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Search fees and disbursements

A proposal of search strategy, time and cost estimation is available upon request. Proposal (and estimation) is free of charge.

For example;

Example 1) Prior art search

The following shows one sample charge table in case that a prior art search against US patent for Japanese patent and utility models.
The object patent in this sample case has 8 claims, and the technical field is regarding a communication protocol of a portable devices.

Search Option JP Patent Search
Cost in JPY
Turnaround Time
PATENT Searching “Wide Coverage”
(Core and Marginal focus)
Approx. 1,500 references to be searched
JPY 817,000.- Approx. 15 working days from your formal request
PATENT Searching “Standard Coverage”
(Core focus)
Approx. 1000 references to be searched
JPY 647,000.- Approx. 15 working days from your formal request
PATENT Searching “Limited Coverage”
(Limited Core focus)
Approx. 500 references to be searched
JPY 480,000.- Approx. 10 working days from your formal request

** The above estimate does not include translation fees for the collected relevant references.
** The above turnaround time is negotiable.

Example 2) Prior art search

The following shows one sample charge table in case that a prior art search about a kid’s toy for Japanese patent and utility models and non-patent literature (NPL).
The search subject matter of this sample case is a mechanical feature.

Search Option Cost in JPY Turnaround Time
JP PATENT Searching
Approx. 300-500 references to be searched
JPY 270,000.- Approx. 10-15 working days from your formal request
JP Non-PATENT Searching
Approx. 300 references to be searched
JPY 350,000.- Approx. 10-15 working days from your formal request

** The above estimate does not include translation fees for the collected relevant references.

Our proposing estimate is based on some conditions as follows;
・ Technical field
・ The number of target claim
・ Rush or not

As above shown, our estimate includes some options, but if our estimate does not meet your conditions or expectations, our estimate will be customized.

In detail, please contact us from “Request a Quote”.

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