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Patent Attorney Jiro Takayanagi@iPartnerj
Specialties Patent, design and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and Customs; legal opinions on infringement and validity;
particular experience in the area of 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);
contributes CAFC reports to The Lawyers (monthly journal)
Patent Attorney Yasuhiro Ohtsuka, Ph.D. (Partner)
Specialties Patent, design and trademark practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and Customs;
legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in image processing, mobile communications and Internet, information technologies (both hardware and software), semiconductors and electronic devices.
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);
contributes CAFC reports to The Lawyers (monthly journal)
Patent Attorney Osamu Shimoyama@iPartnerj
Specialties Patent and design practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; litigation and preliminary injunction proceedings before courts and Customs; legal opinions on infringement and validity; particular experience in computer software and hardware-related inventions and telecommunications.
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 Takashi Sakamoto
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 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 transmission engineer in the field of core network design.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney
Principal
Kiyohito Ejima
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 information and communication technologies.
Education B.S., Waseda University, Electronic‚“, 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)
Executive Director at Japan Intellectual Property Association (JPAA)
Patent Attorney Yasuhiro Sakata
Specialties Patent, design and trademark 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 areas of Internet technology, telecomunications and mobile communications.
Education B.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic and Information Engineering
M.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic Engineering
Career Japanese Patent Attorney since 2004.
Conducted study on information technology with an emphasis on the fields of Internet search engines, web applications and artificial intelligence.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA),
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Patent Attorney Takahiro Ohto
Specialties Patent, design and trademark 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 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 Koji Maeda
Specialties Patent practice before 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 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 as researcher at R&D. Developed interference canceller for mobile and fixed wireless communication systems, and cognitive radio techniques.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
IEEE (Communication society)
Patent Attorney Haruhito Yoshida, Ph.D.
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 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 Mioko Watanabe
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 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 Arito Nishimori, Ph.D. (Partner)
Specialties Patent and design practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; patent litigation and litigation support for cross border/overseas cases;
Particular expertise in computer and data processing, telecommunications, material science, semiconductors and medical devices.
Education B.S., Kyoto University, Physics Department
Ph.D., Stanford University, Department of Physics
Career Japan Patent Attorney since 2007
Worked at Quantum Design as an Engineer of sophisticated scientific instruments, at Primeworks IP firm in prosecution and litigation specializing in data processing and telecommunication fields, then as in-house attorney at a company for IP management and strategies.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Japan Stanford Association (JSA)
Patent Attorney Hajime Tatsukawa
Specialties Patent practice before the Japan Patent Office; standard essentiality evaluation; start-up supports and consulting;
Particular experience in the fields of telecommunications, image processing, security and computing.
Education B.S., University of Tokyo, Mechano-informatics
M.S., University of Tokyo, Mechano-informatics
Career Active in the patent field since 2007.
Japanese patent attorney since 2010.
Worked for NTT Communications as system engineer for development of government systems
Worked for Accenture Japan Ltd. as analyst and consultant for mission-critical system integration.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
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 in the field of aerospace systems and developed telecommunications and image processing technologies.
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 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 (1997)
M.S., Tohoku University, Geophysics (1999)
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 Kei Iwamoto, Ph.D.
Specialties Wireless communication in particular antenna and propagation, signal processing and information theory.
Education M.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic Engineering
Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Wireless Technology Research
Publication gDesign of an Antenna Decoupling Structure for an Inband Full-Duplex Collinear Dipole Arrayh,
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, July, 2018.
Patent Engineer 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)
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