The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
“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.”
Naho Fujimoto has been a partner at Maiwald since 2019 and advises and represents companies from the pharmaceutical and chemical industry in worldwide patent prosecution and opposition and appeal proceedings.
On account of her linguistic and cultural background, Ms Fujimoto's Japanese clients naturally make up a large part of her workload, which focuses on Europe. In addition to her work on European patent grant proceedings, she handles complex global patent families from application to grant and post-grant proceedings. She accompanies the development and commercialisation of pharmaceutical products from scratch, not only by building up a patent portfolio covering all aspects of the product but also by assisting with third-party related activities such as due diligence work, competitor monitoring and licensing negotiations.
Ms Fujimoto is further regularly entrusted with conducting state-of-the-art searches and evaluations, opinion work such as freedom to operate, validity and infringement analyses, as well as opposition proceedings. Her experience and background allow her to provide valuable strategic advice in complicated situations and she has been recognised by IAM Strategy 300 as a Global Leader and one of the world's leading intellectual property strategists in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Ms Fujimoto was also listed as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 in 2021, 2022 and 2023.