Takashi Akabane

Mr. Akabane worked at patent firms for many years, mainly in the machinery, electrical and IT fields in addition to drafting patent applications, performing patent prosecution handling inbound and outbound tasks, providing expert opinions, brainstorming, acting as an IP consultant and handling searches. He also participated in searches contracts, IP consulting and served as a contact person for patent firms, coordinated invention content and brainstormed at the IP divisions of private enterprises. Mr. Akabane leverages his experience working at both patent firms and IP departments of private enterprises to consistently offer IP services while keeping the client’s viewpoint in mind.


Patent Attorney


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2011)

Qualified IP Litigator in Japan (2014)


Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Areas of Legal Expertise

Patent and utility model applications, trials and appeals, expert opinions, litigations

Areas of Technological Expertise

Machinery, electric and information technology, specifically industrial machinery including tools and agricultural equipment, medical devices, optical machinery including image sensors, image formation devices and laser sources, lighting devices including automobile lights and general lighting, acoustic devices such as microphones and speakers, telecommunications infrastructure and many types of software-related technologies. Qualified as an Information Systems Security Administrator (SU)

Professional Experience

2018 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

2015 – 2018

Ebisu International Patent Office

2011 – 2015

Tsumugi IP Law Firm

2004 – 2011

Stanley Electric Co., Ltd.

2001 – 2004

IP Firm Shuwa

2000 – 2001

Tajima Roofing Inc.



Nihon University College of Science and Technology, Mechanical Engineering


Japanese, English