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01.04.2016
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Attorneys

Our Attoneys

Masaki GOTOH | GOTOH&PARTNERS Masaki GOTOH - President, Partner -
Education
Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nihon University
Career
Qualified as patent attorney in1972
Contract attorney for Grunecker, Kinkeldey, Stockmair & Schwanhausser Law Firm (Germany)
Completed a short program at Washington University
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2004
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Contract, Litigation
Member of
AIPPI  APAA
Masaaki IIDA | GOTOH&PARTNERSMasaaki IIDA - Vice President, Partner -
Education
Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Tokyo
Career
Employed at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2001
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2006
Committee Member of Japan Amusement Machine Patent association (2017-)
Fields of specialization
Control engineering, Software, Image processing, Litigation
Member of
AIPPI  APAA
Jun SUDOH | GOTOH&PARTNERS Jun SUDOH - Partner -
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ritsumeikan University
Career
Employed at IHI Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2005
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2010
Participation in a seminar at MewburnEllis LLP in UK
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Material, Design, Litigation
Kenji MURASE | GOTOH&PARTNERS Kenji MURASE - Partner -
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University
Career
Employed at Bridgestone Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2006
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2011
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Mechanical engineering, Control engineering, Trademark
Naoshi KURODA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Naoshi KURODA - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Applied Physics from The University of Tsukuba
Career
Employed at Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Employed at Tohoku University
Qualified as patent attorney in 2011
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Software, Image processing
Yasushi KAMIYA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Yasushi KAMIYA - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yokohama National University
Career
Employed at Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2014
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering
Kei TAKEDA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Kei TAKEDA - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tokai University
Career
Employed at Panasonic Corp.
Qualified as patent attorney in 2008
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering
Kazutoshi OZAWA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Kazutoshi OZAWA - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Science and Technology from Keio University
Career
Employed at SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2013
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2017
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Communication engineering, Control engineering, Contract
Tetsuo YOSHIDA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Tetsuo YOSHIDA - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical System Engineering from Gunma University
Career
Employed at Takata Corporation
Employed at Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Employed at Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
Qualified as patent attorney in 2012
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering
Hiroyuki KANNO | GOTOH&PARTNERS Hiroyuki KANNO - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Yokohama National University
Career
Employed at Nissan Diesel Motor Co.Ltd.(UD Trucks Corp.)
Employed at Japan Patent Office as a Examiner
Qualified as patent attorney in 2013
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering, Patent search
Shoichi TAKAYAMA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Shoichi TAKAYAMA - Junior Partner -
Education
Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Waseda University
Career
Employed at a patent office in Tokyo
Qualified as patent attorney in 2014
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2016
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Control engineering, Software, Chemistry
Shinichi UEDA | GOTOH&PARTNERS Shinichi UEDA
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University
Career
Employed at Panasonic Corp.
Qualified as patent attorney in 2012
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2017
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Communication engineering, Software, Control engineering
Kunio ARAKI | GOTOH&PARTNERS Kunio ARAKI
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Waseda University
Career
Employed at a patent firm in Tokyo
Qualified as patent attorney in 2007
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2015
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering, Litigation
Daishi KOMABA
Education
Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Toyo University
Career
Employed at Infotec,inc
Qualified as patent attorney in 2012
Fields of specialization
Software, Design, Trademark
Toshihiro MORITA
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in fisheries science from Tokyo University of fisheries
Career
Employed at SI ELECTRONICS,LTD.
Qualified as patent attorney in 2013
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Control engineering, Material, Chemistry
Teruhiko KATOH
Education
Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University
Career
Employed at Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2009
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering
Norihiro AKIOKA
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Engineering from The Yokohama National University
Career
Employed at NTN Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2014
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2016
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Image processing, Design
Kenichi SAEKI
Education
Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University
Career
Employed at SMC Co.Ltd.
Employed at Japan Patent Office as a Examiner
Qualified as patent attorney in 2014
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Patent search
Shinji ASADA
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Waseda University
Career
Employed at JFE Steel Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2012
Registered as specific infringement litigation representation in 2015
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering, Contract
Takahiro DEGUCHI
Education
Obtained a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University
Career
Employed at Waseda University
Employed at Tokyo University of Science
Qualified as patent attorney in 2007
Employed at a patent firm in Tokyo
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Image processing, Software
Naoshige HIGUCHI
Education
Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from The University of Tokyo
Career
Employed at IP law firm
Qualified as patent attorney in 1997
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Mechanical engineering, Control engineering
Tamotsu OKATO
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology
Career
Employed at Hewlett-Packard Japan
Qualified as a patent attorney in 2005
Registered as a specified infringement litigation representative in 2007
Passed the US Patent Agent Examination in 2015
Fields of specialization
Electrical and Electronic engineering, Mechanical engineering, Software, Contract
Koichi TAKAHASHI
Education
Obtained a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Saitama University
Career
Employed at a patent firm in Tokyo
Qualified as patent attorney in 2005
Registered as a specified infringement litigation representative in 2016
Fields of specialization
Software, Control engineering, Communication engineering
Hideki ITO
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Mechanical System Engineering from Gunma University
Career
Employed at Hitachi, Ltd.
Qualified as patent attorney in 2010
Registered as a specified infringement litigation representative in 2013
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Control engineering
Kenji SAITOH
Education
Obtained a Master's degree in Pure and Applied Sciences from The University of Tsukuba
Career
Employed at FUJIFILM Corporation
Qualified as patent attorney in 2017
Fields of specialization
Control engineering, Software, Material
Yu IMAMURA
Education
Obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Tokyo University of Science
Obtained a Master's degree in Materials Engineering from Tokyo Denki University
Career
Employed at a patent firm in Tokyo
Qualified as patent attorney in 2009 (registered in 2017)
Fields of specialization
Mechanical engineering, Electrical and Electronic engineering, Control engineering

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