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  • Representative Partner
    Patent Attorney Nobutaka Yokota

    Technical fields
    Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemistry, advanced medical technology, food science
    Office
    Tokyo
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    Nobutaka Yokota
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    Nobutaka Yokota is the representative partner of FIELDS IP Attorneys PPC. He has extensive experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, for both domestic and foreign clients, in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, agricultural chemistry, food chemistry, and material science. His practice also includes drafting and prosecuting Patent Term Extension applications based on marketing approvals for medical and agrochemical products and counseling clients in relation to PTE protection and data protection under the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act.

    Mr. Yokota is also experienced in providing validity/invalidity and infringement/non-infringement opinions and representing his clients in invalidation trials before the Japan Patent Office and the IP High Court.

    He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1990 and his Master of Engineering degree in 1992 from Osaka University, where he performed undergraduate and graduate research in the field of molecular biology. He also received his Master of Business Law degree from the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University in 2006.

    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 1995
    • Registered as IP-related litigation attorney, 2008
    • TOEIC score 900 (2008)
    Memberships
    JPAA, AIPPI, LES, JAFBIC
    Publications
    • "Practical points to consider regarding gene-related inventions - From the viewpoint of new genes and known genes", INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, Vol. 71, No.8, pp1058-1070(2021)
    • "Standard of Judgment of the Support Requirement under Article 36(6)(i) of the Japanese Patent Law - Focusing on the Parameter Case", INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, Vol. 56, No.10, pp1507-1526(2006)
    • "Patent eligibility expanded", LIFE SCIENCES IP FOCUS 2009, pp3-5, Managing Intellectual Property
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Partner
    Patent Attorney Kenji Doi

    Technical fields
    Electrical and Computer technology, including Electronics, IT (Computer, Semiconductor, etc.) and Computer software (Image processing, Middleware)
    Office
    Shin-yokohama
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    Kenji Doi
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    Mr. Doi specializes in IT related products, such as semiconductors, electronics, software, and printers. He uses his experience in intellectual property work in the corporate world and at a law firm in the U.S. to provide the best quality service to our clients.
    Education
    • B.S., Electronics Engineering, Kyushu University
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 1987
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Partner
    Patent Attorney Koichiro Matsueda

    Technical fields
    Electrical and Computer technology including Electro mechanics and computer software
    Office
    Sendai
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    Koichiro Matsueda
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    Mr. Matsueda has broad experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, for both domestic and foreign clients, in the fields of electrical and mechanical technology including electronic device, software, comunication networks, and automobiles.
    Education
    • B.S, Applied Physics, Tohoku University
    • Master of Graduate school of Law, Tohoku University
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 1994
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Lanaguages
    Japanese, English
  • Partner
    Patent Attorney Yasutaka Enoki

    Technical fields
    Origanic and inorganic chemistry, especially material science including optical film, detergent composition, and polymer composition, and manufacturing process of electronic device
    Office
    Tokyo
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    Yasutaka Enoki
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    Yasutaka Enoki has broad experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, for both domestic and foreign clients, in the fields of material science including optical film, detergent composition, polymer composition, and manufacturing process of electronic device.

    Mr. Enoki is also experienced in providing validity/invalidity and infringement/non-infringement opinions and representing his clients in the IP High Court.

    He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1999 from Tokyo University of Science, where he performed undergraduate research in the field of physical chemistry.

    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2007
    Memberships
    JPAA, LES, APAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Partner
    Patent Attorney Takeshi Sakanaka

    Technical fields
    Software (Application, Middleware, OS, etc.), Information Technology including Control, etc., Mechatronics
    Office
    Shin-yokohama
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    Takeshi Sakanaka
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    Mr. Sakanaka specializes in the field of information processing, which includes software, OS, and networks.

    As a system engineer, he experienced developing various system architectures.

    Mr. Sakanaka strives to add extra value to inventions.

    Education
    • B.S.,Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2013
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Patent Attorney Michiko Omori

    Technical fields
    Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemistry, food science
    Office
    Tokyo
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    Michiko Omori
    Profile

    Michiko Omori focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for both domestic and foreign clients, in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, agricultural chemistry, food chemistry, and material science. Her experience also includes providing opinions relating to validity and infringement.

    Ms. Omori received her Bachelor's degree in Agriculture in 2000 and her Master's degree in Agriculture in 2002 from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, where she performed undergraduate and graduate research in the field of Physiology.

