Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Hironori Kubota
I bring excellence to my practice by first-hand experience of what client’s business objective is.

Hironori Kubota

Of Counsel

At a Glance

  • J.D. Northwestern California University School of Law
  • B.A. Law - LLB, Meiji University

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California

Professional Profile 

Mr. Kubota has extensive subject matter expertise in industrial robotics as well as automotive technology, including engines, outboard motors, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft and snowmobiles.  His in-depth understanding of relevant technologies as they relate to clients’ business objectives enables Mr. Kubota to contribute to the development of sophisticated, cost-effective solutions to high-stakes intellectual property and product liability disputes.

Before joining Knobbe Martens, Mr. Kubota was a partner in a law firm focused on IP/M&A and cross-border litigations. Also Mr. Kubota served in a variety of legal and executive capacities at Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. for more than 17 years, including supervising and coordinating all legal matters throughout the United States.  He last served as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.


  • Northwestern California University School of Law (J.D. 2009)
  • Meiji University (B.A. Law - LLB 1993)
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