|| Lexwell's mission
is nothing less than to maximize the value of our clients' intellectual
property resources, including technology, information and all kinds
of seed projects, through the delivery of high quality legal services
at a reasonable cost. We are fully committed to understanding and
meeting the needs of our clients in every instance. Uncompromising
quality of service, efficiency and responsiveness are the key words
that characterize the firm. Through our extensive experience, we are
able to bring sophisticated commercial and practical expertise to
bear on problems as well as high level technical and legal expertise.
What Makes Lexwell Special
| Synergy of Legal
and Technical Skills
|Unlike a U.S.
patent attorney, a Japanese patent attorney is not licensed
as a attorney-at-law and cannot independently represent clients
before courts except in ex-parte proceedings before the Tokyo
High Court. In cases of infringement litigation, for example,
large patent firms must retain outside litigators to prosecute
cases in court. Such litigators often lack a basic understanding
of the technical issues underlying the protection of intellectual
property rights and, thus, a great deal of time and money must
be spent by clients in educating their lawyers. Furthermore,
the scope of practice of Japanese patent attorneys is limited
to industrial property matters, such as patents, designs and
At Lexwell, our Japanese attorneys and patent attorneys have
spent many years developing their expertise in every aspect
of intellectual property law and work closely together to ensure
that the legal and technological issues are fully addressed,
protected and optimized. In other words, we offer our clients
what virtually every other patent office or internationally
oriented commercial law firm in Japan cannot. Lexwell offers
one-stop intellectual property rights service for clients from
prosecution to enforcement.
| Mid-sized Law
Firm, Personalized Service and Reasonable Fees
|The needs of
each client are different. We foster personalized service and
a close attorney-client relationships which permits responsiveness
to each client's needs. On request, we are happy to discuss
and develop a customized intellectual property protection plan
Lexwell maintains a fine balance between having the critical
professional mass clients need to fully exploit and protect
their intellectual property rights in Japan and growing so big
that clients feel they can no longer get the personal attention
they deserve. Effective lawyering requires a bond of trust between
attorney and client and that bond can only be developed and
maintained on a personal level. At Lexwell, clients will never
feel that they are being shuffled from lawyer to lawyer, or
that their matters are too small to receive the personal attention
of their lawyer.
Our fee schedule is presented upon request. We believe that
it is highly competitive and we are willing to work with each
client to develop a mutually acceptable billing structure that
fits the client's needs and circumstances.
Services in English
of international business requires outside counsel to communicate,
coordinate and cooperate with people in many different countries.
This is especially true in the practice of intellectual property
law which often involves multi-jurisdictional filings and enforcement
proceedings. Information is crucial to decision making and strategizing
in this environment. Clients require accurate, timely and reliable
translations of laws, regulations, filings and other documents.
Since all of the members of Lexwell have extensive experience
in international practice and most have studied intellectual
property law in the United States, Lexwell is capable of conducting
its practice in English and of keeping foreign clients fully
informed of developments in Japan so that they will have the
same information as is available to their Japanese competitors.
Lexwell's attorneys also maintain a vast international network
of leading intellectual property experts in Asia, Europe and
the America and can provide global services.