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Global Guide

Intellectual Property (Foreign Expertise) — Japan

China

Yoshifumi Onodera

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

From the Chambers Global guide

Yoshifumi Onodera is described as a practitioner who has a "high level of speciality and advises from the client's prospective." He has particular expertise in assisting Japanese clients with a wide array of IP issues concerning China and is the chief representative of the Beijing office.

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USA

Abe, Ikubo & Katayama

From the Chambers Global guide

Mami Hino is favoured by clients for her ability to "understand the needs of Western clients and give different perspectives." One observer further reports: "She is very knowledgeable and has specific knowledge in chemistry and pharmaceutical matters." She acted successfully for Boehringer Ingelheim in challenging a nullity action by a generic company concerning its Micamlo patent. Also admitted to the New York Bar, she is well versed in advising clients on IP issues with a US element.

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USA

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Yoshi Takatori has a proven track record in representing clients in contentious IP issues and is admitted to practice in both Japan and New York. Recently, he advised NEC on a patent infringement claim filed by Oyster Optics before the Eastern District Court of Texas.

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