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 Takanori Abe

Takanori Abe

Managing Partner

Abe & Partners


Matsushita IMP Building, 1-3-7, Shiromi,
Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-0001, Japan




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Takanori Abe

Areas of Expertise

Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, IP Litigation, Pharma & Biotech


Takanori Abe is an attorney-at-law, admitted in both Japan and New York. He is currently a guest professor at Osaka University’s 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 sits on various positions in Japanese medical/pharmaceutical societies.

Mr. Abe works in wide areas of international and corporate matters with a focus on intellectual property law and international commerce. The patent litigations in which he has participated cover the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry, IT and telecommunications, electronics and machinery, which involve advanced technology such as biotechnology, semiconductors, etc., and which are cross-border matters. He has extensive experience on representing and advising multinational and domestic clients in pharmaceutical industry and is currently involved in the drastic battle between brands and also the one between brands and generics. He also has experience of IP due diligence in the largest pharmaceutical M&A in Japan between big pharmaceuticals. FTO search is his daily works. He has been advising on FRAND matters. He also has experience in trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation.

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