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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's IP Department.
Attorney at Law
Patent Attorney
Takashi Koyama
May 2015 Director of Intellectual Property Affairs Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
-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 Taro Nagayoshi
Specialties Design practice before the Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court; legal opinions on design infringement and validity.
Education Tokyo University of the Arts, Fine Arts
Career Worked for the Japan Patent Office as:
a) Examiner and Chief Board of Appeal Examiner in the field of Design,
b) Design Examination Standards Office and Hague Act sub-committee
c) Director: Design Registration System Planning Office
Lecturer at Tokyo Zokei University.
Technical Advisor Takeshi Hattori
Education Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, 1974
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.
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