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2018년3월1일에 개설
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USA Support Station
Patent engineering staff specialized in patent affairs
Design/trademark staff specialized
in design/trademark affairs

: Yasutaka OKABE
: Tomoharu ISHIGURO

: + 81 - 3 - 3433 - 5810
: + 81 - 3 - 3433 - 5281
: + 81 - 6 - 6351 - 4384
: + 81 - 6 - 6351 - 5664

USA Support Station : Introduction of Contents



"HARAKENZO more " have opened a support station especially for the USA to readily assist you in the filing and protection of intellectual property rights in the USA and Japan, and to respond promptly and appropriately to your various requests.

Our USA Support Station aims to offer quick and valuable advice for your requests, inquiries, as well as consultation regarding intellectual property rights in the USA or Japan, while providing a wide variety of high-quality services.

"HARAKENZO more " have specialized members in our USA Support Station at the moment. In close cooperation with other relating sections, it is our sincere honor to assist clients in the USA with intellectual property matters in Japan, and conversely assist clients in Japan with intellectual property matters in the USA.

If you have any requests, questions, or would like consultation regarding intellectual property rights in the USA or Japan, our USA Support Station is at your service. Please do not hesitate to contact our USA Support Station, which looks forward to assisting you.

USA Support Station Chief Adviser : Yasutaka OKABE

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USA Support Station STAFF

Foreign Department General manager / Translation Department General Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Yasutaka OKABE
Yasutaka OKABE Field of Specialization: Machines, physics, IT
Research experience: Environmental engineering

With my previous experience working abroad, domestic or international, the harsh competition in business, has made me keenly aware how business competition increases the value of intellectual property rights. Keeping that in mind, as a patent attorney I aim at acquiring property rights in accordance with client’s needs, and will make an effort no matter how minor the matter may be.

Tokyo Legal Strategy Department General Manager / Tokyo Legal Strategy Department Design Division Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Tomoharu ISHIGURO Mr. ISHIGURO, born in 1980, is a bachelor of economics
He is mainly in charge of Trade Mark, Design, and Unfair Competition Prevention Act.

I would like to build such a relationship with clients that the clients can ask for consultation without hesitation, by maintaining mutual exchange of views on regular basis. I will continue to devote myself to:

• Speedy commitment for satisfaction of clients
• Result truly desired by clients

Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Kiyoshi FUKUI
DIRECTOR GENERAL Kiyoshi FUKUI Mr. Fukui specialized in Precision Science and Technology and studied Non-conventional Machining in university and graduate school.
After completing graduate school, he worked for a private company and was involved in R&D relating to semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Through these experiences, he acquired a broad knowledge of technologies relating to Physics, for example in the fields of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical/Control Engineering, Optics/Electromagnetics, and Information/Communication Technology.

Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and began to be involved in the prosecution of domestic and foreign patent cases in the field of Physics.
After qualifying as a Patent & Trademark Attorney and becoming a Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation, he widened his field of practice to include expert testimony, litigation, consulting services and so on.

"An IP firm's capabilities are influenced a great deal by the professional skill levels of the individual members. However, simply assembling skilled personnel does not give an IP firm outstanding capability.
"HARAKENZO more " has a diverse staff and each individual has highly specialized abilities. This diversity goes beyond the explanation in the "OUTLINE" section above. Moreover, our firm's organizational strength enables the individual staff members to make use of their abilities in a way that best suits the demands of our clients.
"HARAKENZO more " invite our clients to put the skills of our personnel and our firm's organizational strength to practical use in the increasingly sophisticated and complex fields of IP operations and IP strategy."
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL << in charge of chemical and biological fields >>
Patent&Trademark Attorney / Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation
Toshiro KURODA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL Toshirou KURODA Mr. Kuroda specialized in Biotechnology and Molecular and Cellular Biology at university and graduate school, where he carried out research into improving the function of proteins and the protein localization.

After graduate school, he worked for a cosmetics company at R&D division carrying out fundamental research and developing new products. Following this, he joined HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK, and became involved in patent prosecution for domestic and international cases in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry. After qualifying as a patent attorney and a specially qualified attorney for infringement litigation, he also gained experience in license agreements, expert opinions, consulting, litigation and so on. Currently, he not only carries out patent-related work, but handles cases from all areas of intellectual property, including design and trademark cases.

"In recent years, as the globalization of business has continued, competition has become much fiercer. In this fiercely competitive environment, outstanding technology is of course important, but it is not enough on its own. With only technical superiority, it is increasingly difficult to maintain a distinctive value.

