• 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

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.

Read the full profile by clicking the below links.

Webinar – “AI Invention: Patentable or not? Comparative studies in the United States, Europe, Japan and China”

Sonoda & Kobayashi is pleased to announce our next joint webinar between our firm, IAM Media and Lexology about AI Invention Patentability across the United States, Europe, Japan and China.

The Webinar is scheduled on June 23rd, 2020, at 14:00 PM CET.

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

We look forward to your presence online on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020.

Website Updates

Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2020 July Issue)

Webinar-AI Invention: Patentable or not? Comparative studies in the United States, Europe, Japan and China

Our latest webinar on AI invention patentability is now available on demand.

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Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Hiroshi Arai wrote a series of articles in Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Journal.

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Updated Publications of RESOURCES

Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda and Alison Santino wrote an article published by Patent Lawyer Magazine.

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Updated Newsletter

View Newsletter (2020 May Issue)