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The Team

Katsumori ISEKI
Head of CP Japan IP Attorneys

  • Experience in patent practice from 2000 - present He engaged for first 10 years mainly in patent practice relating to acquisition of rights for a global electronics company in Japan. Then, he engaged in overall intellectual property concerns of many overseas companies as well as companies in Japan and accumulated experience, additionally to the experience in the acquisition of rights, in providing support for dispute relating to intellectual property and for technology transfer including technology transfer between industry and academia. He has experience in negotiation and contraction relating to intellectual property, analysis of intellectual property information, and consulting for business strategy and overseas expansion utilizing intellectual property. He gives seminars and participates in official activities in Japan and foreign countries. He has work experience in a U.S. patent law firm.
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws), University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He enrolled in Doshisha University, Faculty of Science and Engineering (Chemical Engineering) and then transferred to Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Currently: Osaka University, Majored Language: English) and graduated with Litt.B
  • Areas of expertise: Patent, utility model, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition, litigation, Intellectual Property license, Intellectual property consulting, trade of intellectual property and technology.
  • Specialty - Technology areas: Overall area of semiconductors (especially processing technology, device technology, semiconductor material), ICT, medical instruments, sporting goods, daily goods.
  • Official Membership-Activity History
    • Intellectual Property Advisor, Osaka Medical College (2013-present)
    • Management Support Advisor in Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (2015-present)
    • Judge in projects of support for international applications of small & medium enterprises (Osaka Prefecture (2015))
    • Cooperator of evaluation in "Monodzukuri Innovation Project" of Osaka Prefecture
    • Counterfeit/imitation damage control advisor, Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (Trademark(2011), Patent (2012, 2014))
    • Corporate Compliance Assessor, Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (2012-present)
    • Member of Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Intellectual property circulation fluidization investigation committee, Intellectual Property Promoting Committee, Intellectual Asset management center (2012-present)
    • Member (2011-present), vice-chairman (2015), chairman (2016) in International Information Committee, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Kinki Branch
    • Administration Officer in FICPI JAPAN (Japanese Association of Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle) (2016-present)
    • Completed WIPO Arbitration Workshop in Korea (2013)
    • The 3rd Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization training course (G-TEC 2013, Osaka University)- First Look Technology Assessment Certificate of Training and Team Project Award (2nd place winner) - First Look Venture Assessment Certificate of Training and Team Project Award (1st place winner)
    • Awards: Excellence in Patent Law Services (Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018, Corporate Live Wire)
    • Awards: Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year in Japan (International Advisory Experts Awards 2017, 2018)
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Shuhei KANEKO
Patent Attorney / Specific Infringement Lawsuit Counsel

  • Experience in patent practice from 2008 - present He specializes in life science, in particular, biochemical, medical, pharmaceutical, and microorganism fields and also has extensive experience in semiconductors, information and technology. He has vast knowledge and experience in handling a variety of patent work, from filing to acquisition of patent rights, referee incidents, and valuation. He has experience in conducting basic research into the development of new drugs, such as antiviral and nucleic acid drugs and widely contributes to cases relating to the Japanese and international life science areas. As a specific infringement lawsuit counsel, he delivered positive results in several cross-border intellectual property disputes. He has experience as an intellectual property manager in an industry-academia collaboration section and has vast knowledge in intellectual property-related problems, technology transfer, and contracts between industry and academia.
  • Master’s degree (major in medicine), Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine.
  • Areas of expertise: patent, utility model, trademark, design, unfair competition, litigation, intellectual property license of industry-academia cooperation
  • Specialty - Technology areas: life science, in particular, biochemistry, medicine, pharmaceutics, microorganism, medical equipment, semiconductors and all technical areas of information
  • Official Membership-Activity History
    • Member of Bio- and life science committee, Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2017-2018)
    • Specially appointed Research Associate, intellectual property manager (2017-2018), Hiroshima University, (Biochemical & Health Sciences)
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Wataru OHNISHI
Patent Attorney

  • Experience in patent practice: from 2007 - present He has about 10 years of experience in an industrial technology section in a global automobile manufacturing company before starting patent practice. He is competent especially in structure-related cases, e.g., cases relating to machines and mechatronics in patent practice and has vast knowledge in automobile-related technologies, printing technologies, welding technologies based on his work experience in the company and experience in patent practice. He handled many cases of small-medium companies as well as large companies and practices various consulting activities in intellectual property including strategic licensing as well as right acquisition in Japan and foreign countries for business activities of such companies. He worked as an exchange researcher for about 2 years in a large patent firm in China and has vast knowledge in Chinese patent practice.
  • B.Sc., Osaka University, School of Engineering Science, Department of System Science, Mechanical Science Course
  • Areas of expertise: patent, utility model, trademark, design, unfair competition, litigation, Intellectual Property license and consulting
  • Specialty-technology areas: machines, mechatronics, in particular, automobile, printing and welding technology
  • Official Membership-Activity History
    • Vice chief of Chugoku Branch, Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2013-2014)
    • Expert in intellectual property comprehensive support desk (Hiroshima Prefecture) (2018)
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Yang LEI,
Chinese Patent Attorney / Liaison between Japan and China/Taiwan

