Ms Mami Hino > Abe, Ikubo & Katayama > Tokyo, Japan > Lawyer Profile

Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Fukuoka Building 9th Floor
2-8-7 Yaesu, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0028

Work Department

Legal Department




[Professional Admission]

Admitted to New York

Registered as Patent Attorney (admitted to practice intellectual property infringement litigation) in Japan

Registered as Foreign legal consultant in Japan

Registered as Pharmacist

[Professional Experience]

Abe Ikubo & Katayama (Counsel, 2004-2006; Partner, 2006-Present)

Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo (Associate, 2002-2004)

Pennie & Edmonds (Law Clerk, 1998-2000; Associate, 2000-2002)

Asahina Co., (Technical Advisor, 1990-1994; Associate, 1994-1996)

Fujisawa Pharmaceutical Company (Research Pharmacist 1984-1987)

Member of Intellectual Property Experts Committee at Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (2015-Present)

Member of Intellectual Property Utilization Support Project Review Committee at Japan Science and Technology Agency (2010-2014)


Japanese and English


  • LES
  • AIPPI Japan
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Tokyo IP American Inn of Court
  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association
  • Japan Federation of Bar Association


Seton Hall University School of Law, USA 1999, J.D.

Kyoto University, Japan 1984, Bachelor of Pharmacy

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Intellectual property: Independent local firms

(Leading individuals: Benrishi)

Mami HinoAbe, Ikubo & Katayama

Boasting a highly experienced team of litigators and patent lawyers, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama offers expertise in both IP infringement litigation and procurement, with a strong knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. The team is co-led by Eiji Katayama, an expert on patent litigation, and Hiroshi Kobayashi, whose experience in the chemical and pharma sectors has led to further development and client acquisition in the area of patent prosecution. They are joined by Junichi Kitahara, who strengthens the practice with his impressive track record of patent enforcement along with Makoto Hattori, who focuses on patent and trade secret litigation. Lastly, Mami Hino‘s practice focuses on patent invalidity trials and IP High Court appeals.