IP Litigation Attorney
Scope of Practice
(1) Areas of Technological Expertise
Information processing, user interface, image processing, games, electrical control systems, business models, etc.
(2) Areas of Practical Specialty
Prosecution of intellectual property rights (applications, appeals, etc.), patent invalidation trials, patent infringement litigation, Cease and desist letters (handling receipt of letters and sending of letters), expert opinions, prior art search, Intellectual property due diligence etc.
BA, Control Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
MA, Control Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
BA, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
April 2017 Founder and President of HARAJUKU SOGO
March 2017 Left a Patent firm in Tokyo
2015 Qualified as a IP Litigation Attorney
2010 Vice President, Patent Firm in Tokyo
2008 Joined Patent Firm in Tokyo
2008 Registered as Patent Attorney
2008 Left Japan Patent Office
2006–2008 Director, Telephone Telecommunications, Fourth Patent Examination Department, Japan Patent Office
2000–2002 Worked on international cooperation, countermeasures against counterfeit products, and other duties as Director, Regional Policy Office, International Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office
1997–1998 (6 months) Dispatched to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
1990–1992 Professional Legal Officer, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland
Examiner/Appeal Examiner, Japan Patent Office
Books, Papers, Lectures
Lecture on the “Trends of ASEAN” at the Electrical/Electronics Group (East) of the Japan Intellectual Property Association, Dec. 2016.
“How to Write Patent Specification and Claims” (co-author). 8th edition. Gendai Sangyo Sensho, 2016.
“Claim Drafting Common Among Japan, the United States, Europe and China” (No. 1, No. 2) (co-author). No. 2, No. 3, Intellectual Property Management Vol. 64, 2014, Japan Intellectual Property Association.
“Court Decision Affirming Patent Right Infringement of Method Patent”. Patent Vol. 64, Apr. 2011.
“Facing the Flood of Infringing Products in Asian Countries”. Monthly Global Management, Japan Overseas Enterprises Association, Nov. 2011.
“Status Quo of Intellectual Property Systems in Asia and Japan's Role”. Chemical Business Journal, The Chemical Daily, Dec. 2001.
“Arbitration Agreements”. Vol. 45, No. 3, AIPPI, 2000
“WIPO Arbitration Center”. Annual Report of the Japan Association of Industrial Property Law No. 18, 1994.
“The Dictionary of US Patent Practice Terms” (co-author). AIPPI Japan, 1990.
AIPPI, APAA, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, FICPI
April 2017–March 2019 Council Member, Japan Patent Attorneys Association
2005–March 2019 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Innovation Management, K.I.T. Toranomon Graduate School
2014–present Director, Operational Working Group, Support Team for Organizing Myanmar’s Intellectual Property System, Japan Patent Office
2010–2013 Software Committee Member, Japan Patent Attorneys Association