Important NoticeAs from March 22, 2021, Headquarters relocated to Kioicho, Tokyo, as “INFORT Patent Firm - Kioicho Office”
Important NoticeAs from July 1, 2020, Matsuoka & Co. will assume the name “INFORT Patent Firm - Tama Office”
Today, where typically about 80% of company value consists of intangible assets, intellectual property constitutes a monetizable intangible asset which, if utilized effectively, can increase the ‘tangible’ value of your company (or business). However, it is a challenging problem for companies to effectively create intellectual property having this kind of ‘tangible’ value. At INFORT, by drawing upon our wealth of IP expertise, we can provide solid support for our clients to help create intellectual property that possesses ‘tangible’ value to their company.
We provide backup for portfolio construction of profit-earning patents.
We have a wealth of experience in the acquisition of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs).
We have an effective support system for IP utilization.
In patent applications directed to multifaceted and complex information technologies, we believe it is extremely important to sufficiently consider the background of the invention and to establish a clear perspective of the invention. We are always aware of the importance of turning theories of inventive ideas into reality, and acquiring patent rights that encompass a wide range of businesses.
Patents involving standardization technology, i.e., standard essential patents (SEPs), demand fast action at the time of filing, and at the prosecution stage it is necessary to prosecute such patents (SEPs) so that they do not deviate from the specified standard. At INFORT, with our highly motivated team of skilled experts, we experience daily satisfaction in providing reliable, high-quality service in dealing with SEPs.
In the same way that business strategies differ in accordance with the developmental stage, market size and future business plans, IP strategies also differ. IP strategies can differ according to the client’s circumstances; spanning from a defensive strategy, licensing out, or to a more aggressive approach that is prepared for disputes. We can provide you with appropriate advice based on many of our past achievements in dealing with licensing and disputes.
Recently, there has been a notable improvement in the performance of machine translation engines, such that it has become possible to produce a translation having a level of accuracy that cannot be compared to translation engines of a few years ago. This is said to be largely due to the employment of deep thinking-based engines as translation engines. In accordance with advancements in technology, the line drawn between a translated result based on human “understanding” and a translated result based on deep thinking which utilizes “a large amount of data processes” may become extremely blurred. However, since currently we are regarded as being a long way off in the future from the AI (Artificial Intelligence) of AI translation achieving true “understanding”, we can confidently assert: “AI translation could never achieve our PATOP method of preparing specifications of foreign applications”.