  • Experience in patent practice in patent firms in China and in Japan from 2007 - present In China and Japan, she mainly engages in drafting patent specifications, intermediary work and translation for patent issues between China and Japan. She is highly skilled in patent work for both China and Japan. While her technical concentration is on medicinal chemistry and biology, she handles various technical cases, mainly in the electrical and machinery fields through her work experience at patent offices in Japan and China. Her fluency in Japanese solves numerous intellectual property issues that arose between China and Japan.
  • Masters (major in medicinal chemistry), Shenyang Pharmaceutical University Graduate School. She took part for two years in a nationally-funded study ("chemical component study of analgesic effective parts of Stauntonia chinensis DC.") at the Shenzhen Chinese Medicine and Natural Medicine Research Center.
  • Areas of expertise: Mainly medicine and chemistry, but also proficient in the field of electronic and electrical machinery, and machinery in general.
  • Languages: Chinese, Japanese (Japanese language proficiency test, Level 1), English.

Shang-Hung LIN
Taiwanese Patent Attorney/Liaison between Japan and China/Taiwan

  • Experience in patent practice: from 2015 - present He worked as a patent engineer for about 1 year in an electronic section in Japanese language in a large low firm in Taiwan. He engaged in filing many patent applications of electronic field, in particular, semiconductor technology field and experienced processes relating to intellectual property application in connection with Japanese companies and patent firms in Japan. He engaged in filing more than 100 cases relating to technological field mainly of photovoltaic cells, memory, liquid crystal displays and their office actions. He joined us and provides smooth communication and effective services among Japan, China, and Taiwan in Chinese, Taiwanese, and English for both acquisition of right of Chinese and Taiwanese applications of Japanese companies and acquisition of right of Japanese applications of Chinese companies. He works as Taiwanese Patent Attorney (2017-).
  • B. Eng. National Cheng Kung University, electrical engineering, Graduated master's program at National Taiwan University, Photonics and optoelectronics
  • Areas of expertise: electronic and electrical appliances, electronic materials, optical and mechanical technologies, IT technologies
  • Languages: Taiwanese, Chinese, Japanese (Japanese language proficiency test, Level 1), English.

Isao TANAKA
Patent Attorney

  • Experience in patent practice: from 1999 -present He has 13 years of experience in research and development in a company and has extensive practical experience in patent application and acquisition of right.
  • Graduated Kyoto institute of technology, Textile Science, Macromolecular Science
  • Area of expertise: Patent, utility model, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition.
  • Specialty - Technology areas: Mechanics, Chemistry, Materials, Surface treatment, Commodities.
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Toshiaki MORITA
Associate Patent Attorney

  • Experience in patent practice from 1981 to present He has more than 30 years of practical experience in chemical and pharmaceutical field, national and international patent application, intermediary work, appeals, etc.
  • B. Sc. Nagoya University, Bioagricultural Sciences, agricultural chemistry, M. Sc. Agr. Nagoya university graduate school of agriculture (Major: Agricultural chemistry; areas of study: organic chemistry, natural products chemistry, organic synthetic chemistry, etc.)
  • Specialty - Technology areas: agricultural chemistry, areas of study: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, metal materials, non-metal materials, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, microorganism, agricultural and marine products, food, drink, fiber and paper products, nanotechnology, daily commodity
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Atsushi IDO
Associate Patent Attorney

  • Experience in patent practice: from 2008 - present
  • Area of expertise: Patent, utility model, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, and Faculty of Science, Osaka University, Master’s degree.
  • Specialty - Technology areas: Biology, Chemistry.
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Nozomu OSHINO, Ph.D.

  • Biology expert. Excellent scientific background. More than 20 years of experience working for a leading foreign pharmaceutical company, serving in a broad capacity in the field of research and development as head of the research section, then head of research and development, and then director.
  • Masters, Ph.D. (biochemistry major) at the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University. Worked six years with the Johnson Research Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine as research assistant and assistant professor.
  • Languages: Japanese, English.

Minoru YAMADA, Ph.D.

  • Chemistry expert. Excellent scientific background in addition to many years spent at leading foreign pharmaceutical company. Handled application of medical supplies, quality control, and engaged in analytical chemistry as well as basic research for the invention of medical supplies. Especially proficient in patents for the above-mentioned fields. He created various patent maps and his expertise is in patent analysis of various technologies and patents of companies and consulting. Chemistry expert. Excellent scientific background in addition to many years spent at leading foreign pharmaceutical company. Handled application of medical supplies, quality control, and engaged in analytical chemistry as well as basic research for the invention of medical supplies. Especially proficient in patents for the above-mentioned fields. He created various patent maps and his expertise is in patent analysis of various technologies and patents of companies and consulting.
  • Ph.D. (natural products synthetic chemistry) Osaka University Graduate School and School of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Postdoctorate fellow, Chemistry Department at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec for one year; Postdoctorate fellow, Department of Chemistry at the University of Indiana for two years.
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Satoru YAMAGAMI, Ph.D.

