Yutaka SUDO
Yutaka SUDO

 

REPRESENTATIVE PARTNER

Patent Attorney

Affiliation Yoyogi Office, Fukuoka Office
Specialty Patents (Various Communications Devices, Audio Devices, Visual Image Devices, Business Model-related, Automobile-related Devices, Software, etc.), Designs Overall, Trademarks Overall
Academic Background 1998  Bachelor of Science, Chuo University
Business Career 1997  Employee in major Japanese patent office
1999  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 11472)
2005  Establishment of Yutaka Sudo Patent Office
2006  Participation as Partner in Kisaragi Associates
2008  Establishment of Kisaragi Associates, Yoyogi Office
2008  Establishment of Kisaragi Associates, Fukuoka Office
2014  Merger and Establishment of Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <JPAA JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association) >
2002  Member of Software Committee
2004  Member of Patent Committee
2008  Chairman of “PATENT” Journal Committee
2008-2011,2014  JPAA Training Institute, Business Training Lecturer
2009-2010  JPAA Assembly Member
2009,2015  Special Award
2009-2013  Vice-Director of Public Relations Center
<JPAA Other >
2010-2012  Chuo University, Lecturer
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
AIPPI


Makoto KOHNO
Makoto KOHNO

CHAIRMAN PARTNER

Patent Attorney

Affiliation Akihabara Office, Matsue Office
Specialty Machinery, Electrical, Food Processing, etc., Trademarks
Academic Background 1964  Graduated from Fujicar MFG 3-year Technical Training Institute (Machinery)
1972  Graduated from Chuo University Faculty of Law
1984-1985  Registered with Tokyo Denki University Junior College (Electrical Department)
Business Career 1961-1967  Employee in Machine Section of Fujicar MFG (Osaka)
1968-1977  Employee in Kobashi International Patent Office (Tokyo)
1976  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 8167)
1977  Establishment of Kohno Associates (Tokyo)
2002  Establishment of Matsue Office
2014  Merger and Establishment of Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
1998  Vice-President of JPAA
2001-2002  Vice-Director of JPAA IP Support Center
2004-2005  JPAA Executive Assistant
<Other>
1978-  Member and Specialist Advisor of Matsue Chamber of Commerce
1978-  Advisor of Shimane Prefectural Institute of Invention and Innovation
2005-  Vice-President of Chuo University Intellectual Property Rights Research Society
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
Matsue Chamber of Commerce


Hiroaki KAITA
Hiroaki KAITA

PARTNER

Patent Attorney

Affiliation Yoyogi Office
Specialty Patents (Machinery, Metal Materials, Mechatronics, Electronics, Business Model-related, Software, etc.), Designs Overall, Trademarks Overall
Academic Background 1994  Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Waseda University
1996  Master of Engineering, Waseda University
2006  MBL (Master of Business Law), Hitotsubashi University
Business Career 1996-2002  Employee of Kobe Steel, Ltd.
2002-2008  Employee in major Japanese patent offices
2003  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 12874)
2006  Qualified as Litigating Patent Attorney
2008  Participation as Partner in Kisaragi Associates
2008  Establishment of Kisaragi Associates, Yoyogi Office
2014  Merger and Establishment of Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <Government Committees>
2012-2013, 2015-2016  METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)-related Examination Committee (Design Law Thesis/Oral)
< JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association) >
2007  Chairman of “PATENT” Journal Committee
2011-2012,  JPAA Assembly Member
2011  Vice-Chairman of Design Committee, etc.
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)


Shinichi SOMEYA
Shinichi SOMEYA

PARTNER

Patent Attorney

Affiliation Akihabara Office
Specialty Trademarks Overall, Patents (Plastic Working, Printing, Machinery), Designs
Academic Background 1971 Graduated from Chuo University Faculty of Law (Deparetment of Politics)
Business Career 1972 Registered Patent Attorney (No. 7638)
1972-1975 Employee in Kudo Meiji Patent Office
1976 Establishment of Someya & Kudo Patent Office
1980 Renamed Someya International Patent Office
2016 Participation as Partner in Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
1980-1982 JPAA Assembly Member
1987 Chairman of Patent Attorneys Business Committee
1997 Vice-President of JPAA
1998-1999 Chairman of General Policy Study Committee
2001 Chairman of Dispute Mediation Committee
2007-2008 Chairman of Patent Attorneys Recommendation Committee
2011 Chairman of Disciplinary Enforcement Committee
2015 Deputy Chief Auditor of JPAA
2016 Chief Auditor of JPAA
<Other>
1999-2001 Project Management Member of Japan Law Foundation
2003- Vice-President of Chuo University Intellectual Property Rights Research Society
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
APAA (Asian Patent Attorneys Association)
JTA (Japan Trademark Association)


