MEMBER

Patent Attorneys/Engineers  

ITO Manabu
Patent Attorney

Representative Patent Attorney

[Specialty]
 Communication technology, Information technology, Mechanical engineering

2005-2019: Passed the patent attorney examination in one attempt upon graduation from university. Worked for a medium-sized international intellectual patent law firm. Engaged in drafting patent specifications mainly in the fields of Information technology, structure etc. Received several awards for excellence in drafting specifications from a major electronics manufacturer. Assigned as a head of the electrical, communication technology, and information technology patents group in a managing position. Worked as educational supervisor and trained and mentored over 20 inexperienced patent attorneys and patent engineers.

 Mr. Ito founded KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in April 2019.


[Certifications]
2003   Pre-first grade on the STEP Test
2004   Passed Software Design and Development Engineer Examination
2005   Patent Attorney (Registration No. 14095)
[Education]
2005   B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Keio University

KUBO Takahiro
Patent Attorney

Back-Office Operations Manager

2001-2004: Worked for a major electronics manufacturer and engaged in quality assurance and product design and development of refrigerators and air-conditioning equipment.
2004-2007: Worked for an automobile parts manufacturer and engaged in product design and development of automobile interior parts.
2007-2019: Worked for an international intellectual patent law firm in Tokyo for about 3 years, engaged in drafting patent specifications, etc., mainly in the fields of mechanical structure and information technology. Passed the patent attorney examination in one attempt during his tenure. After his career as a patent attorney, he has served as a head of the administrative department including domestic and overseas patent management departments. During his career as a head of the administrative department, he was engaged in office management, staff training on intellectual property management, and business improvement for about 10 years. He is familiar with the intellectual property practices of overseas and has experience in setting up and working for an overseas branch (US) of the firm.

 Mr. Kubo supported setting up an administrative department of KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE and officially joined the firm in July 2019. He serves as a Back-Office Operation Manager of domestic and overseas patent management departments.


[Specialty]
Mechanical engineering, Information technology
[Certification]
2007   Patent Attorney (Registration No. 15403)
[Education]
 M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Kansai University
[Languages]
 English, Korean, Spanish

 

KAZAMA Ryuji
Patent Attorney

[Specialty]
 Information technology, Chemistry

2001-2003: Worked for a software development company and engaged in development of company systems, printers and telephones.
2004-2007: Worked for an international intellectual patent law firm in Tokyo, and engaged in drafting patent specifications mainly in the fields of Information technology.
2008-2009: Worked for an international intellectual patent law firm in Tokyo, and engaged in drafting patent specifications mainly in the fields of Information technology and Image processing etc. Passed the patent attorney examination while employed.

 Mr. Kazama joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in April 2019. He handles cases for several clients making the most of his years of work experience at international patent law firms.


[Certifications]
2003   Oracle Certified Consultant
2005   Passed Software Design and Development Engineer Examination
2012   Patent Attorney (Registration No. 19094)
[Education]
 B.S. in Applied Chemistry, Tokyo  University of Science

OYAMA Natsuko
Patent Attorney

[Specialty]
Information technology, IoT,UI, AR/VR

2005-2010: Passed the patent attorney examination upon graduation from university and started her career as a patent attorney at an intellectual patent law firm in Tokyo in 2005. Engaged in filing patent applications for printers, information processing devices, amusement devices, daily necessities, etc., as well as trademark applications.
2010-2019: Belonged to a medium-sized international intellectual patent law firm in Tokyo. Engaged in drafting patent specifications, mainly in the fields of information processing such as smartphones, projectors, HMD, AR/VR, and cameras. Received several awards for excellence in drafting specifications from a major electronics manufacturer.

 Ms. Oyama joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in April 2019. She engages in drafting specifications and is also in charge of maintaining the firm’s website.


