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Hitoshi Akiba is head of the firm's affiliated office in Tokyo, Japan. He focuses his practice on intellectual property, representing clients in a variety of matters including counseling on patent matters, patent infringement litigation, patent licensing and patent transaction. 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. He also leads patent prosecution work and prior art search/invalidity analysis work of Tokyo Office, which are widely appreciated by foreign clients. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Akiba had worked in Hitachi, Ltd. and Renesas Technology Corp. as a IP counsel for over 15 years.
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Cornell Law School, LL.M. (2000)

Chuo University, LL.B. (1999)

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

Admissions

New York (2001)

Court Admissions

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1993)

Professional & Community Activities

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Member

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