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  • Oct 23,2019

    Ms. Shimako Kato gave a presentation titled “Enforcement of Medical Use Patents in Japan –its characteristics and issues” at a seminar hosted by German-Japanese Associates of Jurists.

  • Oct 22,2019

    Mr. Hirokazu Honda and Mr. Shoichiro Kajinami gave presentations at AIPLA Annual Meeting IP Practice in Japan Committee Pre-Meeting. The titles of their presentations are as follows:

     

    Mr. Hirokazu Honda       “The Supreme Court Decision on Inventive Step”

    Mr. Shoichiro Kajinami  “Issues on IP regarding AI, based on Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data in Japan”

  • Oct 3,2019

    Ms. Mami Hino and Mr. Tomohiro Yoneyama served as presenters at IP conference “Trends and Updates in US IP Litigation” hosted by Abe, Ikubo & Katayama and Latham & Watkins.

  • Jul 1,2019

    Mr. Makoto Hattori wrote expert explanatory comments on the Japanese cases listed below which were published on “Max Planck Series on Asian Intellectual Property Law Japanese Patent Law Cases and Comments” (Wolters Kluwer).

     

    ・Case No. 14: Rights of Co-Inventors – Action by One Co-Inventor against Revocation
    ・Case No. 24: Invalidation Trial – Ne Bis In Idem
    ・Case No. 48: Interim Procedures and Protective Orders

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Awards
  • Aug 14,2019

    We were highly evaluated in IAM Patent 1000 (2019)

    In IAM Patent 1000 (2019), we were ranked Tier 1 in Domestic Litigation and evaluated as Recommended in Domestic prosecution, and the following lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated.

    Ranked lawyers : Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Mami Hino

  • Apr 4,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Best Lawyers®
    In Best Lawyers®, the following lawyers of our firm were highly evaluated.
    Listed lawyers : Yasuhiko Ikubo, Eiji Katayama, Isao Saiki, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

  • Apr 2,2019

    We were highly evaluated in IP STARS 2019

    In Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2019, we were highly ranked in the following areas and our lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated in these areas.

    Patent Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 1

    Patent Prosecution (domestic firms) Tier 2

    Trademark Contentious (domestic firms) Tier 2

    Lawyer and patent attorneys were recognized as IP STARS in 2019 : Eiji Katayama, Naho Ebata, Mami Hino and Hiroshi Kobayashi

  • Mar 20,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Managing IP Asia Award 2019

    We received Managing IP Asia Award 2019 in Managing IP Asia Award 2019

  • Feb 15,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Global 2019

    In Chambers Global 2019, our firm was ranked Band 1 in Intellectual Property: Domestic in Japan.

    Ranked lawyers : Eiji Katayama, Junichi Kitahara, Makoto Hattori and Mami Hino

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