Mr. Eiichiro Kubota
Partner in Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (IPMT) practice, Hogan Lovells (Tokyo office)
Recent trends in Japanese IP litigation
Mr Kubota studied at the Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University. He qualified as a lawyer in 1991 and as a patent attorney in 1993. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked for Nakamura & Partners, a well-known Japanese IP firm. In 1994, he established his own firm, Kubota Patent and Law Office, which was merged with Hogan Lovells Tokyo on 1 January 2008.
Since qualifying, Mr Kubota's practice has centred around IP litigation, particularly trade mark and patent litigation, and related matters such as advising on infringement and invalidity. He has a wide range of experience in other IP related areas such as licensing, and he has developed some expertise in non-core areas including general commercial transactions and dispute resolution, bankruptcy, and general technology-related legal issues.