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Patent attorneyss in Japan

Aihara & Associates is a patent firm. We are located in Tokyo, Japan.

Patent application in Japan

We specialize in providing a comprehensive Intellectual Property service for International Patents particularly Japanese Patents. We provide a comprehensive and reliable service for filling a patent application with an emphasis on meeting our clients' needs and exceeding their expectations.

Our services

Our practices are specialized for patent and trademark issues. We support your prior art search, international licensing and technology transfer support in Japan, and so forth.
We provide our clients with legal advice and opinions concerning the procedure and use of patents and trademarks.

In particular, we are specializing in the field of the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies, life sciences, medicines and medical devices.

We have considerable experience and expertise in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of fields and technologies. Our attorneys have diverse technical backgrounds and experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the following fields:

  • Chemistry, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology, Medical Device
  • DNA, RNA, iRNA, Proteins
  • Microarrays, Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Nanotechnology, Microfluidics
  • Instrumentation, Mechanical Device
  • Business Methods, Softwares
  • Mechanical and Control Systems
  • Materials, Metallurgical Science

Entry into national phase from a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) patent application in Japan

A PCT application doesn't automatically lead to global patent protection. Instead, you eventually need to apply for patents in each of the countries and regions where you wish to pursue patent protection.

We provide a range of services for patent outside of Japan. We assist our clients in filing a patent application in Japan through the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) route. We are happy to accept PCT National Phase entry applications from foreign associates. We have clients that use our services from all over the world. The attorneys at our office have considerable experience with entry into the national phase from PCT applications in Japan.

We offer our services to the patent firms located outside of Japan that has filed a PCT application on behalf of the firm's client and now wishes to enter the national phase in Japan but also to the corporate applicants or individuals located outside of Japan that has filed its own PCT application and now wishes to enter the national phase in Japan.

We also provide leading-edge translation services for filling a patent application in Japan. In order to advance a PCT international application into the national phase in Japan, Japanese translations of the PCT international application must be submitted. Our patent attorneys with backgrounds specializing in the relevant technical field complete your translations.

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Japanese Patent – Examination

Examination

In Japan, request for examination must be requested at any time within three years from the date of filing of a patent application.
If the request for examination is not filed on or before the above due
date with the Japan Patent Office, the application shall be deemed to have been withdrawn, that is the application will become invalid.

Amendments to the specification, claims and/or drawings can be made
any time until the date on which the first official action becomes due.

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Patent Application in Japan

Application

In order for applying and filing for a patent in Japan, you can file the
application based on the Paris Convention.

You can also file the patent application as a PCT application with Japan Patent Office. If you would like to know about the national phase entry into Japan, please see PCT entry into Japan

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Amendments under PCT Article 34 in Japan

The Japanese translation of the written amendment must be submitted for an amendment under PCT Article 34(2) according to the practice of the Japan Patent Office.

Due date for submission of above Japanese translation is 2 months from the date of the entry into Japan.

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Amendments under PCT Article 19 in Japan

The Japanese translation of the originally filed and/or as amended
claims must be submitted for an amendment under PCT Article 19(1) according to the practice of the Japan Patent Office.

Due date for submission of above Japanese translation is 2 months from the date of the entry into Japan.

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Japanese translation of applications for PCT national phase entering into Japan

Japanese translation of applications for PCT national phase entering into Japan.

Japanese translations of the following documents are required according to the practice of the Japan Patent Office.

1. Description,
2. Claims,
3. Drawings, and
4. Abstract.

Due date for submission of above Japanese translation is 2 months from the date of the entry into Japan. Please note that the translation filing due is not from the 30-month deadline.

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Time Limit of PCT national phase entry into Japan

Time Limit

According to the Japanese patent law, a PCT application can be
entered into the Japanese national phase within 30 months from the
priority date.

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