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Semiconductors and Electronic circuitry (including Semiconductor devices, Semiconductor manufacturing apparatuses, Design support apparatuses)

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 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 Shuji Kimura (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 Customs proceedings and also in the fields of automobile, industrial machinery, 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 Boards 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(co-author; published by Ohm);
contributes CAFC reports to The Lawyers (monthly journal)
Patent Attorney
Principal
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 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 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 Tomotake Ogawa
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 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 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 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 Hiroaki Tanaka, Ph.D.
Specialties Semiconductor processes and ultra clean technologies
Education M.S., Tohoku University, Electronic Engineering
Ph.D., Tohoku University, Electronic Engineering
Career Worked for Tohoku University as an assistant professor
Membership(s) The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
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