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Patent attorney
Makoto HAGIHARA

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Graduate from Engineering Faculty of Shizuoka University majoring Electronic Engineering
1966

WORK EXPERIENCE

HAGIHARA & ASSOCIATES
July,1995-present

Specializing in domestic and international intellectual property matters, including intellectual property licensing, patent validity and infringement opinions, intellectual property infringement litigation under the court, advice to clients on patent policies, and patent prosecution before the Japanese Patent Office.

Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
1966-June, 1995
General Manager, International Affairs Legal & Intellectual Property Division
April-June,1995
General Manager, Intellectual Property Department Legal & Intellectual Property Division
1992-March,1995
General Manager, Intellectual Property Department Intellectual Property Division
1990-1992
Deputy General Manager, Intellectual Property Department Intellectual Property Division
1989-1990
Manager, Patent Department
1983-1989
Staff Manager, Patent Department
1981-1983
R & D Laboratory Electron Device Group
1966-1980

Engaged in semiconductor manufacturing and circuit design technologies, having worked as an electronic engineer.
Specializing in bipolar and MOS manufacturing process and circuit designing development and in designing bi-CMOS high voltage circuits and devices.

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL

Licensed Patent Attorney (Reg.8,636)
1980
Specific infringement lawsuit counsel
2003
1st grade of Technical Radio Operator for On-The-Ground Services
2009

SPECIALTIES

Electronic circuits in general, Semiconductor process and circuits, Information Communication, Data processing, and Control

MISCELLANEOUS

A member of Patent Committee, Japan Patent Association(presently, Japan Intellectual Property Association)
1981-1983
A member of International Committee, Japan Patent Association
1984-1988
A member of Patent Committee, EIAJ
1981-1995
An essential patent evaluation candidate of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
2006-Present
A member of expert committee of Intellectual Property High Court, Tokyo District Court, Osaka District Court
2010-Present

Achievements over the past 10 years (2006 to present)

Applications
  • New applications:771cases
IP litigation
  1. Involvement in patent infringement lawsuit cases (wa)
    (ordinary civil litigation cases):7 cases
  2. Involvement in cases for cancelling trial decisions (gyo ke)
    (first hearings for administrative litigation cases):6 cases
  3. Involvement of specialists:5 cases
Patent sales and licensing
  • :6 cases
Legal Opinion
  1. Patent validity opinions:139 cases
  2. Judgment on essential patents (Essential judges):62 cases

Profile

Patent attorney
Kazuhide KAWAKAMI

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
March, 2003
Entered Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
April, 2005
Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
March, 2008

WORK EXPERIENCE

HAGIHARA & ASSOCIATES
October,2010-present
System Engineer at a SI company of TEIJIN Group
April, 2003-2005

Government related cases Achievements

Trademark, Branding

  • Japan Patent Office investigative research on problems in the industrial property right system
    • “Investigative Research on Color Related to New Types of Trademark Examinations” (Japan Patent Office, 2015) Supervising Administrator
    • “Investigative Research on the Consent System in the Trademark System” (Japan Patent Office, 2015) Supervising Administrator
    • “Investigative Research on Cases in Courts and Trials Contributing to Revisions in Trademark Examination Guidelines” (Japan Patent Office, 2015) Supervising Administrator
    • “Investigative Research on Distinctiveness of Catchphrases and Others ” (Japan Patent Office, 2014) Supervising Administrator
  • Project Manager of collecting evidence for the decision of trademark application refusal(JPO 2011-Present)
  • Manager of drafting summary of the court judgment relating trademark(JPO 2012-Present)
  • Project leader of proceeding and planning of providing information (sales promotion) in the metropolitan area for branding the new peer variety(Tottori Prefecture 2012)

Patent Analysis and Valuation

Project leader of searching and analyzing of technical relationship between academic-industrial alliance patents and university/company related patents
Science and technical policy laboratory 2012
Project leader of the market valuation of intellectual properties owned by Nagoya University
Nagoya University 2012

Intellectual Property Policy

Project leader of searching, studying, and proposing for the intellectual property policy in Tokyo
Tokyo metropolitan Government 2012
Project leader of the search for the needs of filing foreign applications
Kanagawa Prefecture 2011

SPECIALTIES

Software, Trademark, Intellectual property valuation

Profile

Patent attorney
Kazuhiro SHIMODA

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

M.A. in Petroleum Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1977

WORK EXPERIENCE

Visiting Professor at Tottori University National University Corporation, Academic-Industrial and Regional Coordination Promotion Organization
2014-present
HAGIHARA & ASSOCIATES
June, 2013-Present
Peccell Technologies, Inc. Intellectual Property Department Manager
2010,October-2012

Worked toward the launch of the Intellectual Property Department. Engaged in patent applications, monitoring, and negotiations regarding dye-sensitized solar cells.

