Hitoshi Akiba is head of the firm's affiliated office in Tokyo, Japan and focuses his practice on intellectual property, representing clients in a variety of matters including counseling on patent matters, patent infringement litigation and patent licensing. Mr. Akiba has successfully represented clients in various patent licensing activities. Also, he has provided advice to foreign clients with a broad experience in the Japanese patent system.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Akiba worked in the Intellectual Property Office , Hitachi, Ltd. from 1990-2004 and the Intellectual Property Division, Renesas Technology Corp. from 2004-2005. During this period, he was assigned as manager of the patent group with a primary responsibility for patent enforcement and defense.


Cornell Law School, LL.M. (2000)

Chuo University, LL.B. (1999)

University of Electro-Communications, B.E. (1990)


New York (2001)

Court Admissions

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1993)

Professional & Community Activities

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

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