Partner

Representative Partner
Hiroyoshi AOKI

Hiroyoshi AOKI
Area of Expertise
Wireless Communication, Electronic Components, Semiconductors, Surface Mount Technology, Display Devices and Materials
Education
Chiba University, B.S.
Career
Philips Intellectual Property & Standards Japan
Seiko Precision Inc.
patent firms in Japan

Mr. Aoki has long been involved in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in patent firms. Furthermore, Mr. Aoki also has experience as an in-house patent attorney in a corporation from the stage of extracting an invention to the stage of making full use of its right from the standpoint of importance to corporate business.

Partner
Masayuki AMADA

Masayuki AMADA
Area of Expertise
Electronic/Electric Circuits, Wireless Communication, Electronic Control, Mechatronics and Mechanical
Education
Tokyo University of Science, B.S.
Career
patent firms in Japan

Mr. Amada has long been involved in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in patent firms. Mr. Amada also has been involved in providing legal advice regarding essentiality evaluations for essential patents of standardization technology.

Partner
Kunio MIURA

Kunio MIURA
Area of Expertise
Precision Instruments, Optical Instruments, Medical Instruments, Automobile Components, Golf Clubs, and Mechanical Elements
Education
Chiba University, B.S.
Career
PENTAX Corporation
Hanabusa Institute for the Protection of Industrial Property

Mr. Kunio Miura has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting many patent applications for more than 30 years at patent firms.


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Yoshimasa OKADA

Yoshimasa OKADA
Area of Expertise
Mechanical, Mechatronics and Wireless Communication
Education
Meiji University, B.S.
Career
Nippon Steel Trading Co., Ltd.
patent firms in Japan

Mr. Okada has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting many patent applications in the field of wide range of technology, including mechanics and telecommunication.

Toru KANNO

Toru KANNO
Area of Expertise
Wireless Communication, Processing Technology and Display Devices
Education
Keio University, M.S.
Career
Panasonic Ltd.

Mr. Kanno has experience in intellectual property management including extracting inventions and prosecuting patent applications, through his experiences of patent right acquisition in Japan and in the USA as an in-house patent attorney. Mr. Kanno provides intellectual property liaison services mainly.

Masaaki KITAGAWA

Masaaki KITAGAWA
Area of Expertise
Mechanical and Mechatronics
Education
Aoyama Gakuin University, B.S.
Career
a housing equipment manufacturer
a patent firm in Japan

Mr. Kitagawa has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications regarding machanics and structure.

Nobuaki KIMURA

Nobuaki KIMURA
Area of Expertise
Semiconductor, Organic Material and Electronics
Education
The University of Tokyo, M.S.
Career
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
Sisvel Japan

Mr. Kimura has experience in patent dispute resolution, including licensing negotiation and litigation in Japan, US, and other countries. Mr. Kimura is outstanding in helping clients resolve patent dispute and in providing intellectual property liaison services.

Yoko FURUSE

Yoko FURUSE
Area of Expertise
Software, Business Model and Wireless Communication
Education
Nagoya University, B.S.
Career
a software company
a patent firm

Ms. Furuse has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to standard technologies in the field of telecommunication.

Yui MATSUURA

Yui MATSUURA
Area of Expertise
Semiconductors, Display Devices, Wireless Communication and Mechanical
Education
Ochanomizu University, M.S.
Career
Intellectual Property Department of a Japanese company

Ms. Matsuura has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications regarding semiconductor devices.

Tsutomu MIZOGUCHI

Tsutomu MIZOGUCHI
Area of Expertise
Mechanical, Mechatronics and Wireless Communication
Education
Tokyo University of Science, B.S.
Career
Yonex Ltd.
patent firms in Japan

Mr. Mizoguchi has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in the field of wide range of technology, including mechanical, structures and telecommunication.

Masayoshi MIWA

三輪 正義
Area of Expertise
Materials in General, Nanotechnology and Electronic Components
Education
Meiji University, B.S.
Career
Intellectual Property Department of a Japanese chemical manufacturer
a patent firm in Japan

Mr. Miwa has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications regarding material field.

Yoshitaka MORIYA

守屋 芳隆
Area of Expertise
Semiconductors, Display Devices and Wireless Communication
Education
Tokyo Metropolitan University, M.S.
Career
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Mr. Moriya has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to standard technologies in the field of telecommunication.

Yuka YAMAGUCHI

Yuka YAMAGUCHI
Area of Expertise
Chemistry and Biotechnology
Education
Yokohama City University, M.S.
Career
a scientific and technical publisher

Ms. Yamaguchi has acquired advanced skills and knowledge of protein expression, introduction of mutation, and analysis of protein function at the graduate school.

Kuniaki MIURA

Kuniaki MIURA
Area of Expertise
Optics, Electric, Electronics, Mechanics
Education
Tokyo Metropolitan University, M.S
Career
Patent Firms in Japan

Mr. Kuniaki Miura has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting many patent applications in the field of wide range of technology, such as photographic instruments and their optical designs including digital cameras and camera modules, medical instruments including endoscopes and automobiles including automobile components.


Intellectual Property Analyst (Advisers)

Kenjiro MUTO

Education
Chuo University, B.L.
Career
Used to be with Patent Strategy Laboratory of a company for patent analysis system
Qualification
Certified Intellectual Property Analyst (Qualification Authorized by Association of Intellectual Property Education, qualified in 2012)
Finished the Intellectual Property Strategy Course of Career Up MOT in Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013

Mr. Muto was engaged in developing a method for consulting by using a patent information analysis tool and in actual consulting by this method at a patent system maker.
Clearly different from conventional consultations for intellectual property activities, Mr. Muto supplies clients with strategic proposals based on the patent information analysis.
Mr. Muto is one of the members who have produced the series of patent report, named “Patent Quick”, which are useful for starting business using technologies.


Patent Attorney (Trademark Adviser)

Tsukasa SHIOZAKI

Area of Expertise
Trademark, Unfair Competition Law
Education
Sophia University, B.L
Career
Patent Firms in Japan

Mr. Shiozaki has extensive experience in searching and filing domestic and foreign trademark applications and in also trademark’s opposition, invalidation trial, licensing negotiation and dispute resolution.


Chinese Patent Attorneys (Advisers)

Tan Sougen

Area of Expertise
Optics, Mechatronics and Mechanical
Education
Saitama University, B.S.
Career
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Language
Chinese and Japanese

Jin Dan 

Area of Expertise
Electronics and Wireless Communication
Education
Tsinghua University in China
Inha University in South Korea
Career
a Japanese patent firm and a Chinese patent firm
Language
Chinese and Japanese
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