ABE & Partners


Matsushita IMP Building, 1-3-7, Shiromi, Chuo-ku

Web Address:

Visit website

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Takanori Abe

ABE & PARTNERS works in wide areas of international and corporate matters with a focus on intellectual property law and international commerce. The patent litigations that ABE & PARTNERS has participated in to date, covers the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry, electronics and machinery, which involve advanced technology such as biotechnology, semiconductors, etc., and which are cross-border matters. Our firm has extensive experience on representing and advising multinational and domestic clients in pharmaceutical industry and is currently involved in the drastic battle between brand pharmaceutical companies and brand pharmaceutical companies and also the one between brand pharmaceutical companies and generic companies. Our firm also have experience of IP due diligence in pharma M&A between big pharma.

Mr. ABE, managing partner of ABE & PARTNERS, is currently a Guest Professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and formerly a lecturer of The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine.  He is an arbitrator in Japan and sit on various positions in Japanese medical/pharmaceutical societies.

Network Memberships: AIPLA, INTA, IBA, AIPPI


Practice areas:

  • Copyright & related rights
  • Designs
  • IP transactions
  • Life sciences
  • Patent contentious
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent strategy & counseling
  • Trade mark contentious
  • Trade mark litigation
  • Trade mark strategy & counseling


 Industry sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer technology & services
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Food & beverage
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • ICT & software
  • Life sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Real estate
  • Semiconductors
  • Telecommunication
  • Tobacco