Our research this year identifies 19 Benrishi as the leading patent attorneys in the Japanese market. Those highlighted have extensive experience across the full gamut of intellectual property issues including infringement litigation, prosecution and licensing.
Most Highly Regarded
TMI Associates achieves three listings this year.
Yoshiyuki Inaba is a long-standing figure in the Japanese market with enormous experience in patent and trademark transactions and competition issues.
Shunji Sato is “vastly experienced and knowledgeable” and impresses market sources with his super work in IP prosecution proceedings.
Kumi Morimoto stands out among peers thanks to her deep expertise in unfair competition claims and IP infringement litigation.
Makoto Ono with Anderson Mori & Tomotsune is “revered for his chemistry expertise” and celebrated as a “go-to for patent prosecution”.
Shoichi Okuyama of Okuyama & Sasajima applies a strong chemistry and biotechnology understanding to complex patent disputes.
Yoshikazu Tani with Tani & Abe is a “top-notch patent attorney” with a strong technical background which he applies to patent prosecutions and licensing matters.
Kei Iida at Nakamura & Partners is revered among sources who commend his encyclopaedic knowledge of IP law.
At Abe Ikubo & Katayama, Mami Hino is highlighted for her “excellent flexible thinking and ability to adapt to clients’ needs” as well as her “strong knowledge of patent laws”.
Sumiko Kobayashi is a “terrific patent attorney” with close to four decades of experience in infringement litigation proceedings.
Toshimi Koide at Suzuye & Suzuye is a distinguished patent and trademark litigator with 45 years of experience in the field.
Tomohiro Nakamura of Konishi & Nakamura is “highly reliable and responsive” with “exceptional design and communication skills”.
Nami Togawa with Seiwa Patent & Law is a standout trademark specialist with more than 25 years of experience in registration and litigation proceedings.