DO YOU NEED HELP OBTAINING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN JAPAN?

Welcome to Seishin IP Patent Firm, P.C.
 

ABOUT US

SEISHIN IP PATENT FIRM (SSIP) is a Japanese Patent, Trademark and Design Firm supporting inventors and designers creating valuable Intellectual Property.  We have 10 Patent Attorneys including a Former JPO Examiner and a Former Senior IPR Specialist of Japan Customs (as of April 1, 2017).

It has been more than 30 years since the establishment of our firm, and over the last 20 years, SSIP has maintained a successful patent grant rate of 70% on average.  Further, after grant of application SSIP have been supporting companies with our follow up services including invalidation trials, infringement proceedings, and litigation rescinding the trial decisions.  It would be a great pleasure for us to support you in making your business profitable. Highly skilled team of our staff members offers you the best services to meet your demands and lead you towards a successful grant, at reasonable cost.
 

 

GREETINGS

We pride ourselves in having maintained a successful patent grant rate of 70% on average over 20 years. This high success rate is due to our knowledge and expertise accumulated over the past 30 years since establishment.

 

To meet our clients’ expectation, patent attorneys and technical staff of our firm, who possess high-level skills and professional career experience in various fields of expertise, are always up to date with current trends and technological advancement, and capable of offering a positive approach for obtaining strong IP rights.  Moreover, we have in-house translators who perform all the translation work from foreign clients, so that our patent attorneys and translators work closely together to complete high-quality application documents.  With our teamwork, your applications will undergo an examination procedure with better quality in Japan.

SSIP has been entrusted by major corporations with their important cases because we can offer a full range of follow up services including acquisition of IP rights, invalidation trials, infringement proceedings, and litigation rescinding the trial decision. We believe that our follow up services help you continue to secure a position superior to your competitors.

 

In order to secure the stability and sustainable development of SSIP, we started to conduct our business activities as a patent professional corporation from January 2008. This helps to firmly protect your patent right that can be maintained in force for a maximum of 20 years from its filing date.

Further, we will continue to keep our staff trained and educated so as to be able to provide your intellectual property with continued protection and make further contribution towards your future business development.

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Patents/Utility Models

We can offer a positive approach for obtaining strong Patents with high-level skills and professional career experience at reasonable cost.

Designs

We can offer an effective prosecution and constructive strategies for utilizing the Design Registrations.

Trademarks

We can offer customized and effective branding strategies for you.

Applications for suspension before the Custom

Former Senior IPR Specialist of Japan Customs strongly supports to file an application for import suspension at the border.

PROCEDURES

STEP

1

Translation of a foreign patent specification into Jpanese

STEP

2

Filing of a Japanese patent application or PCT national phase entry into Japan

STEP

3

Request for Examination
Substanitive Examination(Approximately 2 years from the filing of a request for examination)
Notification of Reasons for Refusal(Office Action)
Decision to grant a patent

STEP

4

Written Argument and/or Amendment
Decision of Refusal

STEP

5

Registration
(Patent Fee Payment)
Request for Appeal against Decision of Refusal
Issuance of a Certificate of patent
Patent Decision
Rejection Decision
 

OUR ATTORNEYS

Katuyuki ISHIBASHI

Katuyuki ISHIBASHI

President Specializes in mechanics, chemicals,and controls. Language: English

Hiroshi MATSUMOTO

Hiroshi MATSUMOTO

Specializes in mechanics and controls. Language: English

Makoto TSUTSUI

Makoto TSUTSUI

Specializes in mechanics,engineering, and controls. Language: English

Yuki WATANABE

Yuki WATANABE

Specializes in electricity, controls and mechanics. Language: English and Mandarin

Rie OHKI

Rie OHKI

Specializes in chemicals and telecommunications. Language: English

Masahiro TAGUCHI

Masahiro TAGUCHI

Specializes in Mechanics, Chemicals, and Design. Language: English

Seikoh SASAKI

Seikoh SASAKI

Specializes in Electronic Engineering. Language: English

Kingo MISAKI

Kingo MISAKI

Specializes in Mechanics, Control Engineering, and Powder Technology. Language: English

 
 
Takashi SHIMAZAKI

Takashi SHIMAZAKI

Specializes in Mechanics, Control Engineering. Language: English

Akiko TSUCHIYA

Akiko TSUCHIYA

Specializes in Trademark Law Language: English

Genya FUJITA

Genya FUJITA

Specializes in mechanics and physics. Language: English

Seishin IP Patent Firm, P.C.

Representatives:  Katsuyuki ISHIBASHI​

Address:  Mita 43MT Building 13th Floor, 13-16, Mita 3-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0073 JAPAN​


Tel:  +81-3-5419-6611

Fax:  +81-3-5419-6612

Office hour:  9:00 -17:30

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