K&L Gates has further strengthened its intellectual property practice with the addition of partner Mitsuhiro Imamura and his team of paralegals in the firm’s Tokyo office.
Joining from DLA Piper, Imamura is a dual-registered Japanese patent lawyer who is also admitted to practice in Washington DC. His practice focuses on patent filings and patent disputes in both national and international transactions. His clients include companies operating across diverse sectors, including mechanical devices, computers, software, telecommunications, artificial intelligence and automotive technology.
He also deals with trademark filings, trademark portfolio management, trademark disputes and negotiations, and opposition and invalidity proceedings in Japan and on a global basis.