  • Chemistry expert. Excellent scientific background in addition to many years spent at leading foreign pharmaceutical company. Handled application of medical supplies, quality control, and engaged in analytical chemistry as well as basic research for the invention of medical supplies. Especially proficient in patents for the above-mentioned fields.
  • Ph.D. (natural products synthetic chemistry) Osaka University Graduate School and School of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Postdoctorate fellow, Chemistry Department at the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec for one year; Postdoctorate fellow, Department of Chemistry at the University of Indiana for two years.
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Jo KATO Jahyung
Exclusive Advisor / Liaison between Japan and Korea

  • Born in Seoul, South Korea. She trained at IBM and then worked in the data room and assigned to OA and programming for Honam Oil Refinery Co. Ltd., known today as GS Caltex Corp., in Seoul. She joined Shinwa Denshi and helped develop the company's disaster prevention and security system. She moved to Japan in 1991. After working as a teacher of Korean language for more than eight years, she began working for a patent office in Osaka. For over 12 years, she served as a translator of Japanese to Korean and Korean to Japanese in most areas of technology, including semiconductors, machinery, electricity, electronics, communication, chemistry, biomedical, among others. Handled numerous overseas negotiations. She worked as a manager in the intellectual property section of a chemical venture firm and is well versed in issues related to intellectual property of venture firms. She is connected to a wide network of intellectual property contacts, both private and business, in various parts of the world -- and not just limited to South Korea and Japan. She is also knowledgeable about design and trademark and serves to promote smooth, rapid, and appropriate communication and provides advices to clients in Japan and Korea for several complicated cross-border cases between Japan and Korea.
  • Experience in paten practice from 1998 to present
  • Specialty - Technology areas: design, trademark, litigation, external affairs, trade of intellectual property/technology
  • Japanese language proficiency test, Level 1
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese, English

M. H Patent Experts

  • Experience in patent practice from 1990 to present: She has engaged in many applications mainly in chemical field.
  • B.Sc. Kwansei Gakuin University, faculty of science, department of chemistry, physical chemistry
  • Specialty - Technology areas: chemistry, optics
  • Languages: Japanese, English.

Y. S Patent Experts

  • Experience in patent practice: She has work experience in research and development in a company, assigned for long years to mainly acquisition of intellectual property right in the company
  • Specialty - Technology areas: semiconductor, electricity, electronics, machines
  • Languages: Japanese, English

Sehee LEE
IP Specialist / Assistant liaison between Japan and Korea

  • Born in Seoul, moved to Japan in 2004
  • Experience in intellectual property practice: from 2013 to present
  • Graduated Osaka institute of technology, Graduate School of Intellectual Property
  • Specialty - Technology areas: design, trademark, copyright
  • JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) 1 grade
  • Languages: Korean, Japanese, English

Christian Penaloza, Ph.D.

  • Dr. Christian Penaloza holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from San Diego State University, a Masters in Engineering Science and Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics from Osaka University. Currently, he is a research scientist at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) and specially appointed faculty at the Intelligent Robotics – Ishiguro Laboratory, Osaka University in Japan. Dr. Penaloza is Chief Technology Officer of Mirai Innovation, a technology company focusing on developing innovative systems using emerging technologies such as AI, robotics, augmented reality and neurotechnologies. In 2016, MIT Technology Review Magazine recognized Dr. Penaloza as one of the 10 most innovators under 35 years old and awarded him the “Innovator of the Year 2016 Mexico” award, the most important world-class award for Young innovators who are at the forefront of technology giving solutions to global problems.
  • Dr. Penaloza has authored over 40 publications in international peer-review conferences and journals in the area of robotics.
  • Areas of expertise: machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, human-robot interaction, cloud robotics, and Brain Machine Interface systems.
  • Technology Commercialization Courses
    • The 3rd Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization training course (G-TEC 2013, Osaka University)- First Look Technology Assessment Certificate of Training and Team Project Award (2nd place winner)
    • The 3rd Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization training course (G-TEC 2013, Osaka University)- First Look Venture Assessment Certificate of Training and Team Project Award (1st place winner)
  • Award History
    • 2018: Excellence Research Award by the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
    • 2016: Innovator of the Year 2016 Mexico by the MIT Technology Review Magazine
    • 2014: Excellence Award for Overseas Research by the Manufacturing and Technology Association in Japan
    • 2013: Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by the 3rd Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (G-TEC) program at Osaka University
    • 2013: Social Innovation Award (1st place winner), Osaka University San Francisco Center for Education and Research, San Francisco, CA. USA
  • Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish
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