Kai-U Patent Law Firm

Member

Patent Attorneys

Patent Attorneys

Patent Attorney ATSUKO NAKAMURA

Education and Professional Background

1983
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Nagoya University, School of Agriculture, Dept. of Biochemistry
1983-1990
Pfizer Japan Inc.
1991-2003
OKADA, KODAMA & PARTNERS
1994
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney
2003-2006
ITEC INTERNATIONAL PATENT FIRM
2004
Master's Degree, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Laws
2005
Registered as Specific Infringement Lawsuits Counsel
2006-2007
AYUCHI PATENT LAW FIRM
2007-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
2009-2012
Part-time lecturer at Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
2012.4~2013.3
Part-time lecturer at Aichi Institute of Technology
Also engaged in Committee Member of Japan Intellectual Arbitration Center and activities of JPAA committees

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Chemistry/Biotechnology)

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)

External Activity

  • JPAA Committees
Patent Attorney NORIHISA MORI

Education and Professional Background

2001
Bachelor's Degree of Law, Chuo University, School of Law, Dept. of Law.
2002
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney
2002-2007
KOBAYASHI INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE
2005
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Tokyo University of Science, School of
Engineering DivisionⅡ, Dept. of Electrical Engineering.
2007
Registered as Specific Infringement Lawsuits
2009-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
Also engaged in activities of JPAA committees

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Mechanical Engineering/Electronics)/Trademark

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)

External Activity

  • JPAA Committees
  • 2014.3-2015.11  Member of Patent Bar Examination Committee for the Industrial Property Council
Patent Attorne TOMOYUKI HIRANO

Education and Professional Background

1995
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Kobe University, School of
Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
1997
Master's Degree, Kobe University, Graduate School of Engineering,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
1997-2002
TOSHIBA CORPORATION, Semiconductor Group
2003-2007
COSMOS PATENT OFFICE
2006
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney
2007-2009
NEXT INTERNATIONAL PATENT OFFICE
2008
Registered as a Specific Infringement Lawsuits Counsel
2009-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
Also engaged in Committee Member of Japan Intellectual Arbitration Center and activities of JPAA committees

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Mechanical Engineering/Electronics)/Design

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
Patent Attorney DAISUKE KAWASAKI

Education and Professional Background

2000
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology, School
of Engineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2000-2005
OKAYA Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
2005-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
2010
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney
2012.7-2013.6
Training at Kenyon&Kenyon LLP (Virginia, USA)
2013.2
Passed the U.S. Patent Agent Examination

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Mechanical Engineering/Electronics)/Design

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
Patent Attorney KIMIAKI NAGASE

Education and Professional Background

2000
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Osaka University, School of Engineering, Dept. of Manufacturing Science
2002
Master's Degree, Osaka University, Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. of Manufacturing Science
2002-2004
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
2006-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
2012
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Mechanical Engineering/Electronics)

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)

External Activity

  • JPAA Committees
Patent Attorney KEIJI YAMAZAKI

Education and Professional Background

2002
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Osaka City University, School of Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering
2004
Master's Degree, Osaka City University, Graduate School of Engineering, Dept. of Urban Engineering
2004-2013
SAEGUSA & Partner
2012
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney
2013-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Mechanical Engineering/Electronics/Information Processing)

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
Patent Attorney SHINTARO SUGA

Education and Professional Background

1999
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Kanazawa University, School of Engineering, Dept. of Mechanical Systems Engineering
1999-2003
PENTA-OCEAN CONSTRUCTION Co., Ltd.
2003-2018
DAIICHI SYSTEM ENGINEERING Co., Ltd.
2018-
KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney

Education and Professional Background

  • Patent (Mechanical Engineering/Electronics/Information Processing)

Qualification

2009
TOEIC Score 870
2011
Passed the Information Security Specialist Examination

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)
Patent Attorney HIDEO KODAMA

Education and Professional Background

1973
Bachelor's Degree of Science, Nagoya University, Dept. of Applied Physics
1977
Master's Degree, Nagoya University, Institute of Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Sciences
1977-1984
Nagoya Municipal Industrial Research Institute, Primary research field: Investigating and developing stereolithography techniques in the opto-electronics field
1984
Registered as a Japanese Patent and Trademark Attorney
1985-1999
OKADA, KODAMA & PARTNERS
1986-1987
Dennison, Meserole, Scheiner & Schultz, Washington D.C.
1999
Founded KAI-U PATENT LAW FIRM
2000.4-2001.3
Visiting Professor at Nagoya University, Center for Cooperative Research in Advanced Science and Technology
Held posts as:
Council Member of Board of Executive Directors of JPAA
Vice President of JPAA Training Institute
Assistant Branch Chief of JPAA Tokai Branch
Members of JPAA Committees

Field of Expertise

  • Patent (Physics/Mechanical Engineering/Electronics)

Membership

  • JPAA (Japan Patent Attorneys Association)

External Activity

  • Arbitration Board Member of Nagoya District Court and Summary Court
  • Expert Committee Member of Nagoya District Court
  • Part-time lecturer at Toyota Technological Institute

Technical Papers

Subject of paper Name of journal, etc., and date Author
Automatic method for fabricating cubic shapes, as a three-dimensional information display method Journal of the Institute Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers,
Vol. J64-C, No. 4, pp. 237-241,
April 1981
Hideo KODAMA
Automatic method for fabricating 
a three-dimensional plastic model with
photo-hardening polymer
Review of scientific instruments Vol.52 No.11
April 1981
Hideo KODAMA
Invention of optical shaping method Journal of Japan Macro-Engineers Society,
Vol. 9, No. 2,
March 1997
Hideo KODAMA
Technical range of claims with restrictions on manufacturing methods Chiteki zaisanho no jitsumu to kenkyu,
Roppo shuppansha,
December 1997
Hideo KODAMA
Claim scope interpretation and amount of Licensor's damages Hanrei tokkyo shingaiho II,
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation,
August 1996
Hideo KODAMA
Hidehiko OKADA
Reducing the costs of obtaining 
and maintaining Japanese patents
Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
February 1999
Hideo KODAMA
Jeffrey TEKANIC
A hierarchical understanding of technology,
and the technical range of patent
Center for Cooperative Research in Advanced Science and Technology, No.12 Hideo KODAMA

Awards

1992
Received prize from the Japanese Society of
Die and Mould Technology for invention in the
opto-electronics field
1995
Received "The Rank Prize" for opto-electronics
2015
Received "Achievement Award" for Pioneering research on three-dimensional printing from IEICE

Patent applications

Name of invention
Device for fabricating cubic drawings
Application number
Japanese Patent Application No. 55-48210
(Japanese Laid-open Publication No. 56-144478)
Inventor
Hideo KODAMA

Publications and Lectures

  • Visual Learning of Intellectual Property Laws (joint authorship, 2001)
  • “U.S. Patent Law”, Japan Intellectual Property Association

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