Ishimaru & Associates was founded in 1997 to support the needs of clients in the electronic / semiconductor / information technology / biotechnology spaces, with a focus on patent prosecution and litigation. By leveraging our unique background as lawyers and agents who also understand technology from an engineer’s perspective, we now assist clients from new technology start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations with a broad range of legal challenges, including copyright, trademark, licensing, transactions and corporate structuring in the U.S., Japan, China and around the world..
Our service team includes patent attorneys, patent agents, engineers, scientists, as well as litigation, corporate and transaction attorneys with experience reaching back to 1965. Members of Ishimaru & Associates have also served in executive and senior-level management positions with major multi-national corporations.
We leverage our depth of experience to provide detailed domestic and international assistance and counseling to both technical personnel developing the next breakthrough as well as corporate management commercializing it and general counsel advising their internal clients.
Members of Ishimaru & Associates have managed litigation and strategic counseling for many challenging U.S. and multi-jurisdictional disputes, most resolved in our client’s favor. Members of the firm have also provided advice and support for numerous large licensing and technology transactions and multi-billion dollar business deals.
The firm’s services include acting as both in-house and external counsel advising on world-wide patent protection and utilization, trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property strategies, and related transactional, corporate and contract matters. We have foreign associates supporting us to provide legal and technical assistance to your business in every major country of the world.
We work closely with you to understand your business and offer legal services to support your business goals. Most of our attorneys also have international business, sales, marketing, and engineering experience. Our unique blend of both legal and non-legal experience and acumen makes us an unparalleled partner for you in meeting your local and international legal challenges.
Ishimaru & Associates has recently moved into new offices in San Jose to accommodate the continued growth of our firm since its inception in 1997.
Diversity is an integral part our DNA. Ishimaru & Associates’ staff come from widely divergent backgrounds. We have native speakers of many foreign languages to support your patent and business operations.