attorney_takenaka-min (1)

Our Prosecution Group

Our prosecution group includes attorneys, paralegals, and analysts with diverse technical backgrounds. Our team prepares and prosecutes more than 1,000 patent, design, and trademark applications before the Japan Patent Office per year.


Our prosecution team provides international legal services to foreign clients completely in English.  Attorneys of the group have extensive experience in the practice of working with foreign clients, such as reporting on the filing of applications, and reporting on official communications from the Japan Patent Office.


Upon receipt of Office Actions, attorneys review the Office Actions issued against applications and analyze alternative ways to overcome rejections.  The attorneys prepare analytic comments that include recommendations. The comments help our clients to understand the grounds of rejections in detail and to overcome the rejection.


Due to diversity of technologies, our prosecution team for patent applications is supported by technical advisers with backgrounds in a variety of science and engineering disciplines who belong to the translation group.  This provides the best understanding of the forefront of innovations for which clients would like to seek protection.

Our firm makes use of management software for patent, utility model, trademark, and industrial design applications with virtual machine servers.  With these technologies, our firm manages deadlines of applications and responses and maintains important intellectual property data of our clients.