Dr. Daniel Kenji Kaneko

Dr. Daniel Kenji Kaneko

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 89 290 12 278

Fax +49 89 290 12 222

LanguagesGerman, English, Japanese

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Daniel Kenji Kaneko advises you on all aspects of patent law. He advises and represents national and international clients in patent infringement and nullity proceedings both in disputes against competitors and against non-practicing entities. 

Daniel has particular experience in representing clients in the telecommunications technology sector and the automotive sector. A focus of Daniel's practice is on all aspects of FRAND litigation.

Daniel graduated amongst the top 1% of his class (Dusseldorf Law School Award 2012/13). He was research assistant at a chair for civil law and intellectual property law at Dusseldorf University as well as at a chair for civil law and media law at Munich University. Prior to joining our firm, Daniel gained extensive experience in Tokyo, inter alia in the IP practice group of a major Japanese law firm and at the Japanese IP High Court. 

Daniel was a scholarship holder of both the German-Academic-Exchange-Service and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. He is dedicated to the firm's pro bono legal advice and citizenship work.

Education and admissions


Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Munich, 2018

Dr. iur., Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 2017

First State Exam in Law, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 2012


German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV)

Representative experience

Advising a leading high-tech company in patent infringement proceedings against a non-practicing entity in the field of music-streaming.

Advising a leading German company from the aluminum industry against a French competitor in inspection proceedings.

Advising a North American high-tech company on German FRAND-case law.

Advising a world-leading provider of solar-cell technology in patent infringement proceedings against a Chinese competitor.

Representing one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers in patent infringement proceedings concerning connected vehicles.

Advising a Japanese automotive supplier on German FRAND-case law.

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