The extraordinarily complex, state-of-the-art inventions in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology are where our firm best demonstrates our technical expertise. All of our patent attorneys and specialists handling pharmaceutical and biotech cases hold doctorates and provide specific advice in view of experiments in the specification.
We have represented many non-Japanese clients, and we provide easy-to-understand explanations that take into consideration the legal systems of the client’s country.
For pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications, we place particular emphasis on scope of protection and validity of patents; our goal is not simply to overcome rejections. We prepare responses in consideration of possible effects on counterpart applications and draft claims in anticipation of potential issues when obtaining patent term extensions or when enforcing patents. Additionally, we send English translations of claims at each stage of examination and use utmost care to ensure that the English translation matches the Japanese claims. While some firms exert so much effort trying to overcome rejections that the claims pending in Japan become very different from the English claims they send to clients, our claim translations will not present problems when enforcing a patent.
Furthermore, we have handled many patent term extensions and are one of the most experienced in Japan. We can smoothly mediate communications with Japanese companies performing clinical trials to conveniently and reliably obtain extensions. We can also obtain term extensions for patents handled by other firms.