OUR MEMBER'S BACKGROUNDS

Members of our office not only have patent law-related expertise, but also have extensive real-world knowledge gained from some of the world's leading technological companies, government organization and academic institutions as listed below:



SERVICE AREAS

-Drafting patent applications for Japan and abroad, and prosecution
-Trials at the JPO and appeals to the IP High Court
-Opinion work, evaluations, and prior art searches concerning patents
-Resolution of disputes related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and other IPs (through litigation or arbitration)
-Consultation concerning patent licensing and patent strategies
-Evaluation of trademark registerability and infringement clearance searches
-Trademark registrations and counseling on trademark and related matters
Patent Attorney
(Managing Partner)
Yasunori OHTSUKA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunctions before courts and the Customs Office (seizure of IP-infringing products at the Customs Office);legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the area of business equipment, telecommunications, and medical equipment.
Education B.A., Chuo University, Law
Diploma, Tokyo Electric University, School of Electronics
Career Admitted to practice as a Japanese Patent Attorney in 1972.
Worked as a Patent Attorney for Burroughs Japan prior to founding the Ohtsuka Patent Office. Brought the Office into the top twenty Patent Law Firms in Japan and, in particular, into the top ten Patent Law Firms in the fields of Electronics and Physics.
Membership(s) Member of Japan Patent Attorney Association and other professional associations such as AIPPI and APAA, Chairman of the Japan/US Study Group at JPAA/AIPLA, Vice-President of LES, The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan, The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engieers (IEICE).
Publication(s) Practical Advice on Patents (co-author; published by Ohm); The Basics of Patents (published by Ohm); Protecting Intellectual Property in Japan (AIPPI Japan); Trial/Appeal Procedure in the U.S. and in European Countries (Gyosei); Editor of Review of the CAFC's Decisions (published by ILS).
Ph.D.,
Patent Attorney
(Partner)
Yasuhiro OHTSUKA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japane Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and the Customs Office (seizure of IP-infringing products at the Customs Office); Particular expertise in image processing, mobile communications and Internet, information technologies (both hardware and software), semiconductors and electronic circuits.
Education M.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic and Information Engineering
Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Electronic Engineering (with emphasis on CMOS image sensors and image processing)
Career Co-researcher in telecommunication systems at the Hattori Research Laboratory; Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in the field of Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science.
Japanese Patent Attorney since 1999.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), The Imaging Society of Japan, Information and Communication Engineers.
Publication(s) Numerous academic papers published through academic associations, such as the IEEE; The Basics of Patents (co-author; published by Ohm); Regular reporter for CAFC reports to The Lawyers (monthly journal).
Patent Attorney
(Partner)
Jiro TAKAYANAGI
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and the Customs Office (seizure of IP-infringing products at the Customs Office);particular expertise in mobile communications, ATM switches, Internet-related communications, information processing technology and optical communications.
Education B.S., Keio University, Electrical Engineering
M.S., Keio University, Electrical Engineering (with emphasis on telecommunications)
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 1998.
Patent Attorney, Hitachi, Information Systems Group and Intellectual Property Group.
Lecturer in Intellectual Property at Keio University.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), AIPPI
Publication(s) The Basics of Patents (co-author; published by Ohm); Regular reports for CAFC in "The Lawyers" (monthly journal)
Patent Attorney
(Partner)
Shuji KIMURA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and the Customs Office (seizure of IP-infringing products at the Customs Office); particular expertise in Customs Office proceedings and also in the fields of automobile, semiconductor production equipment and amusement software fields.
Education B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University.
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2000.
Engineer, Tokyo R&D Corporation, specializing in electric power assisted steering systems.
Actively handling Board of Appeal and IP High Court cases.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), the Customs Intellectual Property Information Center (CIPIC).
Publication(s) The Basics of Patents (o-author; published by Ohm);Regular reporters for CAFC reports to The Lawyers (monthly journal).
Patent Attorney
(Partner)
Osamu SHIMOYAMA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court especially in computer software and hardware-related inventions and telecommunications; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and the Customs Office (seizure of IP-infringing products at the Custom Office).
Education B.S., University of Electro-Communications, Computer Science
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2003. Active in the patent field since 1990.
Worked for NCR Japan as a software and firmware engineer.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
Patent Attorney
(Partner)
Yukimitsu EIKAWA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court especially in semicondutor technology, semiconductor production equipment and computer hardware and software; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts, opinion works on patent infringement and validity.
Education B.S., Tokyo Agriculture and Technology University, Electrical Engineering.
