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ASANO  MakotoPartner

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Organic chemistry, polymers, physical chemistry, molding

Background

After graduating from Yokohama National University (Engineering Department) in 1993 and obtaining his MSc degree at the University of Tokyo in 1995, Makoto Asano worked as an engineer with polyester, nylon and polyamide fibers for the Research and Development department of a chemical manufacturer for five years.
In 2001, he passed the Japan Patent Attorney examination and joined Kyowa. He became a partner in 2015.
At Kyowa, his duties are mainly acquiring and maintaining of intellectual property rights in Japan and abroad, as well as preparing of expert opinion and consulting with regard to patent rights in Japan and abroad. Along Kyowa attorneys at Law, he has worked in numerous chemical lawsuits.

Articles

  • Fluorescence Studies of the Volume Phase Transition in Methanol/Water Mixed Solvent of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Gels Labeled with Dansyl Group - M. Asano, K. Horie, T. Yamashita, Polym. Gels Networks, 3, 281-293 (1995)
  • Fluorescence Studies of Dansyl-Labeled Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Gels and Polymers in Mixed Water/Methanol Solutions - M. Asano, F.M. Winnik, T. Yamashita, K. Horie, Macromolecules, 28(17), 5861-5866 (1995)

SORIMACHI  HiroshiPartner

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Organic chemistry, pharmacy

Background

After graduating from Meiji Pharmaceutical University (Pharmacy Department) in 1995 and obtaining his MSc degree from Chiba University in 1997, Hiroshi Sorimachi worked as a researcher in the R&D department of a pharmaceutical company for almost five years, while preparing for the Japan Patent Attorney examination which he passed in 2002. During two of these years, he worked as a researcher in combinatorial chemistry in the U.S.
In 2003, he joined Kyowa and became a partner in 2015. At Kyowa, his duties are mainly acquiring and maintaining of intellectual property rights in Japan and abroad in biochemistry, pharmacy and food, as well as consulting.

MAEKAWA  Hideaki

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Photosensitive resin materials, semiconductor materials, organic/inorganic fluorescent materials, functional organic materials, writing utensils, ink materials, cosmetics, fuel cells, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, rubber materials, etc., organic chemistry/inorganic chemistry overall

Background

Hideaki Maekawa graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology’s School of Science (Department of Chemistry) in 1983, and from the Chemistry Department master’s program of the same university’s Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering in 1985. He joined a photographic manufacturer, where he was involved in elemental research and product development of highly-sensitive negative films and rapid-processing photographic paper for about seven years.
He joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 1992, after which he obtained his qualifications as a patent attorney. At Kyowa, he has worked in a variety of areas, including assisting Japanese and overseas clients to file patent applications and acquire rights, providing expert opinions and comments, arguing patent invalidation trials, and lodging oppositions to grant of patent. He has presented at patent-related seminars at the request of Japanese clients.

KOJIMA  Kazumasa

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Foods, cosmetics, high-polymer materials, resists, petroleum products, paints, organic and inorganic chemical technologies

Background

In 2003, Kazumasa Kojima joined a prefectural government office after graduating from Tokyo Institute of Technology’s School of Science (Department of Chemistry). Assigned to a food laboratory, he worked in food products composition analysis, development of functional food products, and development of food packaging materials for four years. During this time, he passed the patent attorney’s examination (2006).
He joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2007, where he assists clients with IP services, with a focus on rights acquisition in Japan and overseas. His clients include Japanese and overseas companies, including food companies, consumer goods businesses, general chemical companies, and oil and energy companies, as well as government agencies. In addition to rights acquisition, he has a wealth of experience in areas such as expert opinions, invalidation trials, opposition claims, and appeals against trial decisions.
In recent years, he has handled numerous dispute cases in collaboration with Kyowa attorneys at law with chemistry background.

SUZUKI  Hiroyasu

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Biochemistry, genetic engineering, pharmacy, food, metallic materials, and general chemistry

Background

Hiroyasu Suzuki graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences) in 1994. Upon completing its master’s course in 1996, he joined a patent firm specialized in biotechnology. He passed the patent attorney’s examination in 1998. After working at a major patent and law firm and others, he joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2014. He assists clients with IP services, with a focus on rights acquisition in Japan and overseas. His clients include Japanese and overseas companies, such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, general chemical manufacturers, food manufacturers, and metal material manufacturers. Apart from rights acquisition, he is involved in expert opinion preparation, invalidation trials, and opposition claims in collaboration with attorneys at law at Kyowa.

