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German Patent Attorney
European Patent Attorney
Representative before the UPC
Naho advises and represents companies from the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries with respect to patent prosecution proceedings worldwide. On account of her linguistic and cultural background, Naho’s Japanese clients naturally make up a large part of her workload, which have a focus on Europe. Naho also supervises and manages complex global patent families and portfolios, from filing to grant to post-grant procedures.
She has many years of experience in providing strategic advice on product-related projects, including conducting state of the art searches, preparing freedom-to-operate opinions, monitoring competitor activities, supporting clients in licensing negotiations and participating in opposition and appeal proceedings.
"Naho Fujimoto is a fluent Japanese speaker with a large and sophisticated practice for Japanese pharmaceutical and biotech names seeking protection in Europe. Strategically minded and sharp, she provides high-level portfolio advice, conducts comprehensive searches and prepares FTO analyses."
– IAM Patent 1000, 2023
"Naho Fujimoto: Very solution-oriented; very efficient."
– Legal 500 DE, 2022
“Through careful white space analyses and a deep understanding of the prior art landscape as well as a remarkable knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, Naho Fujimoto anticipates possible hurdles and develops thoughtful strategies that maximise her client’s opportunities.”
– IAM 300, 2022
“Naho Fujimoto is a terrific prosecutor who provides excellent advice and clear guidance on European patent matters. She is an incredibly strategic thinker and a superb advisor.”
– IAM Strategy 300, 2023