Certified & sworn Japanese Interperter

Hidemi INOUE

Born in 1964 in Japan.

More than 3 decades of experience in translating & interpreting

German State Exams for Japanese

Official court interpreter under oath
(registered at District Court Augsburg)

Memberships: GRUR, AIPPI, BDÜ


Simultaneous interpreting of oral proceedings in patent infringement and nullification proceedings before German courts as well as opposition and appeal proceedings at the EPO. Attorney-client preparatory discussions. German/English into Japanese and vice versa.

Major service locations

European Patent Office (EPO)
in Munich, the Hague and Berlin.

Federal Patent Court (BPatG)

Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe

DC & HC Düsseldorf

DC Mannheim

DC & HC München

Familiar with

Patent Law, Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code

EPC, Paris Convention, PCT

EPO Guidelines for Examination

Case Law of the Boards of Appeal EPO

German Case Law


Hidemi INOUE

Schertlinstraße 13B

86159 Augsburg

Tel.: +49 821 5896143


Enquiries per email appreciated


In a court without interpreting facilities I can provide whispering interpreting service using my own mobile interpreting devices based on digital technology. Clients from Japan obtain head sets with which they can follow the course of the court hearing, which causes no disturbance in the proceedings.

IP-Linguist INOUE