7 employees(3 Patent Attorneys, 4 clerks)

Takumi KOBAYASHIPresident, Japanese Patent Attorney

Takumi KOBAYASHI

Mr. Kobayashi provides services related to the establishment and exploitation of intellectual property, with a focus on patenting, in a wide range of technical fields that includes machines, controls, inorganic chemistry, software, business models, designs and trademarks. Providing amiable and sophisticated services to clients, he leads the way in delving into ideas in applying ideas to other technical field pursuit of horizontal development, after having considered the intentions of their inventors, and relishes helping inventors structure their inventions from their ideas. By taking advantage of his practical experience from being seconded to industry, he provides consulting services such as support for business enhancement, IP training and planning strategies for rights establishment in IP and business development departments.

Practice Area

Patents / Trademarks / Designs / Intellectual Property Litigation and Trials

Education
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (M.E., Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Innovative and Engineered Materials, 2006)
  • The Polytechnic University (B.E., Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, 2004)
Admission

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2011)

Experience
  • Bird International Patent Firm (2017-Present)
  • TMI Associates (2013-2017)
  • TOTO LTD. (2014-2015)
  • Taiyo, Nakajima & Kato, Tokyo (2008-2012)
  • Matsumoto Patent Office (2006-2008)
Languages

Japanese / English

Organization Memberships

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2011)

Akira YAMANOJapanese Patent Attoney

Akira Yamano

Practice Area

Patents / Trademarks / Designs / Intellectual Property Litigation and Trials

Education
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (M.S., Applied Physics, 1999)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology (B.S., Applied Physics, 1997)
Experience
  • Bird International Patent Firm (2019-)
  • Patent Office (2009-2019)
  • Konica Minolta, Inc. (1999-2007)
    (formerly known as Konica Corporation)
Languages

Japanese / English

Organization Memberships
  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
  • Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

Hiroko YAMADAJapanese Patent Attorney

Hiroko YAMADA

Practice Area

Patents / Trademarks / Designs / Intellectual Property Litigation and Trials

Education
  • Ochanomizu University (M.E., Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Life Sciences, 2011)
  • Ochanomizu University (B.E., Faculty of Human Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Human-Environmental Science, 2009)
Admission

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2012)

Languages

Japanese / English

Organization Memberships

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2012)

Yukari SAKATAJapanese Patent Attorney

Yukari SAKATA

Practice Area

Patents / Trademarks / Designs / Intellectual Property Litigation and Trials

Education
  • Tokyo University of Science (M.E., Graduate School of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
  • Tokyo University of Science (B.E., Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Admission

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2010)

Languages

Japanese / English

Organization Memberships

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2010)