SHOBAYASHI International Patent & Trademark Office
Founded in 1998, Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark Office (SIPTO) is one of the fastest-growing IP law firms in Japan. With 250+ professional staff members, SIPTO has 11 specialised departments providing tailored IP services in a range of technical fields – including chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical, optical, electrical, information technology, trademarks and designs and litigation – and advising on international IP protection. With more than 20 former senior examiners from the Japan Patent Office, including the chiefs of the patent and design examination departments, SIPTO offers the full breadth of expertise for validating intellectual property and determining infringement. Having established a research team in 2012 for licensing, valuation and IP-driven investments, SIPTO provides IP due diligence.