Publications & seminars

Attorneys and patent attorneys of the Firm have been publishing articles and books that deal with issues in a wide range of the field of laws, utilizing their knowledge and experiences in their field of specialty.
Also, our staff is well accepted to be speakers at seminars and conferences in which
we introduce our analysis of the latest amendment of laws or share the actual experiences and expertise in legal practices.

Publications

2017

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Latest Supreme Court Decision regarding Trademark Law -Summary of the Supreme Court Decision Dated February 28, 2017-" Patents & Licensing
(Vol. 46, No.6 (Issue No. 268))
IP・L Communications Emiko Maki

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2016

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Brief Introduction of Patent License Recordation System in Japan and Comparison of Recordation of Patent License among the IP5 Offices from Procedural Aspects" Patents & Licensing (Vol.46, No.4 (Issue No. 266)) IP・L Communications Mitsuru Hakoda

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2015

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Protection of Trade Secrets by the Unfair Competition Prevention Act Revised in 2015" Patents & Licensing (Vol.45, No.6 (Issue No. 262)) IP・L Communications Tomohiro Yoneyama
"First Judgement Applying Criteria of FRAND Declaration by IP High Court" Patents & Licensing (Vol.45, No.4 (Issue No. 260)) IP・L Communications Shoichiro Kajinami
"Domain Name Law and Practice an International Handbook Second Edition(Japan Chapter)" Oxford University Press co-author
Makoto Hattori
Nodoka Nakamura
"The Intellectual Property High Court Grand Panel Cases on the Enforcement of Patents Subject to a FRAND Declaration" AIPPI International Edition (Vol.40 No.5) Hirokazu Honda
"Recent developments on claim construction and doctrine of equivalents in Germany" Patent Vol.68 No.1 (January 2015) Japan Patent Attorneys Association Shimako Kato
(co-author)
"Can Japan be an attractive jurisdiction for patent litigation? -Discussion based on comparison with German system-" AIPPI Vol.60 No.1 (January 2015) AIPPI Shimako Kato

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2014

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Recent Trends in Court Judgments Concerning Damages in Japanese Patent Infringement Litigations" AIPPI International Edition Vol.39 No.6 AIPPI Japan Nodoka Nakamura
"Patent Term Extension in Japan –Recent IP High Court Grand Panel Decision–" AIPPI International Edition Vol.39 No.5 AIPPI Japan Mami Hino

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2013

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Has Japan Become a Patentee-Friendly Forum?" Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht (Journal of Japanese Law) Vol.18 No.35 Carl Heymanns Verlag Shimako Kato
"Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software (Japan chapter)"   Globe Law and Business co-author
Mami Hino
Megumu Kurokawa
"Indirect Infringement of Patent for Combination of Drugs" AIPPI International Edition Vol.38 No.3 AIPPI Kaoru Kuroda

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2012

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Review of the "Model Procedural Timetable for Patent Infringement Litigation (Infringement Disputes)" published by the Intellectual Property Divisions of Tokyo District Court" AIPPI International Edition Vol.37 No.4 AIPPI Makoto Hattori
"Japan Implements New Patent Law" Asia IP Apex Asia Sumiko Kobayashi
"Japanese Patent Litigation, 2nd edition"   West co-author
Eiji Katayama
Junichi Kitahara
Hiroshi Kobayashi
Sumiko Kobayashi
Hirokazu Honda
Makoto Hattori
Masahiro Otsuki
Mami Hino
Naho Ebata

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2011

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Intellectual Property in Life Sciences"   Globe Business Publishing Mami Hino
(coauthor)
"Patent Infringement by Multiple Parties in Japan"

(published in "Patent Practice in Japan and Europe -Liber Amicorum for Guntram Rahn")
  Kluwer Law International Makoto Hattori
"Positive Attitude of the Japanese Judiciary on Patent Cases"

(published in "Patent Practice in Japan and Europe -Liber Amicorum for Guntram Rahn")
  Kluwer Law International Eiji Katayama

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2010

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Die Erfinderische Tätigkeit in Japan" VPP Rundbrief (Nr.4, Dezember 2010) VPP Shimako Kato
Appellate Decision in the "Hollow Golf Club Head Case" (Intellectual Property High Court Interlocutory Decision, June 29, 2009) AIPPI International Edition Vol.35 No.5 AIPPI Junichi Kitahara

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2009

Article Magazine Publisher Author
"Japanese Patent Litigation, 2009 ed." West co-author
Eiji Katayama
Junichi Kitahara
Hiroshi Kobayashi
Sumiko Kobayashi
Hirokazu Honda
Makoto Hattori
Masahiro Otsuki
Mami Hino
Naho Ebata
Japan's Custom crackdown Managing Intellectual Property(May 2009) Yasuhito Suzuki

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2008

Article Magazine Publisher Author
Amendment of Patent Specification and Change of Gist AIPPI Vol.53 No.9 AIPPI Naho Ebata
Handbuch des Domainrechts
Carl Heymanns Verlag Makoto Hattori

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2007

Article Magazine Publisher Author
Customs Procedures for Goods Suspected of Infringing Patents AIPPI International Edition Vol.32 No.5 AIPPI Makoto Hattori
Litigation: Expert Witnesses (Japan) Managing Intellectual Property Survey 2007 Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC Makoto Hattori
Nodoka Nakamura

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2005

Article Magazine Publisher Author
Enforcing Patents in China, Japan and the United States : A Comparison AIPPI Vol.30 No.5 AIPPI Makoto Hattori (coauthor)
Domain Name Law and Practice Oxford University Press Makoto Hattori (co-contributor)

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2004

Article Magazine Publisher Author
Commentary on a Japanese Supreme Court Decision regarding Joint Patent Rights IIC (International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law) June 2004 Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property Competition and Tax Law, Munich Makoto Hattori
Japan-the "IP Nation" Intellectual Property UPDATE Makoto Hattori (coauthor)

Seminars

2014

Speaker Date Title Place Host / Sponsor
Sumiko Kobayashi April 25, 2014 "Situation of the criteria for the patentable subject matter in Japan" New York Fordham University
Sumiko Kobayashi March. 28, 2014 "IDEA as to HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ROYALTY already paid from perspective in Japan" New York LES US/Canada
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 28, 2014 "Patent Exhaustion in Japan" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 28, 2014 "JASRAC & FTC" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 28, 2014 "TPP Recent Development" Arizona, USA AIPLA

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2013

Speaker Date Title Place Host / Sponsor
Sumiko Kobayashi April 25, 2014 "Situation of the criteria for the patentable subject matter in Japan" New York Fordham University
Sumiko Kobayashi March. 28, 2014 "IDEA as to HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ROYALTY already paid from perspective in Japan" New York LES US/Canada
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 28, 2014 "Patent Exhaustion in Japan" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 28, 2014 "JASRAC & FTC" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 28, 2014 "TPP Recent Development" Arizona, USA AIPLA