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  • 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

  • May 26,2019

    Ms. Naho Ebata gave a presentation in a panel titled “Litigation and Licensing in the new European Landscape” at LESI Annual Conference Yokohama Japan.

  • May 16,2019

    Mr. Shoichiro Kajinami gave a presentation titled “Overview of Patent Litigation in Japan” at AIPLA 2019 Spring Meeing.

  • Apr 25,2019

    Ms. Shimako Kato gave a presentation titled “Reasonable Protection of Antibody Patents – The Right Balance between Patentees and Competitors” at 27th Annual Fordham IP Conference.

  • Mar 1,2019

    Ms. Sumiko Kobayashi co-authored an article titled “A More Objective Method for Evaluating Easiness to Invent” published in “Law, Policy and Monetization in Intellectual Property” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing).

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Awards
  • Oct 16,2019

    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

  • Oct 16,2019

    We were highly evaluated in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019

    In the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019, we were ranked second tier in Intellectual Property – Independent Local Firms.

  • Oct 16,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

    In Chambers Asia Pacific 2019, we were highly ranked in the following areas and our lawyers and patent attorneys were highly evaluated in these areas.

    Intellectual Property: Domestic / Band 1

    Life Science / Band 3

    Restructuring/Insolvency / Band 3

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

  • Oct 16,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2019

    In Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2019, we were highly ranked in the following areas and our lawyers were highly evaluated in these areas.

    Dispute resolution / Highly recommended

    Intellectual Property / Outstanding

    Restructuring and insolvency / Highly recommended

    Pharmaceuticals and life sciences / Recommended

    Leading Lawyers: Eiji Katayama and Makoto Hattori

  • Oct 16,2019

    We were highly evaluated in Managing IP Asia Award 2019

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

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