The following table shows the ranking of Japanese IP law firm. The ranking is based on the following conditions.
- Technical field: Semiconductor (semiconductor chip, material, wafer, device, etc.)
- Status: Japanese granted patents in 2018 (registration date).
- First country: Foreign (i.e., patents with claiming priority of a foreign application, or patents based on PCT application whose receiving office is not Japan Patent Office without claiming any priority).
- Count: The number of patents handled by each Japanese IP law firm was counted (if the applicant is represented by a firm member (attorney), it was counted as being handled by the firm).
|Ranking||No.||IP law firm||Website|
|1||103||Sonderhoff & Einsel||View|
|2||86||SHIGA International Patent Office||View|
|3||71||ITOH International Patent Office||View|
|4||70||Sonoda & Kobayashi||View|
|5||65||SEIWA PATENT & LAW||View|
|6||52||Nakamura & Partners||View|
|7||50||SUZUYE & SUZUYE Intellectual Property Law||View|
|8||48||RYUKA IP LAW FIRM||View|
|9||44||Kyosei International Patent Office||View|
|10||35||YKI Intellectual Property Attorneys||View|
|11||34||Fukami Patent Office, P.C.||View|
|12||32||Aoyama & Partners||View|
|13||31||Meisei International Patent Firm||View|
|14||30||ONDA TECHNO Intl. Patent Attys||View|
|15||29||Osuga & Associates||View|
|16||28||Washida & Associates||View|
|17||27||SENDA PATENT BUREAU||View|
|18||23||Anderson Mori & Tomotsune||View|
|19||23||YUASA AND HARA||View|
|20||22||Soei Patent & Law Firm||View|
|21||21||TRY International IP LAW FIRM||View|
|22||16||In-house patent attorney||－|
|23||16||Suzuran International Patent Firm||None|
|25||14||SUGIMURA & Partners||View|
|26||14||Takahashi Hayashi and Partner Patent Attorneys inc.||View|
|27||12||MAEDA & PARTNERS||View|
|28||12||Yoshikawa International Patent Office||View|
|29||10||Ohtsuka Patent Office||View|
|30||10||Anzai Patent Firm||None|
In the patent search, it was confirmed that a high-accuracy population (i.e., a population not including non-relevant fields) of patents was obtained. Subsequently, the population was used to create the table.
By entering the Firm name or Attorney name in the "Legal Representative Name" column of Patentscope (search system of WIPO), you can find the patent information handled by each Firm.