[Certifications]
2004   Patent Attorney (Registration No. 13788)
2009   Certified Specific IP Litigation Attorney
[Educations]
2004     LL.B., Nihon University  (majoring in intellectual property)

2006-2007  Credited Auditors in Electrical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
[Other]
2005-2007  Part-time lecturer for extracurricular courses (Patent Attorney Examination Course) at Nihon University College of Law (Patent Law, Trademark Law)

INOUE Yoshitaka
Patent Attorney

[Specialty]
 Information technology, Communication technology

2009-2011: Worked for a software development company and engaged in development of mobile phone applications.
2012-2019: Worked for an international intellectual patent law firm in Tokyo, and engaged in drafting patent specifications mainly in the fields of Information technology, Communication technology and User interface etc. Passed the patent attorney examination in one attempt while employed. Received a grand prize in drafting specifications from a major electronics manufacturer.

 Mr. Inoue joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in April 2019. He is highly trusted by his clients, and deals with a wide range of clients, from large companies to start-ups.


[Certification]
2013   Patent Attorney (Registration No. 19884)
[Education]
 M.E. in Quantum Engineering and Systems Science, The University of Tokyo

ITABASHI Satoru
Patent Engineer

[Specialty]
 Information technology, Machine Learning

2009-2014: Worked for a system integrator, engaging in developing and expanding sales of systems for a manufacturing industry.
2015-2019: Worked for an international patent law firm in Tokyo and engaged in drafting patent specifications, mainly in the fields of information technology and machine learning. He has a deep knowledge of machine learning in particular, and is highly regarded by our clients.

Mr. Itabashi joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in April 2019.He contributed to the construction of the firm’s internal system in the early stages of the firm’s establishment.


[Educations]
2007   B.S. in Biology, Tohoku University
2009   M.S. in Life Science, Tohoku University
[Certifications]
2009   Passed Applied Information Technology Engineer Examination

2016   TOEIC public test: 905 scores

OTAKI Masaki
Patent Engineer

[Specialty]
 Mechanical engineering, Materials

2016-2018: Worked for an electronics manufacturer and engaged in design and development of onboard satellite equipment (thermal and structural).
2018-2020: Worked for a local independent administrative agency and involved in the management and administration of fuel cells and other research projects.

 Mr. Otaki joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in July 2020. He works on drafting patent specification and prosecution under the guidance of a tutor.


[Educations]
2014   B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology

2016   M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

 

WATANABE Yusuke
Patent Engineer

[Specialty]
 Chemistry, Semiconductor device, Information technology

2007-2012: Worked for a precision machinery manufacturer and engaged in research and development of semiconductor processes.
2012-2019: Worked for an international patent law firm in Tokyo and engaged in drafting patent specifications, mainly in the fields of information technology, semiconductor device, medical devices, etc.
2019-2020: Belonged to an international patent law firm in Tokyo and engaged in drafting patent specifications, mainly in the fields of semiconductor device, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, etc.

Mr. Watanabe joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in December, 2020. He has been handling a large number of cases immediately after joining the firm, making the most of his eight years of work experience at international patent law firms.


[Educations]
2005   B.S. in Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
2007   M.S. in Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo

N
Patent Engineer

[Specialty]
 Information technology

2013-2018: Worked for a city bank and engaged in lending operations and information systems planning and management.
2018-2020: Worked in an apparel manufacturing and retailing industry and engaged in investor relations.

N joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in July 2021. She works on drafting patent specification and prosecution under the guidance of a tutor. 


[Certifications]
2017   TOEIC public test: 895 scores
2021   Passed Applied Information Technology Engineer Examination
[Education]
 LL.B., Waseda Universit

F
Patent Engineer

[Specialty]
 Information technology

2018-2021: Worked for a telecommunications carrier and engaged in service operation and maintenance and sales promotion.

 F joined KYOGAKU INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE in November 2021. She works on drafting specification and prosecution under the guidance of a tutor.


[Certification]
2017   TOEIC public test: 885 scores

[Educations]
 B.S. in Applied Physics, Yokohama National University

 M.S. in Applied Physics, Yokohama National Universit