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Patent Attorney
Manageing Partner

Akihiko OKUNO

Education Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Biochemistry (Bachelor of Biochemistry)
Obtained a Master's degree in Applied Biotechnology from the Graduate School of Tokyo University (Master of Biochemistry)
Qualifications Patent Attorney (2003), Specific IP Litigation Attorney (2004)
Working languages Japanese/ English (TOEIC 890 EIKEN Grade Pre-1)/ Chinese (HSK Level 4)
Overseas training Trained in the latest Russian Patent Practice at GORODISSKY & PARTNERS
Trained in the latesnt Chinese Patent Practice at Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office
Practice Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Software
Experience Suntory Holdings Limited (1999-2001)
Fukami Patent Office (2001-2003)
Primeworks IP Attorneys (2003-2005)
Ohno & Partners (2005-2006)
Sonoda & Kobayashi (2006-2008)
Research Papers -"Protection of Medical Device Inventions in Japan", Managing Intellectual Property in Japan, IP Focus 2006
-"Localized Open Innovation Strategy in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan Patent Attorneys Association patent magazine, September 2008
-New Developments in Vaccine Research, and Future Trends, Important Points regarding Patent Applications in Vaccines, Technical Information Institute Co Pharmstage monthly publication, January 2009
-"Common Points and Differences between Business Model Bioinformatics Patents, Japan Intellectual Property Association, Intellectual Property Management Magazine, 2008