Toshihiko TANIGUCHI

Toshihiko TANIGUCHI

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Chairman | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese patent bar examination in 1992 (Reg. No. 10410). Working in the field of intellectual property law since 1993.

Mechanical Engineering, Kinematics, Optics

Kouichi KAJISAKI

Kouichi KAJISAKI

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Senior Managing Partner | Practice Area Manager | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 1993 (Reg. No. 10442). Working in the field of intellectual property since 1991.

Physicochemistry, polymer chemistry, bioinformatics

Toshiyuki MITSUYOSHI

Toshiyuki MITSUYOSHI

Chemical Practice Area

Managing Partner | Practice Area Manager | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 1995 (Reg. No. 10810). Working in the field of intellectual property since 1986.

Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry

Toshinori TANNO

Toshinori TANNO

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Managing Partner | Practice Area Manager | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2004 (Reg. No. 13763). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2002.

Biotechnology, computer science, telecommunications, electronics, control engineering

Yasushi KUNUGITA

Yasushi KUNUGITA

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Managing Partner | Practice Area Manager | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2002 (Reg. No. 12695). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2003.

Materials science, mechanical engineering, energy technologies

Kenichi FUKUI

Kenichi FUKUI

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2001 (Reg. No. 12244). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2002.

Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, inorganic chemistry, foodstuffs

Nobuhiro HIGASHIDA

Nobuhiro HIGASHIDA

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2003 (Reg. No. 13151). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2003.

Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, synthetic chemistry, organic photochemistry, biochemistry, development of materials for use in electronic components

Yoshikazu NISHIZAKI

Yoshikazu NISHIZAKI

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2005 (Reg. No. 14275). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2005.

Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, resins/plastics

Shuko TAKAYAMA

Shuko TAKAYAMA

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 1995 (Reg. No. 10987). Working in the field of intellectual property since 1996.

Molecular biology, microbiological engineering, polymer chemistry, medicinal drugs

Atsushi YAMASHITA

Atsushi YAMASHITA

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2005 (Reg. No. 14439). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2006.

Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, rubber/resin synthesis and processing

Katsushi ISHIKAWA

Katsushi ISHIKAWA

Design & Trademark Practice Areas

Partner | Practice Area Manager | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2003 (Reg. No. 13121). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2003.

Trademarks, designs, antitrust law, copyright law

Hideyuki YOSHIDA

Hideyuki YOSHIDA

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2007 (Reg. No. 15491). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2007.

Mechanical engineering, biomechanical engineering, tribology, materials science

Shigeki OKUDA

Shigeki OKUDA

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2008 (Reg. No. 16307). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2004.

Materials for various types of devices, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, software, control engineering

Kousuke FUJII

Kousuke FUJII

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2007 (Reg. No. 15449). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2004.

Organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, medical device

Naoto SAEKI

Naoto SAEKI

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2007 (Reg. No. 15456). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2004.

Electrical/electronic engineering, semiconductor engineering, electric power engineering, software, control engineering

Masanori HARUNA

Masanori HARUNA

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2010 (Reg. No. 17456). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2010.

Medicine, clinical examination science, immunology, medical equipment, biotechnology

Kenichiro AKAMA

Kenichiro AKAMA

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2009 (Reg. No. 16722). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2009.

Polymer chemistry, resin molding technologies, materials chemistry, inorganic chemistry, grinding and cutting technologies

Minako CHIBA

Minako CHIBA

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2010 (Reg. No. 17596). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2002.

Organic chemistry, polymer chemistry

Tetsuya TSUBOUCHI

Tetsuya TSUBOUCHI

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2007 (Reg. No. 15530). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2007.

Mechanical, control technologies, software, mechatronics, networks, information processing

Takanobu MORIMOTO

Takanobu MORIMOTO

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2010 (Reg. No. 17595). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2008.

Polymer chemistry, natural products chemistry, foodstuffs, immunology, biotechnology

Ayahiro TSURUKAME

Ayahiro TSURUKAME

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2008 (Reg. No. 16176).

Mechanical engineering, control engineering, electrical engineering

Kyoko SAKAI

Kyoko SAKAI

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2013 (Reg. No.19911). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2014.

Inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, manufacturing pharmacy, medicinal drugs

Shingo KATAOKA

Shingo KATAOKA

Chemical Practice Area

Partner | Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2013 (Reg. No. 19999). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2014.

Polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biotechnology

Kanako KOJIMA

Kanako KOJIMA

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2014 (Reg. No. 20277)

Electrical engineering, control engineering

Chen Hong

Chen Hong

Mechanical/Control & Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Chinese Patent Attorney

Passed Chinese Patent Attorney Examination in 2014. Working in the field of intellectual property since 2007.

Communication engineering, mechanical and electrical, information processing, software engineering

Takatsugu KOBAYASHI

Takatsugu KOBAYASHI

Material Science & Biological Practice Areas

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2013 (Reg. No.21307). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2018.

Biological chemistry, dentistry, foods, cosmetic ingredients

Hayato AKAO

Hayato AKAO

Mechanical/Control Practice Areas

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2013 (Reg. No. 21487)Working in the field of intellectual property since 2007.

Lithography, Nanotechnology and Management engineering

Toru UEDA

Toru UEDA

Electronics/IT Practice Areas

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 2016 (Reg. No.21153). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2018.

Electrical/electronic engineering, semiconductor engineering, sensing device

Takao IMAKI

Takao IMAKI

non-regular staff

Patent Attorney

Passed Japanese Patent Bar Examination in 1998 (Reg. No. 11314). Working in the field of intellectual property since 1993.

Industrial chemistry, organic chemistry, environmental analysis, instrumentation technology, optics

Gerald T. PETERS

Gerald T. PETERS

Adviser

Adviser | U.S. Patent Agent

Passed U.S. Patent Bar Examination in 1998 (Reg. No. 42992). Working in the field of intellectual property since 2001.

Physics, biology