• The Right Mix of Technical Expertise and IP Experience

  • Effective Communication with Our Multinational Team

  • Strongest IP Protection, Not Merely Grant

  • High Rate of Success in Nullity Actions and Litigation

  • Support by a Variety of Legal Services

News & Events

Ranked in Japan’s Top 100 Lawyers – 2020

Yoshitaka Sonoda, Managing Partner, rated as one of “Japan’s top 100 lawyers – 2020” in Asia Business Law Journal.

Webinar – All Star Webinar: IP Management and Digitalisation with CEIPI and all International IPR SME Helpdesks and the Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk

Sonoda & Kobayashi will hold its next webinar on July 8th, 2020 in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk. Rie Takahashi, patent attorney, is giving the lecture and will cover best practices and advice for protecting digital related inventions under the Japanese law as well as one actual case example of one successfully protected invention in Japan.

The Webinar is scheduled on July 8th, 2020, at 10:00 AM-12:00PM (CEST).

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in this topic to attend the webinar. Please register by following the link here.

Ranked in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020

Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Law is ranked among the top firms in Asia for the prosecution and enforcement of IP rights and recommended by IAM Patent 1000 for offering a unique combination of professional expertise and cosmopolitan awareness.

Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda, Managing Partner, is also ranked among the top Patent Prosecutors and recommended by IAM Patent 1000.

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Website Updates

Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Osamu Yanaka wrote a series of articles in Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Journal.

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Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Wataru Nishii wrote an article published by Patent Lawyer Magazine.

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Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2020 September Issue)

Updated Brochures

Updated Factsheet (Patent Opposition System in Japan)

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Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Nicole Bigler wrote an article published by Lawyer Monthly.

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