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Partner

  • Hiroyoshi AOKI

    Representative Partner

    Hiroyoshi AOKI

    Mr. Aoki has long been involved in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in various Japanese patent firms. Mr. Aoki also has experience as an in-house patent attorney for large corporations where he was involved in the entire IP creation process: from the stage of extracting inventions, to the stage of making full use of their patent rights from a business standpoint.

    Specialized Field(s) Wireless communication, electronic components, semiconductors, display devices, materials
    Educational Background Chiba University, B.S.
    Work Experience ・Philips Intellectual Property & Standards Japan,
    ・Seiko Precision Inc.
    ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Masayuki AMADA

    Partner

    Masayuki AMADA

    Mr. Amada has long been involved in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in various patent firms in Japan. Mr. Amada also has been involved in providing legal advice regarding essentiality evaluations for standard essential patents (SEPs).

    Specialized Field(s) Electronic/electric circuits, wireless communication, electronic control, mechatronics and mechanical technology
    Educational Background Tokyo University of Science, B.S.
    Work Experience ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Yoshiyuki OSUGA

    Partner

    Yoshiyuki OSUGA

    Mr. Osuga has had nearly 40 years of experience working with domestic and foreign clients on matters relating to domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution and litigation.

    Specialized Field(s) Electronics, software, electrical circuits, semiconductors
    Educational Background ・Graduated from the Electronics Department, Faculty of Science & Technology and Faculty of Law, Keio University
    ・Obtained CLE credit from the George Washington University Law School
    ・Temple University Law School, M.S.
    Work Experience ・Head of Tokyo Office, IP department of RCA corporation
    ・Lecturer for “How to write English patent specifications” (electrical equipment/software) with Japan Intellectual Property Association (since 1988)
    ・Lecturer at Kanagawa Institute of Technology
    ・Associate professor for “Advanced Course on Intellectual Property Rights” at the Faculty of the Graduate School of Science & Technology, Keio University (1994-2009)

Patent Attorney

  • Tatsushi IIZUKA

    Tatsushi IIZUKA

    Mr. Iizuka has a wealth of knowledge and experience in preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign cases relating to electronic circuit technology and information processing technology.

    Specialized Field(s) Control circuits, information processing
    Educational Background Yokohama National University
    Work Experience ・Japanese electrical component manufacturer
  • Yoshimasa OKADA

    Yoshimasa OKADA

    Mr. Okada has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of fields, including mechanical technology and wireless communication.

    Specialized Field(s) Mechanical technology, mechatronics, wireless communication
    Educational Background Meiji University, B.S.
    Work Experience ・Nippon Steel Trading Co., Ltd.
    ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Toru KANNO

    Toru KANNO

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

    Specialized Field(s) Wireless communication, processing technology, display devices
    Educational Background Keio University, M.S.
    Work Experience ・Panasonic Ltd.
  • Masaaki KITAGAWA

    Masaaki KITAGAWA

    Mr. Kitagawa has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications regarding mechanical technology and structures.

    Specialized Field(s) Mechanical technology, mechatronics
    Educational Background Aoyama Gakuin University, B.S.
    Work Experience ・Housing equipment manufacturer
    ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Nobuaki KIMURA

    Nobuaki KIMURA

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

    Specialized Field(s) Semiconductors, organic materials, electronics
    Educational Background The University of Tokyo, M.S.
    Work Experience ・Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    ・Sisvel Japan
  • Kohei SATO

    Kohei SATO

    Mr. Sato has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to the field of information processing.

    Specialized Field(s) Information processing, wireless communication, electrical, electronic and mechanical technology
    Educational Background Graduated from Waseda University, Graduate School
    Work Experience ・Electrical appliance manufacturer
    ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Kenichi SHINKAI

    Kenichi SHINKAI

    Mr. Shinkai has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to information technology, software, and standard essential patents (SEPs) in the field of wireless communication.

    Specialized Field(s) Information processing, computer (hardware), software, wireless communication, electronic/electric circuits, electronic control, semiconductor, Fintech-related technology
    Educational Background Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Ph.D. in Information Science
    Work Experience ・NEC Corporation
  • Hiroaki SUGATA

    Hiroaki SUGATA

    Mr. Sugata has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to video encoding, image processing, servers, and software (algorithms).