ENDO  Kosuke

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Biochemistry, genetic engineering, pharmacy, agriculture, food, and general chemistry

Background

Kosuke Endo graduated from Tohoku University’s Faculty of Science (Department of Biology) in 1997. After completing the master’s program of the Department of Biology of the same university’s Graduate School of Science, he worked for a food manufacturer where he spent seven years working in the pharmaceutical R&D division, focusing on the production of peptides from micro-organisms and the development of preparations from peptide pharmaceuticals.
He then joined the Japan Patent Office, where he worked for seven years as a fixed-term examiner analyzing patent applications in biotechnology and for oral preparations, adhesive preparations, genetic therapy drugs, other pharmaceutical products, cosmetic products, and food products.
He joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2013, where he works on filing applications for Japanese and overseas companies in fields such as food production, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil and energy, rights acquisition procedures, and applications for the extension of term of patent rights.

ENDO  Itsuko

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Electronic materials, manufacturing processes of semiconductor devices, and other chemical technologies

Background

Itsuko Endo graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Engineering in 2007, after which she joined a general chemical manufacturer, where she worked in pharmaceutical-related operations. She later worked in technical sales and marketing at an electronic materials manufacturer, before moving on to a consulting firm.
She joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2014 and passed the patent attorney’s examination the following year. She assists clients with IP-related operations, with a focus on application filing and rights acquisition procedures on behalf of Japanese and overseas companies, including chemical manufacturers.

NAKASHIMA  Shingo

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Biochemistry, genetic engineering, pharmacy, organic chemistry, and other chemical technologies

Background

In 2009, Shingo Nakashima graduated from Tohoku University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Department of Pharmacy) and registered as a pharmacist. After completing the master's program in the Life and Pharmaceutical Sciences Major of the same university’s Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2011, he took up employment at a pharmaceutical manufacturer where he worked eight years in the research, development, and manufacture of therapeutic drugs for skin diseases, primarily helping to bring acne treatments to market. While working here, he passed the patent attorney’s examination in 2018.
He joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office the following year, where he assists various Japanese and overseas clients, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, cosmetics manufacturers, and food manufacturers, with IP operations, with a focus on rights acquisition.

MARUSHIMA  Yutaka

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization High-polymer materials, photosensitive materials, adhesives, and organic chemistry in general

Background

Yutaka Marushima graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s School of Science (Department of Chemistry) in 2004. After completing the master’s program of the Chemistry Department in the same university’s Graduate School of Science and Engineering in 2006, he joined an IT firm, where he was involved in systems development-related operations. He later joined a patent firm, where he worked in application filing and rights acquisition procedures in Japan and overseas for Japanese companies, including general chemical manufacturers, electronic materials manufacturers, and adhesive manufacturers. He passed the patent attorney’s examination while working at that firm.
He joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2020. At Kyowa, he assists clients with IP-related operations, with a focus on rights acquisition in Japan and overseas. His clients are mainly Japanese and overseas general chemical manufacturers.

WATANABE  Koji

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Biology and chemistry in general, including pharmaceuticals, foods, and chemical products (organic and inorganic)

Background

Koji Watanabe graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Science in 2002, after which he conducted research into the reproductive processes of fission yeast from the perspective of molecular genetics and cellular biology at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Science.
From 2005 onward, he gained experience working at several patent firms and patent and law firms where he handled a wide range of applications in the fields of chemistry and life sciences. He registered as a patent attorney in 2006 and acquired a supplementary specialization in infringement litigation representation in 2018.
From 2019 to 2021, he was temporarily assigned to the Japan External Trade Organization attached to the Secretariat of the Chair of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association. While there, he researched, wrote, and presented on IP exploitation and IP strategies, assisted Japanese companies to expand into overseas markets, and wrote numerous papers and reports.
He joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2021. At Kyowa, he handles rights acquisition in patent applications for Japanese and overseas applicants, with extensive experience in overseas patent rights acquisition, trials, and disputes. He is proficient in the English, Korean, and German languages and strives to stay informed about local procedures by reading relevant materials published in the original languages.

SUZUKI  Takanori

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Materials, biochemistry, and general chemistry

Background

Takanori Suzuki graduated from the Tokyo Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Urban Liberal Arts (now the Faculty of Science) in three years in 2009, skipping the fourth year to advance to the master’s program of the university’s Graduate School of Health Sciences. After completing the master’s program, he took up employment with an ICT services company in 2011, where he worked as a system engineer in the development of control programs for chemical plants. During this time, he passed the patent attorney’s examination in 2014.
After spending five years working in rights acquisition in Japan and overseas at another patent firm, he joined Kyowa Patent and Law Office in 2021. At Kyowa, he works in rights acquisition in Japan and overseas with a focus on packaging materials.

NAKAMURA  YukitakaCounsel

Qualification Patent Attorney
Department Chemical
Specialization Physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, metallic materials, new ceramics

Background

After graduating from Tokyo University of Science (Engineering Department) in 1977, Mr. Yukitaka Nakamura was registered as a patent attorney in 1981.
He joined Kyowa in 1986 and became a managing partner in 2015 after being the head of the Chemical Department for more than a decade.
For over 30 years, he has been advising, assisting and supporting small, medium and large chemical companies and has a vast experience in litigation and disputes in Japan and abroad.

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