Intellectual Property Law, Patents, Patent Litigation, Client Consulting, Opinions, Licensing
1976 M.S., Computer Science, Kyoto University
2008 - present - Senior Fellow, Suzuye & Suzuye
2006 Director General of Appeals Department, Japan Patent Office (JPO)
2005 Director General of Fourth Examination Department, JPO
2004 Director of Training Center, JPO
2003 Director of Administrative Affairs Division, JPO
1998 Senior Patent Appeal Examiner, JPO
1976 - 1981 Patent Examiner, JPO
Chairman, Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group, APEC (1997)
A Japanese delegate for WIPO and TRIPS meetings (1991-93, 95-98)
First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan in Geneva (1988-91)
Selected Publications and Papers
Intellectual Property Law, Tokyo, Hokuju Publishing Co., 2006 (a book in Japanese).
"Intellectual Property Aspects of Trade and Genetic Resources," Patents and Licensing, vol. 30, no. 5.
"Non-Patent Database for Examination of Software-Related Inventions," Patents and Licensing, vol. 31, no. 6.