Hino Law and Patent Office

  • AWARD WINNER 2022
    IP Litigation Resolution Law Firm of the Year

    The Award Reason:
    Hino Law and Patent Office won an IP High Court Judgment based on an epoch-making calculation system for damages to be compensated, that would lead following IP litigation cases.

    An IP owner infringed its right has to further overcome the difficult hurdle of calculating its damages to be compensated after infringement has been proved in IP litigation.

    Hino Law and Patent Office won IP litigation succeeding in calculating the damages to be compensated with two unrelated presumptive provisions.
    (1) At first, it requested submission order for financial and tax documents based on Civil Procedure Law, and proved infringer’s profits under the provision of the said Law.
    (2) Next, it succeeded in proving the damage to be compensated based on the profits under the presumption provision of Unfair Competition Prohibition Law, in the following case;

  • March 30, 2021, Judgment Sentenced.
    Intellectual Property High Court
    Case Number: 2019 (Heisei 31) (ne) No. 10008
    Appellant (Plaintiff) Kitazato Corporation
    vs.
    Appellee (Defendant): Reprolife Co., Ltd.

    The translation of the Judgment is attached here.
  • This method in the above judgment would be a leading case for calculating the damages to be compensated in IP cases.
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    ESTABLISHMENT

    May 25, 1998

    Dear Clients and Associates:

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my profile.
    I graduated from Tokyo University, receiving a Bachelor Degree in Technology.
    I entered the First Tokyo Bar Association and the Patent Attorneys Association in 1989, and worked with Mr. Yukuzo Yamasaki, at Yamasaki Law & Patent Office.

    My focus is enforcing intellectual property rights and drafting international licensing agreements. I have engaged in various patent infringement cases in the fields of machinery, electrical telecommunication apparatus, chemistry, pharmacy, metal, computer hardware and software, making good use of my technical background.
    I hope for your success in your business, and that I may be of assistance to you in intellectual property-related matters in Japan.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT
  • April 7, 2008
    I am pleased to announce that I was appointed to the Chairperson of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center on April 1, 2008, which was established and by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and the Japan Patent Attorney Association.

  • April 10, 2009
    I am pleased to announce that I was appointed to the President of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center on April 1, 2009.

  • June 10, 2010
    I am pleased to announce that I was appointed to the Chairperson of Computer Committee of Japan Federation of Bar Associations on June 1, 2009.

  • May 16, 2016
    Our office was moved to the following address:
  • Suite 316, 2-17-17, Nagatacho,
    Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-014
    Phone: 03-5510-7373
    e-mail: nobuo.hino@nifty.com

 

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