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2004. Active in the patent field since 1995. Worked in the LSI Division of JFE Steel Corporation, designing microprocessors. Special expertise in semiconductor technology.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), Japan Intellectual Propery Association
Publication(s) The Basics of Patents (co-author; published by Ohm)
Patent Attorney Yoshio NISHIKAWA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunctions proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity in chemical, machinery and medical fields; particular expertise in appeals before the Board of Appeal and IP High Court
Education B.S., Kyoto University, Polymer Chemistry
M.S., Kyoto University, Polymer Chemistry
Career Qualified as a Japanese Patent Attorney in 1983.
Worked for the Japan Patent Office as:
a) Patent Examiner (Polymer, Textile, Paper Manufacture machine),
b) Appeal Examiner (Copy Machine, Photography),
c) Director (Production Machinery Division, Fiber Wrapping Machinery Division),
d) Appeal Examiner-in-chief (Motive Machinery, Production Machinery).
Worked as First Secretary of Commerce at the Embassy of Japan in India.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA),
Society of Polymer Science, Japan
Publication(s) Technical Revolution and Patent System(published by JPO)
Patent Attorney Kiyohito EJIMA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the fields of information and communication technologies.
Education B.S., Waseda University, Electronics, Information and Telecommunications
Career Qualified as a Japanese Patent Attorney in 1990.
Worked for the Japan Patent Office as:
a) Patent Examiner in the fields of Electronic Circuits and Digital Communications,
b) Appeal Examiner (Digital communications),
c) Director of Examinations in the divisions of Digital communications, Electronic Image Devices and Electronic Commerce, and
d) Director of the Board of Appeals (Interface and Transmission Systems).
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Junjiro YASHIRO
Specialties Patent drafting, patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in opinion works and patent licensing in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology fields.
Education B.S., Tohoku Pharmaceutical University
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 1970.
Worked for Eisai Pharmaceutical Company as Patent Attorney and Director of the Intellectual Property Division.
Membership(s) Vice-chairman of the Health Care Products Committee of Licensing Executive Society International, Vice-President of Licensing Executive Society Japan (LES Japan), Member of the Board of Directors (Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industry section) of Japan Intellectual Property Association.
Patent Attorney Yasuhiro SAKATA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court especially in the areas of Internet technology, telecomunications and mobile communications; Litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; opinion works on patent infringement and validity.
Education B.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic and Information Engineering
M.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic Engineering
Career Conducted study on information technology with an emphasis on the fields of Internet search engines, web applications and artificial intelligence.
Japanese Patent Attorney since 2004.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
Patent Attorney Hirotaka KOMAKI
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the areas of information security, wireless communications, multimedia and web-oriented programming.
Education B.S., The University of Tokyo, Electrical Engineering
M.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic and Information Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2006.
Worked for IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory. Experienced in information security and cryptography, multimedia streaming in mobile environments, and Web application development.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Takahiro OHTO
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the fields of image processing, computing and telecommunications.
Education B.S., University of Tokyo, Mathematical Informatics
M.S., University of Tokyo, Mathematical Informatics
Career Active in the patent field since 2007,
Japanese Patent Attorney since 2009.
Worked for IBM Japan Ltd. as Technical Sales Support Engineer for Storage Products.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Nobuyoshi YARITA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the fields of image processing, and input and output devices for computers.
Education B.S., Sophia University, Mechanics
M.S., Sophia University, Mechanics
Career Active in the patent field since 1997,
Japanese Patent Attorney since 2010.
Worked for Toshiba Corporation as a computer engineer for Space Robotics Systems.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA),
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Patent Attorney Takashi SAKAMOTO
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the fields of Telecommunications, Image processing and Optical recording technologies.
Education B.S., Electronics, Kobe University
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2004.
Worked for International Digital Communications Inc.,as a computer software and firmware engineer.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Koji MAEDA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions in infringement and validity; particular experience in the areas of wireless communication, signal processing and information theory.
Education B.Eng., Tokyo Institute of technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
M.Eng., Tokyo Institute of technology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2010.
Worked for NTT DOCOMO Inc. as an engineer in their research laboratories. Developed interference canceller for mobile and fixed wireless communication systems, and signal recognition techniques using cyclostationarity inducing transmission.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
IEEE (Communication society)
Ph.D.,
Patent Attorney
Haruhito YOSHIDA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in digital mobile communication systems and related technologies.
