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Medical devices (including Diagnostic devices, Measurement devices)

Patent Attorney Yukimitsu Eikawa (Partner)
Specialties Patent and design 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 area of semiconductor technology, semiconductor production equipment and computer hardware and software.
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 JFK Steel Corporation, designing microprocessors. Special expertise in semiconductor technology.
Membership(s) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), Institute of Intellectual Property
Publication(s) The Basics of Patents (co-author; published by Ohm)
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 Jiro Takayanagi (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 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 Nobuyoshi Yarita
Specialties Patent and design 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, 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 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 Hideo Sugawara
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 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 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 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)
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 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 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 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 Electric 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 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
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