    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2005
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Publications
    • "Researches and Studies on Issues of Patentability for Bio-related Pharmaceutical Inventions Based on International Comparisons" Patent, 2010 July Issue, joint paper
    • "International Competitiveness and Patent Strategy of Biotechnology and Life Science Industry in Japan" Patent, 2011 September Issue, joint paper
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Patent Attorney Atsushi Kawase Atsushi Kawase

    Technical fields
    Software, Radio Communication
    Office
    Shin-yokohama
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    Atsushi Kawase
    Education
    • B.S.,Earth science, Waseda University
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2014
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Patent Attorney, Ph. D. Momoko Akaba

    Technical fields
    Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced medical technology, food science
    Office
    Tokyo
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    Momoko Akaba focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for both domestic and foreign clients, in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, agricultural chemistry, food chemistry, and material science.

    Dr. Akaba received her Bachelor's degree in biology in 1997 and her doctorate in the field of biology in 2002 from Tokyo Metropolitan University, where she performed her research in the field of developmental biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and glycobiology. Specifically, she investigated the function of a heparan sulfate proteoglycan in growth factor signaling pathways and morphogen gradient formation.

    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2016
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Publications
    • "Regulation of dally, an integral membrane proteoglycan, and its function during adult sensory organ formation of Drosophila.", Developmental Biology, Vol. 235, pp. 433-448 (2001)
    • "Drosophila heparan sulfate 6-O-sulfotransferase (dHS6ST) gene. Structure, expression, and function in the formation of the tracheal system.", J. Biol. Chem., Vol. 276, pp17014-21 (2001), (2nd author)
    • "The function of dally, a Drosophila proteoglycan, in the developing peripheral nervous system", Cell Technology, Vol. 20, No. 8 (2001)
    • "Dally regulates Dpp morphogen gradient formation in the Drosophila wing", Development, Vol. 130, pp1515-1522 (2003)
    • "In vivo hyaluronan synthesis upon expression of the mammalian hyaluronan synthase gene in Drosophila", J. Biol. Chem., Vol. 279, pp18920-5 (2004), (2nd author)
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Patent Attorney, Ph. D. Hisakazu Uchiyama

    Technical fields
    Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, advanced medical technology, food science
    Office
    Tokyo
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    Profile

    Hisakazu Uchiyama focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for both domestic and foreign clients, in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutics, food chemistry, and food science.

    Dr. Uchiyama received his doctorate in the field of food and nutritional sciences in 2007 from University of Shizuoka, where he performed his research in the field of physiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2019
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Patent Attorney, Ph. D. Takeo Miyazawa

    Technical fields
    Electrical Engineering practices including optical communication, photonics devices, and semiconductor devices.
    Office
    Shin-yokohama
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    Education
    • B.S., Electronics Engineering, Waseda University
    • M.D., Electronics Engineering, Graduate school of Waseda University
    • Ph.D., Electronics Engineering, Graduate school of Waseda University
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 2006
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Patent Attorney Kiyoshi Manabe

    Technical fields
    Semiconductor,photonics, spintronics, circuit boad
    Office
    Shin-yokohama
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    Education
    • B.S., Physics, Tohoku University
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 1994
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Of Counsel
    Patent Attorney Tsunenori Hayashi

    Technical fields
    Information data processing, System control, Game device (Image processing) and others
    Office
    Shin-yokohama
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    Tsunenori Hayashi
    Education
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture &Technology
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 1987
    Memberships
    JPAA
    Languages
    Japanese, English
  • Of Counsel
    Patent Attorney Masashi Kurose

    Office
    Tokyo
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    Masashi Kurose
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    Masashi Kurose is Of Counsel of FIELDS IP Attorneys. He has more than 30 years of experience in Japanese and international intellectual property laws as well as a hard-earned know-how in counterfeit products and IP dispute resolution in East and South East Asia. He practices counseling on IP management and strategy matters including IP dispute resolution.

    In particular, Mr. Kurose is well known as a pioneer among Chinese patent and trademark practitioners and experts. In recent years, he is also actively involved in IP issues in Russia, Brazil, and India and other developing countries. He lectures widely, both domestically and internationally, on IP management and strategy matters.

    Education
    • 1970 Faculty of Engineering Design, Kyoto Institute of Technology
    • 2007 International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School
    Professional experience
    • 1977-2014 Kyowa Patent and Law Office
    • 2005- Visiting Professor, Department of Master of Intellectual Property, The Tokyo University of Science Graduate School
    • 2014- Lecturer, International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School
    • 2015- President, Kurose IP Management
    Qualifications
    • Registered as patent attorney, 1977
    Memberships
    JPAA, LES, APAA, AIPPI, JTA
    Languages
    Japanese, English