Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law


Japan is a leading innovation center, boasting a dynamic business and living environment within one of the world's largest economies. Knobbe Martens has a long history of helping Japanese companies successfully compete on the global stage, combining local knowledge with an international presence to provide focused, yet full-scale IP legal services.



  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • False Advertising
  • Licensing & Technology Transfer
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Electronics and Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Telecommunications
  • Cloud & Mobile Computing
  • Security
  • Social Media
  • Big Data
  • Financial Services (fintech)


  • Native Japanese patent scientist on staff
  • Strong legal and technical support for Japanese clients
  • Deep knowledge about the interplay between U.S. and Japanese law
  • Proficient in creating claims strategies specific to each jurisdiction



  • Named by Managing IP magazine as one of the top 10 firms in the world for international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filings.
  • Conduct numerous seminars for Japanese audiences on U.S. patent law
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