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Motozumi YAMADAKI

has a Bachelor's degree in Biochemical Engineering from Osaka University, a National University (1975). He specializes in patents relating to biology, microbiology and biochemistry. Before joining the firm, he was a biochemist at Hitachi Zosen Corporation.

Michael E. GARRETT

has a Bachelor's degree in Microbiology from Southern Illinois University, U.S.A. (1993). He has been with the Firm since 1994 and he is Paralegal Director.

Kaori MAKIUCHI

has a Master's degree in Bioscience from Nara Institute of Science and Technology, a National University (1996), and a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Shinshu University, a National University (1994). She specializes in biology.

NATSUKI MORISHITA

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry & Patent Litigation.

Reiko MATSUURA

has a Master's degree in Chemistry from Okayama University, a National University (1999). She specializes in organic chemistry.

MASAHISA HASEBE

Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry & Patent Litigation.

Hideaki MIYAKE

has a Master's degree in Chemistry from Osaka University (2000). He specializes in organometallic chemistry and organic chemistry.

Motoko TOMITA

holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Mukogawa Women's University (2001).

Noriko NAGAMOTO

has a Master's degree in Pharmacy from Osaka University, a National University (2004). She specializes in molecular biology.

Risa ARAKI

holds a Bachelor's degree in Humanities majoring in Behavioral Sciences from Kobe College (2004).

Kumi SASAKI

holds a Bachelor's degree in Contemporary Social Studies from Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts (2004).

Yuriko TERAI

graduated with an associate's degree in English Studies from Osaka YMCA International College (2004).

TAKATOSHI IIDA

Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Semiconductor devices, Software Engineering, Telecommunications, Patent Litigation & Invalidation.

Teruhiko TAKAHASHI

has a Master's degree in Mathematics from Tokyo University of Science (2001), with advanced study in algebraic geometry as past of a Doctral course. He specializes in patents relating to Electronics, Computer Software & Hardware, Satellite & Communication, LSI & Patent Litigation.

Masaaki KANEKO

has a PhD from University of Tokyo (2006) and performed research on isolation and characterization of p38 mutants that are resistant to phosphatases. He specializes in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry.

Mayumi ITO

holds a Bachelor's degree in education from Tezukayama University (1997).

Shuji ENOKIHARA

has a Master of Engineering in Architecture from Kobe University (1978). Prior to joining to the Firm in 2006, he worked as an engineer focused on building structures, fluid dynamics, information systems at a major Japanese construction company for 28 years. He specializes in patents relating to computer applied technologies, mechanical & electrical matters, and construction and structural technologies.

Hiroshi INOUE

has over twenty years of patent prosecution experience in patent law firms. He has Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Ritsumeikan University (1979), and specializes in patent relating to electrical engineering, semiconductor devices, optical devices, and image data processing.

Sayaka MUROYA

holds a Master's degree in Humanities from Kyushu University (2007).

Taichi MIYAMOTO

has a Master's degree in engineering from Kyoto University (2007). He specializes in patents related to analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental engineering.

Harumi NAKANISHI

has a Bachelor's degree (2006) and a Master's degree in Engineering (Applied Chemistry) from Osaka University (2008). She specializes in organometallic chemistry and organic chemistry.

Takashi KOBAYASHI

obtained a Bachelor's degree (1973), master's degree (1975) and completed a doctoral course (1978) in food science and technology from Kyoto University. He also obtained a PhD of agriculture from Kyoto University (1983). His research was focused on horseradish peroxidase isoenzymes. He specializes in biochemistry, biotechnology, cellular biology and molecular biology.

Rui SHEN

has a Ph.D. degree in Physics from Chiba University (2006).He specializes in patents relating to semiconductor & optics devices,lasers, solid state device fabrication and optoelectronics.

Ryouji MIKATA

Trademarks and Civil Law.

Laarni Q. VINAS

Compliance, Licensing, Designs, Transactions, Due Diligence, Ownership & Recordals, Procurement, Technology Management, Assignments and Litigation, Regulatory – Healthcare, Food & Consumer, Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, Technology, media & telecoms, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

Stephen HUANG

obtained his PhD in Immunology from University of Toronto (2014) and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology, Co-op (Honors) from University of Waterloo (2006). He joined in the Firm in 2014 and specializes in patents relating to biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, genomics, glycobiology, immunology, micro-molecular sciences, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, proteomics, recombinant protein expression, transcriptional analysis, vaccines and virology.

