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ITEC International Patent Firm

Attorneys

Representative Partner

Hiroyuki IGAMI (Born in 1959)

  • Background
  • Education
    Nagoya Institute of Technology
    (studies of chemistry, civil engineering, and electricity)
    Aichi University (studies of law)
  • Career Prior to ITEC
    Worked in local government (1984-1992);
    worked at a patent firm (1992-2000);
    co-founded ITEC in 2001
  • Practice Areas
    Electrical and mechanical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including hybrid vehicles, fuel cells, semiconductor manufacture, and software Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (1994)
    IP Infringement Litigation Attorney (2006)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
    International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

Toshihiro TANAKA (Born in 1961)

  • Background
  • Education
    Nagoya University (studies of applied chemistry)
  • Career Prior to ITEC
    Worked in a laboratory at a chemical company (1986-1992);
    worked at a patent firm (1992-2000);
    co-founded ITEC in 2001
  • Practice Areas
    Mechanical and chemical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including vehicles and their components, office equipment, battery structure,
    and materials
    Provision of opinion and litigation
    Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (1994)
    IP Infringement Litigation Attorney (2005)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

Partner

Atsushi KOKUBUN (Born in 1969)

  • Background
  • Education
    Tokyo University (studies of naval engineering)
  • Career Prior to ITEC
    Worked at a shipping company (1993-1995);
    worked at a patent firm (1995-2005);
    joined ITEC in 2005
  • Practice Areas
    Electrical and mechanical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including vehicles, prime motors, office equipment, electronic devices,
    environmental machinery, medical devices, and software
    Provision of opinion and litigation
    Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (1996)
    IP Infringement Litigation Attorney (2004)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

Shin SUZUKI (Born in 1970)

  • Background
  • Education
    Muroran Institute of Technology (studies of applied chemistry)
  • Career Prior to ITEC
    Worked in R&D dept. of ceramics at a company; joined ITEC in 2003
  • Practice Areas
    Mechanical and chemical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including office equipment, software, vehicles, and inorganic materials
    Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2003)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

Senior Officer

Akio OCHI (Born in 1971)

  • Background
  • Education
    Graduated from Kyushu Institute of Technology (studies of communication engineering);
    worked at a patent firm for 2 years;
    joined ITEC in 2002
  • Practice Areas
    Electrical and mechanical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including hybrid vehicles, office equipment, and software
    Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2000)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)

Patent Attorney

Takuya WATANABE (Born in 1978)

  • Background
  • Graduated from Nagoya University (studies of electrical engineering); joined in ITEC in 2003
  • Practice Areas
    Electrical and mechanical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including hybrid vehicles, transmissions of vehicles, and office equipment
    Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2005)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)

Yasuhiro FUNAHASHI (Born in 1974)

  • Background
  • Graduated from Osaka Prefecture University (studies of naval engineering);
    worked in a development dept. at a special steel manufacturer for 8 years;
    joined in ITEC in 2006
  • Practice Areas
    Mechanical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including office equipment, and vehicles
    Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2007)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)

Rie KOYASAKO

  • Background
  • Graduated from Kyushu University (studies of physics);
    worked in R&D dept. at a semiconductor company for 4 years, developing memory and system LSI;
    worked in a patent firm; joined in ITEC in 2003
  • Practice Areas
    Electrical, electronic, mechanical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including hybrid vehicles, semiconductors, electronic devices, software,
    and communication devices Prosecution of foreign patents
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2007)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)

Akemi SUKEHIRO

  • Background
  • Graduated from Nagoya University (studies of physical engineering);
    worked in R&D dept. at an automobile manufacturer for 4 years;
    joined in ITEC in 2008
  • Practice Areas
    Chemical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including materials, and battery structure
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2010)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)

Tetsuhisa IIDA (Born in 1979)

  • Background
  • Graduated from Nagoya University (studies of electric engineering);
    worked an electric power company for 4 years;
    joined in ITEC in 2007
  • Practice Areas
    Electrical practice
    Patent preparation and prosecution, including office equipment, electronic devices, and hybrid vehicles
  • Admissions
    Patent Attorney (2011)
  • Membership
    Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)

  • Representative Partner
  • Partner
  • Senior Officer
  • Patent Attorney