Education M.S., Waseda University, Electronics, Information and Telecommunication Engineering
Ph.D., Waseda University, Electronics, Information and Telecommunication Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2010.
Research Associate, Waseda University.
Visiting Research Associate, Waseda University.
Worked for the Japan Patent Office as a researcher.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Hideo SUGAWARA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the areas of control engineering, fluid mechanics, material engineering and related technologies.
Education B.S., Keio University, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., Keio University, School of Integrated Design Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2010.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Tomofumi KINOSHITA
Specialties Patent drafting and prosecution;
chemical enginnering and pharmaceutical fields, particular expertise in development of the new catalytic asymmetric reactions applicable to the efficient production of anticancer drugs and anti-Influenza drugs;
computer-related technology expertise.
Education B.S., University of Tokyo, Pharmaceutical Sciences
M.S., University of Tokyo, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2013.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Tomotake OGAWA
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the fields of semiconductors and electronic circuits.
Education B.S., University of Tohoku, Electronic Engineering
M.S., University of Tohoku, Electronic Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2013.
Worked for Renesas Electronics Corporation as a semiconductor engineer, for design and development of semiconductor production platforms.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Mioko WATANABE
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in digital mobile communication systems and related technologies.
Education B.S., Keio University, Electrical Engineering
M.S., Keio University, Electrical Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2013.
Worked for Ericsson Japan as a researcher and a developer for the 3rd generation mobile communication systems.
Worked for the Japan Patent Office as Patent Examiner in the field of Digital Mobile Communication Systems.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Junya OHDE
Specialties Patent drafting, prosecution, and enforcement;
particular experience in the fields of software and networks.
Education B.S., University of Tsukuba, System Engineering
M.S., University of Tsukuba, System Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2011.
Worked for Ericsson Japan as a software engineer, in design and development of base station for a W-CDMA system.
Worked for Sony Corp. as a software engineer, in design and development of TV/DVD, later moving to Sony IP center as an in-house patent attorney and engaging in patent licensing and negotiations
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Attorney at Law Yoshiki ABE
-Tokyo Bar Association
Education LL.B., Tohoku University
LL.M.,The University of Tokyo
LL.M., University of Washington School of Law
Career Worked for Toyota Motor Co.,Ltd.,Patent Administration Department.
Attorney at Law
Patent Attorney
Takashi KOYAMA
-Tokyo Bar Association
-New York State Bar Association
-American Bar Association
Specialties Intellectual Property, Cross-Border Transactions, Corporate, M&A, Anti-Monopoly Law, Domestic and International Litigation
Education LL.M., Kobe University
LL.M., Franklin Pierce Law Center, Intellectual Property
M.A., Royal Holloway, University of London
Career Higa Law Office (Osaka Honmachi Law Office)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Participated in negotiations with foreign countries for EPA/FTA (particularly in the areas of intellectual property, investment and competition policy)
Patent Attorney Masau TAKAYANAGI
Specialties Patent & technologies licensing and business solutions, particular experience in pharmaceuticals and life sciences; IP consultation and strategies in the pharmaceutical and life science fields;
Education B.A., Chuo University, Law Diploma,
Completed course, "Seminar on US Laws and Legal Institution for Foreign Lawyers" at University of Wisconsin Law School
Completed course, "Leadership and Strategy in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech" at Harvard Business School
Career Admitted to practice as a Japanese Patent Attorney in 1977.
Licensing executive at Mitsubishi Chemical
General Manager of Intellectual Property Department at Mitsubishi-Pharma Corporation
Managing Officer, General Manager of I.P. Department at Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Managing Officer, General Manager of I.P. Department at Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Lecturer of IP at Toyama University, School of Pharmaceutical Science
Visiting Professor at Hamamatsu Medical School
Membership(s) Deputy Chairman of the IP Committee of The Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (JPMA) President of LES, Japan
Member of the Professional IP Committee at Japanese Cabinet Secretariat
Patent Attorney Kenichi MATSUMOTO
Specialties Patent drafting, patent and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigations and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in the fields of image processing, computers and nuclear technologies.
Education B.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Physics
Career Admitted to practice as a Japanese Patent Attorney in 1986.
Worked for Burroughs Japan as computer engineerer specialized in micro programs and banking system.
Worked for General Electric Japan as Manager for GE Japan Patent Operation.
Membership(s) Member of Japan Patent Attorney Association
Ex-Vice chairman of American Chamber of Commerce Japan(ACCJ), IP Committee.
