Hitoshi Akiba

Counsel
Services: Intellectual Property; Patent Litigation; Patent Counseling & Prosecution; Acquisition Due Diligence; Licensing; Transactional Intellectual Property
Industries: Semiconductors & Electronics; Technology & Software; Clean Technology; Utilities & Power Systems

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.

Professional Organizations

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Education

Cornell Law School, LL.M. (2000)

Chuo University, LL.B. (1999)

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

Bar Admissions

New York (2001)

Admissions

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1993)

2009 – 2010 U.S. Patent Litigation: Effective Management and Strategies, October 2009

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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.

Professional Organizations

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

Education

Cornell Law School, LL.M. (2000)

Chuo University, LL.B. (1999)

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

Bar Admissions

New York (2001)

Admissions

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1993)

2009 – 2010 U.S. Patent Litigation: Effective Management and Strategies, October 2009

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Tokyo, Japan, 100-0011
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DISCLAIMER

While we are pleased to have you contact us by telephone, surface mail, electronic mail, or by facsimile transmission, contacting Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP or any of its attorneys does not create an attorney-client relationship. The formation of an attorney-client relationship requires consideration of multiple factors, including possible conflicts of interest. An attorney-client relationship is formed only when both you and the Firm have agreed to proceed with a defined engagement.

DO NOT CONVEY TO US ANY INFORMATION YOU REGARD AS CONFIDENTIAL UNTIL A FORMAL CLIENT-ATTORNEY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

If you do convey information, you recognize that we may review and disclose the information, and you agree that even if you regard the information as highly confidential and even if it is transmitted in a good faith effort to retain us, such a review does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could be used against you.

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