SAWAI Tomoki

SAWAI Tomoki

SAWAI Tomoki

Consulting Fellow (until June 30, 2012)

Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Expertise

Intellectual Property Policy

Education

1996-97 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Davis
1987 Master of Science and Engineering, University of Tsukuba
1985 Bachelor of Engineering, University of Tsukuba

Experience

2011 Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office (JPO)
2010 Director, Motive Machinery Division, 2nd Examination Department, Japan Patent Office
2008 Director, Information Technology Planning Office, Japan Patent Office
2005 Special Advisor to Japan Patent Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York; Chief Representative, Institute of Intellectual Property (IIP), Washington D.C.
2000 Patent Administrative Judge
1991 Examiner
1987 Joined the Japan Patent Office

Selected Publications and Papers

"Japanese Invalidation Trial System: Our Experience," IP Practice in Japan Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (2007)

"The Current Situation and Challenges Facing Japanese Corporate IP Strategy," IP Practice in Japan Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) (2006)