Since the establishment of our firm in 1891, we have evolved through five generations into the oldest and one of the most experienced IP firms in Japan offering a one-stop shop solution for all IP needs. We take pride in delivering exceptionally high quality, handling both inbound and outbound cases, with more than 31 patent attorneys covering technical fields ranging from mechanical engineering, ICT to chemical/biotechnology. Our practice also covers all aspects of trademark and design matters.
Depending on each case, we appoint the right patent or trademark attorney to act on behalf of our clients to ensure that each case is successful.
For over 150 years, Ropes & Gray’s global intellectual property group has provided clients across the world with a broad spectrum of IP services, handling cutting-edge cases, transactions and other strategic matters from six offices in key cities across the United States (Boston, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C.) and four international offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul. On the ground across three different continents, our IP professionals provide clients with around-the-clock, top-tier IP support on an international stage. Indeed, Ropes & Gray’s IP group has been consistently recognized for its excellence by independent ranking publications such as Chambers, Legal 500, Managing IP, LMG Life Sciences, and IAM Patent 1000. Notably, we were recognized as the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 “Law Firm of the Year” for Patent Law.
Many of Ropes & Gray’s IP attorneys have degrees or advanced degrees in technology or life sciences areas, and a number have worked in industry prior to joining the firm. Leveraging our strong technical backgrounds, our team has substantial experience handling business critical matters across a range of industries, including: technology, media and telecommunications; life sciences; retail and consumer products; private equity; financial services; health care; medical devices; and education. We work closely with our clients to understand their technology and business, as well as the relevant third party patent landscape.
Ropes & Gray’s IP litigators have extensive experience handling all types of business critical IP disputes involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and false advertising. Our IP litigators argue in every key IP litigation court, including the U.S. federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and International Arbitration tribunals.
Ropes & Gray’s IP team also consists of corporate attorneys focused on helping clients establish corporate structures, complete strategic and commercial transactions, and execute against long- and near-term business priorities in circumstances in which IP assets are critical to the structure, the deal, and the goals. Our attorneys are exceptionally well versed in handling structures, transactions, and operations where proprietary brand, media, technology, data, content, methodology and other proprietary intangible assets are key to achieving the client’s goals. Whether the goal is protecting IP assets, forming a venture, securing capital, developing technology, issuing securities, licensing IP rights or making acquisitions, our IP team stands ready to offer cohesive and comprehensive guidance.
RYUKA IP Law Firm is led by IP professionals with diverse backgrounds in many technical fields and expertise in a variety of jurisdictions. Our key practice areas include patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, designs, utility models, and litigation, with areas of technical specialty in electronics, telecommunications, software, optics, mechanical engineering, semiconductors, electronic materials, and chemicals. Ryuka’s visualization and consulting experts support inventors in the realization of their ideas and our talented patent attorneys and other IP practitioners work with professionalism to keep our clients’ valuable assets safe. Our clients can always expect a prompt response, and we have always demonstrated professionalism to meet our clients’ needs and expectations.
Our client list is extensive and varied, including well-established domestic and international companies, smaller startup organizations, and individual inventors. We aim to provide universally high quality service to all companies, regardless of their size or status, in an effort to contribute to the realization of their full business potential. Clients range from hands-on companies that research and develop ideas, to international law firms for whom we open doors to the Japanese IP system. The quality of our client list and the strength of our client relationships attest to the quality and dedication of our staff.
RYUKA currently has 109 employees, of which 35 are attorneys.