We have pursued “Best Practice” in the intellectual property field.
Intellectual Property Strategy has increased its importance in the overall corporate business strategy. Yet, intellectual property is field that requires the high level of legal and technical expertise. We have pursued “Best Practice” in the sense that we make appropriate and speedy responses to all requests from our clients in relation to their legal problem in the area of intellectual property.
Our patent attorneys have a high level of technical knowledge in the field of advanced technology.
Practice in intellectual property area requires not only the knowledge of law but also the diverse and highly technical knowledge of advanced technology. Our patent attorneys have strong background of knowledge in various fields of technology. We believe that we are well equipped to provide best service in the field of advanced technology with such patent attorneys who probably have a much deeper knowledge than those in most other firms.
Abe, Ikubo & Katayama particularly focuses on advanced technologies such as life science (medicine, biotechnology etc.) and nanotechnology, and most of our patent attorneys are strong in these fields. In fact, majority of our patent attorneys are specialized in life sciences.
Former Patent Office Examiner, Appeal Examiner and Judicial Research Official will serve you.
To provide clients with the best advice on their intellectual property strategy, it is important to understand decision-making trends of judges and thinking patterns of examiners. We have been welcoming personnel who used to be an examiner or appeal examiner at the Japan Patent Office or a judicial research official in the field of intellectual property at the Tokyo District Court and the Intellectual Property High Court. With their knowledge and expertise, we can foresee the possible outcomes of examinations, appeals against examinations and appeals to the court, and take timely and appropriate actions to deal with them.
Our patent attorneys are familiar with foreign patent law systems.
Where business and technology are borderless, so is the area of intellectual property rights. Many of our patent attorneys have studied or been trained at graduate schools, companies, and research institutions in Europe or North America. We provide the best suitable services in cross border matters by applying our actual and practical knowledge, especially practice experiences in the U.S. law firms or corporations.
Abe, Ikubo & Katayama also closely liaises with numerous firms that are specialized in IP in Europe, North America, China, South Korea and other countries. When clients need advice on their strategy for overseas litigation or patent and trademark applications, we can provide the best strategy for them by closely working with the most suitable overseas firms for the case.
One-stop service for intellectual property from acquisition to enforcement of intellectual property rights.
With their own highly technical knowledge, our patent attorneys can easily communicate with inventors in corporations. By having discussions and working with those inventors, we can help the corporations to prepare plans for inventions in the corporate research facilities and the best patent strategy for them.
Also, since all of our patent attorneys have experience in patent litigation and are familiar with potential issues in litigations, we are confident in drafting specifications and prosecuting patent applications by using the experience and knowledge of past litigations. Once it becomes actual dispute, our patent attorneys work closely with colleague attorneys at law and the team makes utmost effort to bring the best results for our clients.
In addition to licensing strategy and enforcement of trademark right, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama provides all aspect of legal services on trademark, such as filing trademark applications with the Japan Patent Office and prosecuting the applications, nullification or invalidation proceeding against trademark registration.