Fumio KUWABARA
Fumio KUWABARA

PARTNER

Patent Attorney

Affiliation Yoyogi Office
Specialty Patents (Civil Engineering, Construction, Machinery,
Business Model-related, etc.), Designs Overall,
Trademarks Overall
Academic Background 1994 Graduated from Chuo University Faculty of Law
Business Career 1980 Registered Patent Attorney (No. 8558)
1979 Employee in Shirakawa Patent Office
1985 Establishment of Takeda & Kuwabara Patent Office
1992 Renamed Kuwabara International Patent Office
2007 Renamed Tokyo Wing Int. Patent Office
2018 Participation as Partner in Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorney Association)>
1988-1989 JPAA Assembly Member
1991 Chairman of 21st Century Committee
2000 Chairman of Office Name Committee
2002 Vice-President of JPAA
2006 Chairman of General Policy Committee
2006-2007 Vice-President of JPAA Kanto Chapter
2011 Chairman of Officer System Committee
<Commendation>
1992, 2001, 2003, 2006 JPAA
<Government Committees>
2004-2005 METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and inductry)
-related Examination Committee (Design)
<Others>
2006-2016 Jissen Women’s University, Lecturer
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)


Seigo KOHNO
Seigo KOHNO

PARTNERPatent At

PARTNER

Patent Attorney

born 1977

Affiliation Akihabara Office, Matsue Office
Specialty Software, Electrical, Machinery, Robotics
Academic Background 2001  Bachelor of Science (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Chuo University
2003  Doctor of Science (First Stage) (Electrical and Electronic Data Communications Engineering), Chuo University
Business Career 2004-2005  Employee in Itoh Patent Office
2005  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 14148)
2005  Joined Kohno Associates
2014  Merger and Establishment of Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
2013  Chairman of JPAA Patent Committee No.2
2019  Executive Directors of JPAA
<Teaching Career>
2010-  Chuo University, Lecturer
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
Robotics Society


Kazuya KUSUNOKI
Kazuya KUSUNOKI

ASSOCIATE

born 1984

Affiliation Akihabara Office
Specialty Software, Electrical, Machinery, Civil Engineering
Academic Background 2007  Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Chuo University
2009  Doctor of Science (First Stage) (Civil Engineering), Chuo University
Business Career 2009  Joined Kohno Associates
2010  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 16665)
2014  Joined Jinzai & Partners after Office Merger
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
2013  Member of JPAA Design Committee No.2
<Teaching Career>
2013-  Chuo University, Lecturer
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)


Yuji UEDA
Yuji UEDA

ASSOCIATE

born 1985

Affiliation Yoyogi Office
Specialty Software, Designs, Trademarks, Copyright, Overseas Business
Academic Background 2009  Graduated from Chuo University (Commerce Department)
2013   Admission to Faculty of Science Division II, Tokyo University of Science
Business Career 2011  Joined Kisaragi Associates, Yoyogi Office
2012  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 18458)
2014  Joined Jinzai & Partners after Office Merger
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
2015  Member of JPAA Copyright Committee
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)


Koji ASAMI
Koji ASAMI

ASSOCIATE

born 1985

Affiliation Yoyogi Office
Specialty Software, Electrical, Machinery
Academic Background 2008  Graduated from Chuo University (Precision Machine Engineering)
Business Career 2008  Joined Kisaragi Associates
2013  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 18866)
2014  Joined Jinzai & Partners after Office Merger
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
2019 Member of JPAA Patent Committee
<Teaching Career>
2016 Chuo University, Lecturer
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)


Kazunori YAMADA
Kazunori YAMADA

ASSOCIATE

born 1978

Affiliation Yoyogi Office,Akihabara Office
Specialty Patents (In particular, Electrical, Machinery, Software),
Designs Overall, Trademarks Overall
Academic Background 1997  Niigata high school
2001  Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Niigata University
Business Career 2001  Employee in Japanese patent office
2011  Registered Patent Attorney (No. 17789)
2016  Joined Jinzai & Partners
External Activity Career <JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)>
2012~2013  Member of Public Relations Center
2013  Member of Committee for Agriculture and Fisheries-Related Intellectual Property
2016-2017  JPAA Assembly Member
Professional Associations JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)