role in ensuring efficient procedures and preventing wasted costs.

It is also necessary to pay attention to filing trends of competitors and make sufficient preparations in case a dispute over copyright infringement arises. It is possible to understand the application trends of competitors through appropriate research and analysis, and in the event of a dispute, it is useful to assess rights based on thorough research and analysis. Patent maps, which analyze collected information from various perspectives, are useful not only for past trends but also for future predictions.

Furthermore, when developing a new product, we consider whether there is a possibility of infringing on the intellectual property rights of other companies at each stage, from the stage of planning the development theme to the stage of manufacturing and selling the product, and we conduct disputes in advance. It is very important to avoid.

In this way, "investigation, analysis, and patent maps" are required in a variety of situations, from before filing an application to after obtaining rights, and from new product planning and development to product manufacturing and sales.

We have established the "Investigation/Analysis/Patent Map" because we wish to assist your company in acquiring intellectual property rights and to strive to protect intellectual property rights. By making full use of the research and analysis capabilities that we have cultivated over many years, we provide research, analysis, and patent map services that meet the individual needs of our customers.

Team Leader Manager Kenji Kojima



Survey related information

How to search Chinese patent publications (2020.09.16)

We will introduce how to search for Chinese patents using the web service provided by the China Patent Office (CNIPA).
*This page was created on September 16, 2020.
*Please note that the site structure may change without notice.

 China Patent Announcement Search Site

■Search method
 Please check the PDF document below for details.
 How to search Chinese patent publications



List of investigation/analysis contents

Survey target countries (all countries and regions around the world)


Japan, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Bhutan, Brunei, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia, Laos, etc.


Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Italy, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, Croatia, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Poland, Portugal, Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania・Russia etc.

【North America】

USA / Canada

[Central America/Caribbean]

Cuba, Guatemala, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Haiti, Mexico, etc.

【South America】

Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Venezuela, etc.

【middle east】

United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, etc.


Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, Guinea, Kenya, Congo, Zambia, Sudan, Senegal, Tanzania, Central Africa, Chenisia, Nigeria, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, etc.


Australia, Tonga, New Zealand, Micronesia, etc.

[Wide area]

African Regional Industrial Property Organization (ARIPO), Eurasia (EAPO), Europe (EPO, EUIPO), African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), Benelux, Nordic Patent Institute (NPI), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)


Patents/utility models (applicable to all technical fields such as electrical/electronic/IT, machinery, chemistry, biology, etc.)

[Investigation and analysis before obtaining rights]

・Prior art literature search
・Investigation of application trends of other companies
・Collection of materials for information provision

[Investigation and analysis after obtaining rights]

・Investigation of validity of rights
・Invalid materials/publicly known materials investigation
・Survey to ensure free implementation (FTO survey)
・Infringement appraisal
・Collection of materials for information provision after registration

[Patent map]

・Consideration of the direction of research and development
・Understanding and predicting development trends of competitors
・Check your company's patent network
・Analysis of technological trends in specific fields




・Pre-application investigation
・Foreign trademark search
・Trademark usage investigation


・Product development/pre-sales investigation
・Invalidity investigation
・Infringement appraisal


Other research/analysis

・Application progress information investigation
・Collecting information on domestic intellectual property systems
・Collecting information on overseas intellectual property systems
・Investigation and analysis of trial decisions and precedents



Flow of investigation and analysis



Features of our patent office

・We provide high-quality services that combine the research know-how cultivated through many years of experience and the analytical capabilities unique to an international patent firm.
・Because we are an international patent office that handles applications both domestically and internationally, we are able to conduct research and analysis with a view to domestic and international applications.
- Patent attorneys and members of the Patent Strategy Department with practical experience will be in charge of the case, so they will understand the technical characteristics and have advanced analytical skills to grasp their essence.
・We are able to provide one-stop advanced and strategic research, analysis, and patent map creation services, with engineers with extensive research experience in charge of research and patent attorneys evaluating and making decisions.
・The patent attorney and patent strategy department member who was in charge of the investigation will cooperate with the customer's application strategy, such as by participating in invention discovery meetings, so we have created an environment where we can provide total support for building a patent network from specification creation to patent acquisition. I am.
- Through cooperation and collaboration with foreign offices, we are able to collect information and materials related to intellectual property from around the world.
・Translation of survey results materials, reports, etc. will be provided by in-house staff with extensive translation experience.
・We strive to provide customer-oriented service, so we will respond flexibly to each request.
Example: We also accept surveys that are not listed in the survey/analysis list.
We will respond to your specifications regarding investigation method, investigation time, etc.
・The type and content of surveys and analyzes can be customized according to the purpose, so customers can choose their own research methods.
Example: If you do both a pre-application investigation and a research on other companies' technology trends...
In addition to the effectiveness of your own applications, you can also find out more about the effectiveness of your own applications by looking at the technology trends and filing trends of your company and other companies.
Researching and analyzing information on other companies' trademark registration application trends and overseas intellectual property systems...
As a result of researching and analyzing trends in overseas trademark applications by major companies, we found that countries/regions with a large number of applications are generally countries/regions where products are actually being developed, and are considered to be attractive markets. Masu. Therefore, by gathering information on the intellectual property system of the country/region in question, it becomes possible to formulate an intellectual property strategy.



Investigations are conducted in collaboration with patent attorneys who have specialized knowledge and practical experience in patents, trademarks, etc., members of the patent strategy department, specialized staff, and searchers with extensive research experience. Additionally, we will select the most appropriate investigator depending on the details of your request.



The cost will vary depending on the content of the investigation/analysis and the format of the report, so please contact us and we will give you a quote. We can also conduct research and analysis within the amount you provide.

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