- Japan Patent Office
- National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training
- Kansai TLO
Kansai Technology Licensing Organization Co., Ltd. (K-TLO) was established in October 1998 as the first technology transfer organization to cover wide area of Kansai. In December 1998, it was approved as an official technology licensing organization by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) under the “Law for Promoting University-Industry Technology Transfer.” In January 2016, we became the subsidiary of Kyoto University.
K-TLO's missions is to enhance and support the R&D activities of university researchers by distributing part of the profit obtained through commercialization of researchers' inventions back to universities and researchers. For this purpose, we have actively worked together with universities and the industry to facilitate the development of a model for an “intellectual creative cycle."
K-TLO has achieved positive results in its technology transfer activities since its establishment. We have also organized a strong licensing system to exclusively promote intellectual properties from cooperating universities. We have received of capital subscription from Kyoto University and Wakayama University in 2011, and we were the subsidiary of Kyoto University in 2016. We have also established cooperation with Kyushu University, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Nagoya Instituted of Technology and Ritsumeikan University
By gaining the understanding of university researchers and companies, we at K-TLO are striving to further enhance technology transfer and business developments that will result in advancement of industry and university research activities.
NGB was founded in Tokyo in 1959. At the time, Japanese manufacturing companies had not placed a high priority or focus on protecting their IP assets. Since those early days, NGB continues to provide IP services, such as foreign patent, design and trademark prosecution services, search services, renewal services and translation services, to the world’s most influential companies, those on the frontier of research and development in the fields as diverse as electronics, biotechnology, semiconductors, automotive technology and pharmaceuticals. We are proud that the majority of Japanese blue chip companies choose to partner with NGB for their IP services.
The business of an intellectual-property-rights related matters is becoming increasingly complex, and the role and expectation for its management is constantly changing. Now more than ever, we want to offer a variety of strategic IP management options according to each situation, and continue to develop new tactical capabilities.
Our mission is to accurately assess our client’s overall IP strategy, play a proactive role in anticipating the client’s needs, and to develop targeted solutions. NGB enjoys reciprocal business arrangements with more than 270 overseas law offices and 40 research institutes, each carefully selected for their reputation for customer service. With these relationships and our rich corporate history, NGB offers diverse wealth of expertise experience in IP management in a range of industries, including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, financial services, entertainment, computers and telecommunications, customer goods, automotive and manufacturing.
NGB’s goal is to be the first choice in global intellectual property protection and services, by anticipating our client’s needs and providing a comprehensive package of services that are at once effective and cost-efficient.
- Paul Hastings LLP
In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients navigate new paths to innovation, growth and success. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.
Our lawyers are at the forefront of intellectual property law, representing the world’s most innovative companies in their most sensitive patent litigation matters. Our patent litigation team is 100 lawyers strong, many of whom have advanced engineering or science degrees. Our lawyers regularly litigate, try and most often win cases in all critical venues, the district courts, the Federal Circuit, the ITC and the PTAB. We are one of the few law firms with deep bench in the two critical areas which drive the world’s scientific innovation-the technology and life sciences industries.
We have broad and diverse technology and life sciences practices and regularly work for high-profile clients across a range of disciplines, including M&A and licensing, intellectual property development and protection, investigation, anti-corruption, data protection and data security compliance, competition and regulatory matters, privacy and data security, and other key areas.
In addition to the recognition our practice has received for the exceptional results we have obtained on behalf of our clients, our lawyers have also been recognized individually as outstanding by such organizations and publications as Chambers and Partners, Law360, Managing Intellectual Property and The Financial Times. Along with our innovative client successes, we are widely recognized for our commitment to providing pro bono legal service and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We have been named Pro Bono Firm of the Year by Law360 and Overall Best Law Firm to Work For by Vault.
- Kyoto International Patent Law Office
As the former capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, Kyoto has been central to the development of Japanese culture and knowledge through the millennia.
We, Kyoto International Patent Law Office, feel the responsibility for preserving our national culture, and we take full advantage of the accumulated knowledge over the centuries in protecting your intellectual property rights.
- Daiya Patent Office
- Uchida & Samejima Law Firm (USLF)
Uchida & Samejima Law Firm (USLF) has been established to deal with issues and laws regarding technology and science. Most of attorneys in USLF are proud of their technological background, whereas USLF is the only law firm which covers all the field of technology, eg life science, material science, chemical, mechatronics, electronics, and software, by a group of professionals qualified as attorney-at-law. With 26 talented attorneys, USLF now came to be one of the largest IP boutique firm in Japan, to promote with patent related legal tasks such as litigation and licensing.
- Houlihan Lokey
Houlihan Lokey is a global investment bank with expertise in M&A, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation and strategic consulting. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of its commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey‘s Tech+IP Advisory practice provides a unique focus on helping world-renowned clients extract maximum value from their intellectual property as a strategic corporate asset.
The Tech+IP Advisory practice provides strategic transaction, valuation, M&A advisory, IP-backed capital formation and restructuring, and analytic services focused on technology and intellectual property for hundreds of innovative companies and market leaders globally. While individual deals come and go, its focus is on clients’ business success. The Tech+IP team uses its expertise and insights to evaluate strategic alternatives and create tradable deals. It has clients ranging from Global 100 corporations to emerging and medium-sized companies throughout North America, Europe and East Asia. Houlihan Lokey understands that companies driven by innovation require the sophistication of an adviser that has the experience and expertise to think ahead of the market and utilize solid industry relationships to help solve their toughest technology and IP challenges.
IAM is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading IP business information provider. It was launched in July 2003 to address the ways in which businesses and other entities can maximise the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies that they can employ to do this. IAM is unique because it treats intellectual property as a business asset and tool, rather than simply as a legal right. With this unequalled appeal to the boardroom, IAM has firmly established itself as the only IP publication that many senior corporate executives read regularly.
- IPR Daily
IPR Daily is a professional IP industry media organization with global influence. We are focusing on worldwide IP news reporting, case tracing, technology intelligence mining, patent operating and IP investment and financing. So far, we have 180,000 users and more than 30 investment banks as capital power. This, along with our mature operation team and thorough IP services system, makes us the first port of IP investment in China. Our products, such as IPRC (the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition of Intellectual Property in China), GIPC (the Global Intellectual Property Ecology Congress), the G40 IP Leaders Closed-Door Summit and http://www.426.cn (an online IP service platform) have utilized their strong brand power in IP industry to connect global IP practitioners.
By facilitating collaboration among industry, government, and academia, Syndefense helps sustain and facilitate growth in high-tech industries and promote further innovation. Our more than 30 years’ experience in the IP and licensing businesses have prepared Syndefense for this mission. Syndefense supports through effective defensive and offensive IP strategies and business development strategies so that firms can recoup R&D costs, obtain profits, and re-invest in next generation research and business development. At the same time, by discouraging patent monetization by selling noncore patent assets to inefficient patent businesses promoted by patent trolls and its patent monetization business promoters, Syndefense with its collaborative clients and partners heads off a harmful outcome that would run counter to the spirit of the patent systems. Services and solutions Syndefense provides include;
- IP Strategy consultation
- IP value creation and IP risk management
- IP-driven M&A and market entry advice
- Syndicated IP acquisition and licensing
- IP fund as project-financing platform
- Event planning, IP trend research and educational activity