Fuji Photo Film Corporation (currently, FUJIFILM Corporation)
July, 1986-December, 2009
Intellectual Property General Manager, FP Material Production Department
July,2006-December,2009
Kanagawa Factory (currently, FP Material Production Department)
March,1996 -June,2006

Launched the production of optical film (WV film, CV film) for liquid crystal displays, and engaged in the production (production management, quality assurance).

Ashigara Research Laboratory (currently, FP Material Research Laboratory)
July,1986-February,1996

Engaged in development of microfiltration (Ultrapure water, beer) and optical film (TAC film, WV film) for liquid crystal displays.

Terumo Corporation
April,1977-June,1986

Technology Development Department (currently, Shonan Development Center)
Engaged in development of hollow fiber membrane for medical use (dialysis, artificial lung)

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL

Licensed Patent Attorney (Reg.16,764)
2010

SPECIALTIES

Image processing, Display technologies, Intellectual property valuation

MISCELLANEOUS

Steering Committee of the ADR Promotion Organization (2013, 2016, 2016 Deputy Chairman) Japan Patent Attorneys Association
2012-Present
Steering Committee of Intellectual Property Values Estimation Promotion Organization (2013, Deputy Manager) Japan Patent Attorneys Association
2012-Present
Steering Committee of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (Negotiation, PR, and Training Division Manager)
2013-Present
Licensing Executives Society Japan Case Law Study WG (Kanto), Branding WG
2013-present
Vice-Director of Chugoku Branch, Japan Patent Attorneys Association (Training Representative, Tottori Prefecture)
2014
Member of Copyright Committee, Japan Patent Attorneys Association
2015-present
Contact window for comprehensive intellectual property support (Tottori Prefecture), Intellectual Property Specialist (INPIT)
2014 - 2015
Dispatched specialist in project for enhancing contact window functions (Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting)
2016

講義・講演

“Manufacturing in New Businesses: Basic Technology and Quality Assurance”
2014 Special lecture for industrial science, Tottori University
“The Internet and Copyrights: How to Lawfully Use Works”
2015 Special lecture for industrial science, Tottori University
“The Internet and Copyrights: The Rights and Wrongs of Copyright Protection on Works of Art Created by AI, and the Lawful Use of Works”
2016 Special lecture for industrial science, Tottori University
“Basic Patent Seminar: Basics of Patent Law, Patent Application Documents, Important Points on Writing the Patent Claims, Analysis and Understanding of Inventions, Case Studies”
“Patent Search Seminar: Purposes of Patent Information and Patent Investigations, Procedures for Patent Investigations, Patent Search Case Studies”
2014-present Intellectual Property Internship, Tottori University
“Resolution of Disputes on Intellectual Property Rights: Utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)”
2013 Training for Chugoku Branch of Japan Patent Attorneys Association
“Effective Techniques for Resolving Conflicts on Intellectual Property: Utilizing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)”
2015 Training for Kyushu Branch of Japan Patent Attorneys Association
“Introduction of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center and How it can be Utilized”
2013 Seminar for assistance with domestic and overseas dispute resolution, hosted by Hatsumei-Tsushin Co.
“Basic Knowledge of Conciliation and Arbitration for Dispute Resolution: Unexpected Differences between Conciliation and Arbitration”
2015 Seminar on the utilization of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center ADR to the business, hosted by Hatsumei-Tsushin Co.

Technical Fields

  • Functional materials (plastic products, films, fiber materials, coatings, adhesives, additives)
  • Solar cells (organic thin-film solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells), fuel cells, secondary batteries
  • Flat-panel materials (polarizing plates, phase difference films, anti-reflection films)
  • Water treatment, membrane separation
  • Metal processing (plating, surface treatment, molding), plastic processing
  • Medical devices (artificial organs, biomaterials, biocompatible materials), medical assistance equipment
  • Basic chemicals, low molecular mass organic compounds

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