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Teruyuki KAMIMURA, Senior Managing Partner

 
Teruyuki KAMIMURA

 

Teruyuki KAMIMURA is a Japanese patent attorney and is the founding partner of Willfort International Patent Firm, having founded Willfort on 1 March 1993. Teruyuki holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Keio University. Before entering the intellectual property field, Teruyuki worked for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.

Teruyuki specializes in patent prosecution and litigation in the electronics and mechanical arts practice areas. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign patent applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including electromechanical technologies, electric power, control technologies, semiconductors, communications, image processing, computer hardware and software, business methods, machining and forming, construction equipment, internal combustion engines, hydraulics, electronic materials, and household goods.

As a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), Teruyuki served as Chairperson of the JPAA’s Software Committee in 1999; and from 2001 to 2005, as General Manager of the JPAA’s Training Center, Teruyuki instructed newly registered patent attorneys in the drafting of patent specifications, and was also involved in planning of advanced technology training sessions designed to familiarize patent attorneys with various leading-edge technologies.

More recently, Teruyuki is active in providing consulting services in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan on matters related to strategic patenting, inventive problem solving, invention enhancement, licensing, and related topics.

Teruyuki is the author of Why Wasn’t the iPhone Invented in Japan? (Gentosha Literary Publications; 2012) <http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-language/product/4344998375/>

Comment As I strive to make the transition from traditional patent firm to comprehensive intellectual property consulting firm, I seek to provide my clients with a range of services that is both broad and complete.

Takeshi NAKAMURA, Partner

 
Takeshi NAKAMURA

 

Takeshi NAKAMURA is a Japanese patent attorney and is a partner at Willfort International Patent Firm. Takeshi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Chiba Institute of Technology. Before entering the intellectual property field, Takeshi was responsible for coordination of factory automation systems.

Takeshi specializes in patent prosecution, including assisting in discovery of inventions for clients involved in primarily the electronics and mechanical fields. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign patent applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including electromechanical technologies, electric power, control technologies, semiconductors, communications, image processing, computer hardware and software, business methods, machining and forming, construction equipment, internal combustion engines, hydraulics, and commodities.

He is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA).

Comment My approach is to draft claims with fatherly love, and to draft embodiments with motherly love, giving each the attention they deserve.
Associates

Toshiyuki SUZUKI, Associate

 
Toshiyuki Suzuki

Toshiyuki Suzuki is a Japanese patent attorney and is an associate at Willfort International Patent Firm. Toshiyuki holds a B.S. in Physics from Waseda University, a B.S. in law from Sensyu University and a M.S. in engineering management from Shibaura Institute of Technology. Before entering the intellectual property field, Toshiyuki was in charge of research and development of medical electronic device.

Toshiyuki specializes in broad areas of intellectual property such as patent preparation and prosecution, utility model preparation and prosecution, patent searches including prior art searches and nullifying/invalidation searches. Toshiyuki also was in charge of a broad area of intellectual property affairs in both of a famous game company and a famous electronics company for 16 years. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign patent applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including electromechanical technologies, electric power, control technologies, semiconductors, communications, image processing, computer hardware and software, business methods, machining and forming, construction equipment, internal combustion engines, hydraulics, and commodities.

He is a member of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and a member of the Intellectual Property Association of Japan (IPAJ)

Comment I am doing my best to offer the best outputs and suggestions based on knowledge and experience of Management of Technology (MOT) and experience at the intellectual property division of companies (both big and small).

Ryoichi ISHIBASHI, Associate

 
Ryoichi ISHIBASHI

Ryoichi ISHIBASHI is a Japanese patent attorney and is an associate at Willfort International Patent Firm. Ryoichi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University of Science. Before entering the intellectual property field, Ryoichi was involved in planning, development, and design of communication devices.

Ryoichi specializes in patent prosecution, including assisting in discovery of inventions for clients involved in primarily the electronics and mechanical fields. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including networks, communications, computer hardware and software, electronic circuits, precision machinery, machining and forming, business methods, and new product design.

He is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA).

Comment We flexibly adapt the services we provide so that we are able to satisfy each client's unique needs.

Kaoru ENJOJI, Associate

 
Kaoru ENJOJI

Kaoru ENJOJI is a Japanese patent attorney and is an associate at Willfort International Patent Firm. Kaoru holds a B.S. in Health Science from Kitasato University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tokyo University of Science.

Kaoru specializes in patent prosecution, including assisting in discovery of inventions for clients involved in primarily computer-related fields. She has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including mechanical technologies, household goods, software, and business methods.

She is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA).

Comment It is very important to put myself in the place of our clients and see their point of view to meet and satisfy the clients’ needs.

Tomonari SAKIHAMA, Associate

 
Tomonari SAKIHAMA

Tomonari SAKIHAMA is a Japanese patent attorney and is an associate at Willfort International Patent Firm. Tomonari holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Keio University.

Tomonari specializes in patent prosecution, including assisting in discovery of inventions for clients involved in primarily the electronics and mechanical fields. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including computer hardware and software, control technology, communications, image processing, business methods, automobile, construction equipment, hydraulics, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and material.

He is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA).

Comment I keep in mind to respond clients' request and to provide as much value as possible to clients.

Yuji YAMASHITA, Associate

 
Yuji YAMASHITA

Yuji YAMASHITA is a Japanese patent attorney and is an associate at Willfort International Patent Firm. Yuji completed Master's course in Materials Processing, Graduate School of Engineering Tohoku University.

Yuji specializes in patent prosecution, including assisting in discovery of inventions for clients involved in primarily the mechanical and electronics fields. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous Japanese and foreign applications covering a broad range of subject matter, including machinery, control technology, communications, information processing, semiconductor, business methods, and metal processing.
Comment I communicate appropriately with clients to provide high-quality service to clients.

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