President


Shin-ichi Iizuka

Founder/ Patent Attorney (1990)

Founder/ Patent Attorney (1990)

BE Electrical Engineering

 

Experience:

- Patent/ Design/ Trademark prosecution experience for over 30 years

- Patent/ Trademark Trial for invalidation before the JPO

- Pre-litigation analysis of patent/ trademark cases

- Patent licensing activities

- In-house IP counsel for one of the big Japanese electric appliance companies

 

Language: 

- Japanese/ English

 

Professional Affiliation:

- Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

- The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)


Patent Attorneys


Takeshi (Ken) Iizuka

Patent Attorney (2009)

Qualified As A Specific IP Infringement Litigator (2021)

Passed the U.S. Patent Bar (2015)

Recent Presentations/Publications:

- "What U.S. Patent Attorneys Need to Know about Obtaining Japanese Software Patents- AI & Blockchain + more -" at SVIPLA and LES Silicon Valley Chapter joint seminar

- "Recent Update on Business Model Inventions in Japan" at AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute Pre-meeting in 2019

- "Protection of Blockchain-related Inventions in Japan" at AIPLA Annual Pre-meeting in 2018

- "Protection of AI Inventions in Japan" at AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute Pre-meeting in 2018

- "Protection of Software-related Inventions in Japan" at AIPLA Annual Pre-meeting in 2017

Patent Attorney (2009)

Specific IP Infringement Litigator (2021)

Passed the U.S. Patent Bar (2015)

 

BE Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University

ME Modern Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University

 

Technical Field:

- Artificial Intelligence (Machine Learning)

- Robotics

- IoT products

- Image/ Audio/ Imaging Signal Processing

 

Experience:

- Patent/ Design/ Trademark prosecution

- Patent/ Trademark Trial for invalidation before JPO

- Pre-litigation analysis of patent/ trademark cases

- In-house IP counsel for Sony Corporation

- Supporting creating IP strategies of startups

 

Language:

- Japanese/ English

 

Professional Affiliation:

- Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

  2021 -              Deputy Director General of International Activities Center

  2020 - 2021    Executive Director

  2017 - 2019    Project Leader of the AIPLA Project Group

  2016 -             Member of the International Activities Center

                           (US practice committee)

- Licensing Executive Society Japan(LESJ)

  2021 -             Director

  2017 -      Chair of YMC Japan


Our firm further has technical advisors in chemical and software fields and office assistants.