Institute of Intelectual Property
Publication(s) Practical Advice on Patents (co-author; published by Ohm); The Basics of Patents (published by Ohm);Protecting Intellectual Property in Japan (AIPPI Japan), ACCJ View Points on "Japanese inventor remuneration under JP Patent Law, Article 35"
Ph.D. Shigeru OHNO
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1973, in chemical, semiconductors and business equipments.
Education B.S., Gakushuin University, Faculty of Science
M.S., Gakushuin University, Chemistry
Ph.D., Tohoku University, Engineering
Career Worked for Canon Inc. as Diputy Director of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal Headquerters, having particular expertise in corporate IP strategies and planning including licensing and litigations.
IP & Legal Supervisor at Semiconductor Laboratory Center, Tohoku University
Patent Attorney Osamu BUSSHO
Specialties Design prosecutions before the Japan Patent Office and Boards of Appeal; and legal opinions on design infringement and validity.
Education Kanazawa College of Art
Career Worked for the Japan Patent Office as:
a) Examiner in the field of Design,
b) Manager of Examination Standards Office in the field of Design,
c) Chief Examiner of the Board of Appeals at JPO.
Technical Advisor Takeshi HATTORI
Education Ph.D., The University of Tokyo
Career Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sophia University;
Specialty is in telecommunications.
Worked at NTT's Electrical Communication Laboratory as a researcher, pursued research and development of 800MHz high capacity mobile/portable telephone systems. As Executive Manager of Personal Communications System Laboratory at NTT Wireless Systems Laboratories, engaged in research and development of Personal Handy-phone System and led the new data transmission protocol based on the S-ARQ packet data transmission scheme. Currently a faculty member of Sophia University, researching advanced multiple access systems, ad-hoc network, location estimation, scheduling algorithms for wireless packet system with multiple QoS and related technologies. Chairman of the committee of improved spectrum usage of mobile communications for the Information and Communications Committee in the Ministry of Human Affairs, Post and Telecommunications. Fellow, Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers, Japan. Awarded for best paper in IEEE Vehicular Technology Transactions in 1981.
Patent Engineer & Communication Assistant Steve ALLISON
Specialties Embedded systems, with specific experience in image processing and digital cameras;
web-based, database-driven systems;
academic background in Computer Science.
Education B.S., University of British Columbia, Computer Science
Career Past positions include Space Solver (embedded development), eWare (CRM system development) and Mindquake Software (web/DB development)
Patent Engineer & Communication Assistant Olivia BELL
Specialties Development of computational models and simulations of biomaterials and biological tissue;
research related to polymerization reactions and tissue morphogenesis;
application of technology to biological systems expertise;
academic experience in medical imaging, biomedical devices, biomaterials, and biochemistry.
Education B.Eng., University of Cambridge, Engineering (Life Science)
M.Eng., University of Cambridge, Engineering (Life Science)
M.Eng., University of Tokyo, Bioengineering
Patent Engineer Hitoshi MINAMI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1985, especially in the field of digital and analog technogies, computer hardware and software technology, image processing and computer printers.
Education B.S., Tottori University, Electrical Engineering
Career Electronic Engineer, Burroughs Japan.
Worked as a researcher at the Sagamihara Laboratory and Pentel. Worked as principal engineer for developing printer controllers, circuit designs and development of firmware for controllers of storage devices and computer I/O interfaces.
Patent Engineer Kazuo EDA
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1985, especially in computer architecture, computer software and firmware, image processing and image and data compression technologies.
Education B.S., Aoyama Gakuin University, Physics
Career Firmware Engineer, Pentel Co. Ltd, a major Japanese manufacturer of business equipment; designed firmware for business computers.
Patent Engineer Shohei NATSUKI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1990, especially in the field of telecommunications, optical communications, and image processing.
Education B.S., Hokkaido University, Geophysics
M.S., Nagoya University, Science
Career Worked as Systems Engineer, Fujitsu Ltd., in the field of aerospace systems and developed telecommunications and image processing technologies.
Patent Engineer Hiroshi KUROKAWA
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1990, especially in the field of image sensing devices, digital photography, optical equipment and laser devices.
Education B.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mechanics
Career Worked for Nikon corporation as an engineer in the field of electro-mechanical designs such as video cameras and opto-magnetic disc drive systems.
Patent Engineer Toshio SATO
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1991, especially in the fields of image processing, computer software and hardware, computer software and hardware-controlled systems, and medical devices.
Education B.S., Keio University, Electrical Engineering
Career Worked for Toshiba corporation as an electrical engineer in factory automation.
