Jones Day is noted for its capabilities in an array of contentious IP matters, including patent invalidation disputes and copyright infringement litigation. Works in conjunction with foreign lawyers to provide support to international corporations in the enforcement of their IP rights. Also assists international clients with trade mark clearances and prosecution in Japan. Areas of additional expertise include the exploitation of IP assets including licensing. Clients include corporations in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, food and drink, technology and retail sectors.
Michiru Takahashi specialises in trade mark portfolio management, as well as patent infringement matters. A market commentator reports her established practice, noting that "she has extensive experience in the field."