    Specialized Field(s) Information processing, computer (hardware), software
    Educational Background Graduate School of Sciences, Osaka University
    Work Experience ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Tomoko TANAKA

    Tomoko TANAKA

    Ms. Tanaka has experience in conducting searches, filing and prosecuting trademark and designs. Ms. Tanaka is also experienced in dealing with litigation in South East Asia.

    Specialized Field(s) Trademarks, designs, copyrights
    Educational Background Graduated from Kobe University, Graduate School
    Work Experience ・Securities company
    ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Yasuhisa NOMURA

    Yasuhisa NOMURA

    Mr. Nomura was previously an Examiner/Appeal Examiner in the Japan Patent Office.

    Specialized Field(s) Electronics, electronic components, wireless communication
    Educational Background Keio University
    Work Experience ・Section Leader within the Appeal Division of the Japan Patent Office
  • Yoko FURUSE

    Yoko FURUSE

    Ms. Furuse has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to standard essential patents in the field of wireless communication.

    Specialized Field(s) Software, business models, wireless communication
    Educational Background Nagoya University, B.S.
    Work Experience ・Software development company
    ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Shinobu HORIGUCHI

    Shinobu HORIGUCHI

    Mr. Horiguchi has extensive experience in prosecuting domestic cases, and cases in the U.S., Europe and China, etc., relating to wireless communication, information processing, electronics and control systems.

    Specialized Field(s) Wireless communication, information processing, electronics, control systems
    Educational Background Tokyo University of Science
    Work Experience ・Japanese electrical manufacturer
  • Izuru MATSUBAYASHI

    Izuru MATSUBAYASHI

    Mr. Matsubayashi has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to wireless communication and semiconductors.

    Specialized Field(s) Wireless communication, semiconductors
    Educational Background Graduate School of Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Ph.D. in Chemistry
    Work Experience ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Kuniaki MIURA

    Kuniaki MIURA

    Mr. Miura has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technological fields, such as photographic instruments including digital cameras and camera modules, optical designs, medical instruments including endoscopes, automobiles and automobile components.

    Specialized Field(s) Optics, electrical technology, electronics, mechanical technology
    Educational Background Tokyo Metropolitan University, M.S.
    Work Experience ・Japanese patent firm(s)
  • Masayoshi MIWA

    Masayoshi MIWA

    Mr. Miwa has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the field of materials. Mr. Miwa was a member of the examining committee for the Japanese Patent Attorney Examination in 2012 and 2013.

    Specialized Field(s) Materials, nanotechnology, electronic components
    Educational Background Meiji University, B.S.
    Work Experience ・IP department of a domestic chemical manufacturer
    ・Japanese patent firm
  • Yoshitaka MORIYA

    Yoshitaka MORIYA

    Mr. Moriya has extensive knowledge and experience in drafting and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications relating to standard essential patents (SEPs) in the field of wireless communication.

    Specialized Field(s) Semiconductors, display devices, wireless communication
    Educational Background Tokyo Metropolitan University, M.S.
    Work Experience ・Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
  • Naoki YANO

    Naoki YANO

    Mr. Yano has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the field of optical instruments and printing devices, etc.

    Specialized Field(s) Information processing, mechanical technology, optics
    Educational Background Graduated from Chuo University, Graduate School
    Work Experience ・Japanese systems integrator firm

IP Analyst (Advisor)

  • Kenjiro MUTO

    Mr. Muto was previously employed at an IP system developer company and was engaged in the development and utilization of a consulting method using patent information analysis tools. Clearly different from conventional consultation methods for intellectual property activities, Mr. Muto supplies clients with strategic proposals based on patent information analysis. Mr. Muto was one of the members who produced the patent report series “Patent Quick”, which is a useful resource for commercializing technology.

    Educational Background Chuo University, B.L.
    Work Experience ・Patent strategy laboratory belonging to a patent analysis system company
    ・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 at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2013

Patent Attorney (Trademark Advisor)

  • Tsukasa SHIOZAKI

    Mr. Shiozaki has extensive experience in searching and filing domestic and foreign trademark applications and also in trademark oppositions, invalidation trials, licensing negotiations and dispute resolutions.

    Specialized Field(s) Trademarks, Unfair Competition Prevention Law
    Educational Background Sophia University, B.L.
    Work Experience ・Japanese patent firm(s)

Chinese Patent Attorney (Advisor)

  • Jin Dan

    Specialized Field(s) Electronics, wireless communication
    Educational Background Tsinghua University (China)
    Inha University (South Korea)
    Work Experience Mr. Dan has had over 10 years of experience working for patent firms in Japan and in China.