Takeshi has 20 years' experience in intellectual property, and handles domestic cases, outbound cases for filing in overseas jurisdictions, and inbound cases from overseas clients for filing in Japan. For inbound cases, he offers salient advice to overseas clients based on his intimate understanding of international differences in practice, and expertly balances our clients' expectations and needs against the realities of IP practice in Japan.
Takeshi regularly attends international conferences such as APAA and INTA and loves to meet new colleagues and make new friends during these events. Please let him know if you will be attending an international conference in the near future!
Areas of Technical Expertise
Control Engineering, Robotics, Semiconductors, Information Processing, Image Processing, Batteries/Cells, Electrophotography, Software, Computers (Hardware), Pachinko (Slot) Machines, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Generic and Exclusive Game Software, Information Communications Technology (including Networks), IoT Technology, Business Models, Electronic Retail Transactions (E-Commerce), Electronic Component Materials, Commodity Distribution/Logistics
Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Automobiles/Vehicles, Automated Driving, Thermal Engines, Motors/Rotary Machines, Materials Processing Machinery, Metals Processing, Factories/Plants, Energy Equipment and Systems (e.g., Thermal Instruments and Power-Generation Facilities), Precision Equipment (e.g., Timepieces and Printers), Architecture/Construction, Civil Engineering, Measurement, Production, Optics, Packaging/Containers
Patent Attorney (2003)
U.S. Patent Agent (2006)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association
APAA: The Asian Patent Attorneys Association
INTA: International Trademark Association
Graduate of Kansei Gakuin University, Physics (1999)
Hatta & Associates (1999-2017)
Taiyo, Nakajima & Kato (since 2017)
Vice President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association Japan Group