Patent Engineer Susumu TAKAHASHI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1987, especially in the fields of telecommunications, computer hardware and software, encoding/decoding techonology, Internet and medical devices.
Education B.S., University of Electro-Communications, Engineering Physics
Career Worked for NEC Corporation and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation as a patent engineer for the intellectual property department. Experienced in telecommunications, computer systems, image compression, electrographical devices, and magnetic recording medium.
Patent Engineer Shunsuke YAMAGUCHI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1993, especially in the field of semiconductor production equipment, digital photography and automobiles and automotive products.
Education B.S., Musashi Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Career Worked for Marubun Corporation in its semiconductor division.
Patent Engineer Miharu HAYASHI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1994, especially in the field of patent translations and digital photography.
Education B., Physics, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
B.S., Astrophysics, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Career Research in atomic energy generation, simulation of satellite orbits; experience in high-energy physics, and technical translation.
Patent Engineer Ryutaro MITSUHASHI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1994, especially in the fields of computer hardware and software, telecommunications, network and Internet technologies.
Education B.S., Keio University, Instumentation Engineering
Career Worked on IC design in the Electronics R&D Center of Kanebo Corporation.
Patent Engineer Keishiro KOTERA
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1999, especially in the fields of three-dimensional image processing, computer science, computer hardware and software, and mathematical applications.
Education B.S., Chiba Institute of Technology, Electronic and Information Engineering
M.S., Chiba Institute of Technology, Computer Science
Career Worked for SEGA Enterprises in AM R&D, Technical Support for Designers, CG & Simulation.
Patent Engineer Hidetaka TAKAHASHI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1999, especially in the fields of speech processing, speech coding, speech recognition, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications.
Education B.S., Tokyo Denki University, Electronic and Communication Engineering
Career Worked for Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. as a system engineer for developing digital voice recorders. Specialties include speech signal processing.
Patent Engineer Hideto YOSHITAKE
Specialties Active in the patent field since 2004, in the fields of wireless communications, signal processing, digital broadcasting systems and coding technologies.
Education B.S., Tohoku University, Physics
M.S., Tohoku University, Geophysics
Career Worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in their Research and Development Center as an engineer for developing satellite communication systems and seamless IP communication systems.
Membership(s) The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers.
Patent Engineer Eiji HOKIMOTO
Specialties Design of digital circuit substrates.
Education B.S., Doshisha University, Electronic Engineering
Career Worked for OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Patent Engineer Katsuhiro SUZUKI
Specialties Optical instruments.
Education B.S., Sophia University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Career Worked at a domestic patent law firm drafting patent applications for domestic and foreign filing.
Patent Engineer Yasumasa KUSUNOKI
Specialties Active in the patent field since 2004, in the fields of communications, networks, computer hardware and software.
Education B.S., Yamaguchi University, Intelligence Information System Engineering
M.S., Yamaguchi University, Intelligence Information System Engineering
Career Worked for Panasonic MSE Corporation, engaged in the Linux platform, software development for mobile terminals.
Membership(s) The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Publication(s) Digital Watermarking based on Spread Spectrum (IEICE, October 2000)
Patent Engineer Yoshiki MATSUMOTO
Specialties Software Developer, Information technology, Computer networks and Networs systems.
Education B.S., Tokyo Agriculture and Technology University, Computer and Inforamtion Sciences
M.S., Tokyo Agriculture and Technology University, Computer and Inforamtion Sciences
Career Worked for NTT Data Corporation as System Engineer for network design, construction, and development ofweb system.
Patent Engineer Johji KAGOTANI
Specialties Considerable research experience and knowledge in image processing, virtual/mixed/augmented reality, and user interface.
Education B.S., University of Electro-Communications, Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
M.S., University of Electro-Communications, Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
Career Worked for SEGA in AM R&D as an engineer extensively developing theme park rides and simulators.
Patent Engineer Yoshimichi FUKASAWA
Specialties Semiconductor device technology and high-frequency circuit technology
Education B.S., Hosei University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
M.S., Hosei University, Electrical Engineering
Career Worked for New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. as an engineer for researching millimeter-wave oscillators using Gunn diode and electronic devices using III-nitride semiconductor
Membership(s) The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Patent Engineer Wakako OHTSUKA
Specialties Biochemistry and biotechnology
Education B.S., Meiji University, Department of Agriculture
M.S.,Chiba University, Bioresources Science (Study about apoptosis of plant cell protoplast in culture)
Career Worked for Cocoroca Corp. in the Medical Device Division, for medical device development
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