Staffs

Patent Attorney

Yoshichika INOUE

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Mr. Inoue earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Nagoya University. He has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 1992 and a member of A.I.P.P.I. He spent two years in Mountain View, CA, U.S.A., working with the US intellectual property law firm Beyer Weaver & Thomas prior to joining Meisei Int'l Patent Firm.
Mr. Inoue has a broad range of experience in Domestic and International Intellectual property matters, including patent drafting and prosecution, expert opinions and trade mark prosecution. Representative technologies handled by Mr. Inoue in patent matters include automobile related technologies, computer software, semiconductor technologies, image processing and mechanical equipments.

"Doctrine of Equivalents Bolstered in Japan"
Intellectual Property Today Vol.7 No.8, pp. 62-67, Aug. 2000
Yoshichika Inoue and C. Douglass Thomas*3

Kenichi HORI

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Mr. Hori has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since February 1999. His main technical fields in patent practice includes inkjet printers, image processing, internal combustion engines, and fuel cell systems. He graduated from Kyoto University, and earned a master degree in Precision Engineering in 1993. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hori worked for Nippon Steel Corporation as an engineer for tandem cold mill system. Mr. Hori worked as a trainee at Oliff & Berridge, PLC from July to December, 2003 to learn patent practice in the United States. Representative technologies handled by Mr. Hori in patent matters include robotics, printer, image processing, fuel cell and semiconductor product manufacturing technologies.

Yusuke INOUE

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Mr. Inoue has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 2006. He graduated from University of Tsukuba, majored in Engineering Sciences. His technical fields in patent practice include image processing, information technology and fuel cell systems. Before joining our firm, He worked in LCD Development Division and Intellectual Property Division of a computer peripherals company.

Shigehisa KOMATSU

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Mr.Komatsu has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since April 2009. He graduated from Nagoya University, majored in Physics.His technical fields in patent practice include image processing, information technology, and fuell cell system. Before joining our firm, He worked for NTT Co., Ltd. as a reserch engineer/maintenance engineer on transmission facilities.

Takeshi MASE

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Mr. Mase has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 2007. He is a graduate of Osaka University, majored, and earned a master degree in Department of Material Engineering. His technical fields in patent practice include image processing and machine tools. Before joining our firm, Mr. Mase worked for Ebara Corporation as a staff member of Intellectual Property Dept.

Takashi SHIMOIDE

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Mr. Shimoide has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 1988. He is a graduate of Tohoku University, majored in Electronics. His technical fields in patent practice include electronic circuitry, data processing, automotive engineering, and control engineering. Before beginning his career in the patent and trademark field, Mr. Shimoide was engaged in designing data loggers and process control computers for plants. He is well versed in everything of the computer hardware from elements to system designing, and to firmwares.

Takao IGARASHI

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Mr. Igarashi has been a member of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association since 1988. He graduated from Tokyo University, and earned a master degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1979. His technical fields in patent practice includes image processing, electronic circuits, and semi-conductors.
Before beginning his career in the patent and trademark field, Mr, Igarashi worked for Hitachi Ltd. as an engineer of nuclear and thermal-hydraulic design of nuclear power plants. He had participated in development work of Advanced Boiling Water Reactor in General Electric, San Jose, from 1982 to 1983.

"Infringement of software patent"
(Report of Committee on Computer Software)
PATENT Vol.50 No.10, Oct. 1997
"Recent movement of Function Claim in the U.S.A"
(Report of Committee on Computer Software)
PATENT Vol.51 No.2, Feb. 1998
"Business Model Patent in the U.S.A (translation)"
(written by Manya S. Deehr*1 and translated with Hideo Kodama*2)
PATENT Vol.53 No.4, April 2000

Taketoshi MATSUURA

Mr. Matsuura has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since October 2005. He graduated from Nagoya Institute of Technology, and earned a master degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Mr. Matsuura worked for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (presently, Panasonic Corporation) and Matsushita Electronics Corporation in research and development of DRAM, FeRAM, and RF-ID Card. His technical field in patent practice includes Semiconductor and data processing.

Yohei NOZAKI

Mr. Nozaki has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since April, 2017. He graduated from Aichi University of Education, with major in Physics.
Before joining our firm, Mr. Nozaki was engaged in structural design of automobile and aircraft. His technical fields in patent practice include automobile, aircraft, 3D printer and fuel cell.

Yusuke KATO

Mr. Kato has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since April 2017. He graduated from Nagoya Institute of Technology, and earned a master degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Before beginning his career in the patent field, Mr. Kato worked for IBIDEN Corporation as a research and development of high-density circuit board and plastic packages in semiconductor areas. His technical field in patent practice includes Semiconductor and Materials (Organic and inorganic).

Sachiko YAMANAKA

Ms. Yamanaka has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Economics degree in information management from Shiga University. She also received her Master of Engineering degree from Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Moreover, she received her Doctor of Informatics degree from Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. She worked for Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR) Institute International as a researcher.Her technical fields in patent practice include networking, information processing, and computer software.

Rina KOJIMA

Mrs. Kojima has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 2020. She graduated from Ibaraki University, majored in organic chemistry. She also received a master's degree from Nagoya City University Graduate School. Before joining our firm, Mrs. Kojima was engaged in technical cleaning of precision equipment and quality assurance of sterilization equipment.Her technical fields in patent practice include organic chemistry.

Patent Engineer

Yuma TOKUMITSU

Ms.Tokumitsu is a graduate of Shibaura Institute of Technology Graduate School, majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.Her technical fields in patent practice include fuel cell, Driver-assistance systems, and Information processing technology.

Shunichi TAKAHASHI

Mr.Takahashi is a graduate of Nagoya Institute of Technology Graduate School of Engineering, majored in Frontier Materials.His technical fields in patent practice include inorganic materials, 3D printers, and fuel cell systems.

Kasori NOSHITA

Mrs.Noshita is a graduate of Tohoku University Graduate School, majored in inorganic chemistry.Her technical fields in patent practice include abiochemistry, semiconductor technology, electronic circuitry, and print device.

Yuki KAWASAKI

Ms.Kawasaki is a graduate of Meijo University , majored in Applied Biological Chemistry.Her technical fields in patent practice include organic chemistry, biotechnology, and food science.

Yumi MORIMOTO

Mrs.Morimoto is a graduate of Nagoya Institute of Technology , majored in mechanical engineering.Her technical fields in patent practice include mechanical engineering, production engineering, and air conditioner.

Masumi AKIYAMA

Ms. Akiyama is a graduate of Kanazawa University, majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her technical fields in patent practice include Information processing, Electrical and electronic, Semiconductor memory, and Power system.

Akira MASUDA

Mr.Masuda is a graduate of Nagoya University, majored in MaterialsEngineering.His technical fields in patent practice include materials engineering, production engineering, NC machine tools, and wear resistant tools.