"Therefore, to differentiate oneself from others and to increase one's competitiveness, in addition to technology, it is vital to incorporate design and brand into a multi-layered IP strategy. In order to increase the value of our clients' businesses, I aim to help provide a service that fully satisfies the demands of our clients in all fields of intellectual property."
U.S. Attorney at Law
Nobuko TAKAISHI 10 years of experience in the U.S. as a law student and as a trademark attorney.

I am a returnee from the United States with a license to practice law with the New York Bar, and I have also practiced as a trademark attorney at an intellectual property firm in Philadelphia. I will make my best efforts in filing and obtaining our domestic and international clients' trademarks so they can obtain the maximum trademark rights, as well as maintaining their rights optimally. I look forward to establishing a good relationship with our clients.
Patent Strategy Department Senior Manager <in the field of Physics>
Doctor of Science
Kazuhiro NAGATA
Kazuhiro NAGATA Kauzhiro NAGATA, born in 1972, acquired a PhD in science from Hokkaido University.
His fields of research include elementary particle physics and theoretical physics.
His specialty covers all aspects in physics.

The fundamental principles in physics are so universal that they appear everywhere in any subjects. Based on my research experience in the U.S.A. and in my PhD studies, I will make efforts to provide high quality services to our clients.
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Fumito ASHIDA Born in: 1978
Research experience: Molecular cell biology, biochemistry, and genetic engineering
Area of specialization: Biotechnology

In recent years, the technological innovation has been remarkable in the field of biotechnology including iPS cells, regenerative medicine, and genomic drug discovery. In such circumstances, it is expected that securing and utilizing intellectual property rights will be increasingly important in the future.
With experience and know-how gained through my work in the intellectual property department of a university, it is my commitment to provide excellent services that fully satisfy the clients.
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Eiichiro FUCHIOKA Majored in material engineering
Research experience: macromolecular chemistry, electrochemistry
Specialist fields: Chemical products, resinous materials

I always consider the fact that I am working in a field of Intellectual Property that handles the latest technologies. I study diligently to improve my knowledge and understanding of both law and technology and work hard to enable our clients to acquire advantageous rights.

Patent Strategy Department manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Doctor of Engineering
Naoki FUMA
Naoki FUMA Area of expertise: Materials engineering
Main fields: information processing systems, general physical systems, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, optics, machinery, military and defense-related technologies, etc.

I aim to provide the best possible service to enable our clients to attain higher market value worldwide through their IP.
"HARAKENZO more " live in an age of rapid change, so I am committed to flexibility and being able to adapt to shifting circumstances. I hope to provide our clients with a service that will fully satisfy their needs and expectations.
Deputy Representative of Hiroshima Office
Hiroshima Legal Strategy Division Manager
Patent&Trademark Attorney
Ph.D. in Animal, Nutrition and Food Sciences
Shun KITAOKA Born in 1981
Research Experience: Molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, endocrinology, and immunology
Field of Expertise: Biotechnology, medical drags, and diagnostic drugs

I have accumulated experience as a researcher of biology and medical drugs for more than 10 years in university and pharmaceutical company. Through my research experience, I became acutely aware of the importance of intellectual property rights, which is why I jumped into the intellectual property industry.

With my rich expert knowledge as a researcher, I exert my best efforts not only to enhance protection and utilization of our valued clients' inventions to the maximum extent, but also to boost the entire bio-related industry.
USA Support Station
Richard STONELL Richard Stonell is a citizen of the United Kingdom. In 2008, he obtained a B.A. in Japanese Studies from University of Leeds in England. From 2008 to 2010, he worked in the International Affairs section of the Nagasaki City Hall.

My primary purpose is to be able to contribute to our clients’ benefit. By using my experience in international interaction, I will respond to your requests swiftly and respectfully.

USA Support Station
Translation Department Manager (Director of PCT Translations)
Benjamin Fields
Benjamin Fields Patent translation is a specialized field requiring clear and concise writing that is precise from both a legal and technical standpoint. Utilizing my long study of Japanese and my experience as a translator, I strive to provide translations that are faithful and optimized to our clients' needs.

USA Support Station
Hiroshi KATUYAMA I have worked in the IP department of a corporation for more than 35 years, and have experiences in various areas of IP matters, including applications and prosecution, licensing, and lawsuits.
I resided in U.S. as an expatriate of the corporation for 1 year. I handled more than 20 cases of patent infringement lawsuits and ITC lawsuits in U.S. Besides, I have an experience of handling a jury trial at a Federal District Court and appeal cases at the CAFC. With use of these experiences, I would like to provide advice well suited for our clients' needs.

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