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Patent Attorney
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Yoshio Nishikawa
Specialties Patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity in chemical, pharmaceutical and medical fields; particular experience 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 in the fields of Polymers, Textiles and Paper Manufacturing Machinery, and also worked as a Board of Appeal Chief Examiner in various technical fields.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA),
Society of Polymer Science, Japan
Publication(s) Technical Revolution and Patent System (published by JPO)
Patent Attorney Junjiro Yashiro
Specialties Patent drafting, patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation 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 Tomofumi Kinoshita (Partner)
Specialties Patent practice in chemical enginnering and pharmaceutical fields, particular expertise in organic chemistry, especially in development of the new catalytic asymmetric reactions applicable to the efficient production of anticancer drugs and anti-Influenza drugs; and especially 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 Terukazu Ayuzawa (Partner)
Specialties Patent practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts; legal opinions on infringement and validity;
Particular experience in the fields of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and metal material.
Education B.S., Osaka Prefecture University, Applied Chemistry
M.S., Osaka Prefecture University, Applied Chemistry
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2014.
Worked for Furukawa as a researcher in the field of inorganic materials.
Worked for the Japan Patent Office as Patent Examiner in the field of Chemistry division for 9 years.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
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 Wakako Ohtsuka
Specialties Patent, design and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court;
Biochemistry and biotechnology, consumer products.
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, on medical device development
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
  Yasuko Ohtsuka
Education B.S., Kyoritsu College of Pharmacy (Keio University, Facultiy of Pharmacy)
Career Worked for Miyata, Kawaguti and Partners, Intellectual Property Law Firm.
Acting as technical adviser to patent attorneys in the fields of pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
Patent Engineer 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 for the Life Sciences
M.Eng., University of Cambridge, Engineering for the Life Sciences
M.Eng., University of Tokyo, Bioengineering
Patent Engineer Alexander Harris
Specialties Biochemistry, with experience in the discovery of specific biomarkers and various proteins related to cancer based pharmaceuticals.
Education B. S., University of Arizona, Biochemistry
B. A., (Japanese), University of Arizona, East Asian Studies
Career Past positions include research assistant work at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and the University of Arizona Department of Basic Medical Sciences.
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