Kazuhiro OSHIO

obtained his Bachelor of Science, Mathematics from University of Osaka (2015). His areas of specialization include software implemented inventions, computer systems & programs and telecommunication systems.

Takayuki HASHIMOTO

received his Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science from University of Kyoto (2013) and obtained a Master of Pharmaceutical Science from University of Kyoto (2015). He focuses on patents related to analytical chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinfomatics, chemistry, proteomics and molecular biology.

ZHENG Chenyu

graduated with a Master of Applied Science in Biotechnology from McGill University (2015) and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering from Henan Agricultural University (2013). She specializes on patents relating to agribiotechnology, biochemistry, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, genomics, microbiology, organic chemistry, proteomics, and recombinant protein expression.

Genevieve M. RUBIO

obtained her Bachelor of Science, Management (2014) from Ateneo de Manila University. Prior to joining the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016, she was a trades processor with a leading financial services group.

Jennifer YANG Xuelian

graduated with a Master of Reproductive Sciences (2015) and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (2011) from Monash University. She focuses on patents relating to biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, endocrinology, enzymology, embryology, fetal and neonatal physiology, genomics, immunology, micro-molecular sciences, microbiology, oncology, proteomics, reproductive biology and recombinant protein expression.

ZHANG Rou

received her PhD in advanced materials for micro and nanosystems from National University of Singapore (2012) after graduating with a Master's degree in Material Science & Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2007) and a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honors) from Nanyang Technological University (2006). Prior to joining us in 2016, she was a Research Fellow investigating biomechanical and nanostructural changes to reticulocytes infected by P. vivax at NUS. She specializes in patents relating to biochemistry, biological membranes, electrochemistry, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, immunology, materials, medicinal chemistry, medical devices, medical imaging technology, molecular biology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, recombinant protein expression and virology.

Christopher VON ZUBEN

received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from University of the Toronto (2016). He specializes in patents relating to computer applied technologies, data processing, data recording, data communications, digital signal processing, electrical engineering, electronics, memory devices, magnetic and other storage technologies, transmission systems & circuitry, semiconductor technologies and telecommunications.

Kimberly B. CORNELIO

obtained her PhD (2017) Osaka University, MS (2012) and BS (2009) from De La Salle University Manila. She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Pristy BENJAMIN

graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from University of Leeds, Honors (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Michelle A. ITEM

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in Japanese Studies from De La Salle University of Manila (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

LUO Zehui

received her Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2017) from Northeastern University and Bachelor of Science Electronic Information Science and Technology (2015) from Fudan University. She specializes in patents relating to audio and acoustic technologies, computer applied technologies, digital signal processing, electrical engineering, electronics, medical imaging technologies, semiconductor technologies sensor and monitoring systems and telecommunications.

Louisa Ng

Trademarks, anti-counterfeiting, domain name disputes, unfair competition, licensing, transactions, ownership, IPR procurement and litigation.

Samantha RAMIREZ

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Consular and Diplomatic Affairs from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Ria CRUZ

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in European Studies from De La Salle University of Manila (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

LIN Muyang

received her Master of Science from National University of Singapore (2016) and Bachelor of Science (Honors) Chemical Technology from Sun Yat Sen University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2014). She specializes in patents relating to alloys, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, combinatorial chemistry, carbohydrate chemistry, coatings, enzymology, electrochemistry, fuels & additives, food chemistry, mass spectrometry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry and polymer chemistry.

MA Ying

obtained her Juris Doctor from University of New South Wales (2018) and her Bachelor of Laws from Wuhan University (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Flora May D. BISAN

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science cum laude from University of the Philippines Visayas (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2018.

Peter Teng SHYU Jr.

completed his PhD study on function of the yeast FIT2 homologs in lipid metabolism and protein degradation pathways saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism at Nanyang Technological University (2019). He also obtained a Bachelor of Science, Biology, summa cum laude (2013) from De La Salle University. He specializes in patents relating to biochemistry, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cancer, cellular & molecular biology, cell signaling, genomics, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, mass spectrometry, micro-molecular sciences, proteomics, protein and lipid biology, pharmaceuticals, recombinant protein expression and transcriptional analysis.

Sasha LYNCH

Intellectual Property, Compliance, Transactions, Ownership and Recordals, Procurement and International Commercial Transactions & Litigation.

Ajey PREMANATH

obtained his Master of Electrical Engineering (First Class Honors) from University of Nottingham (2019). He specializes in patents relating to applied optics, computer applied technologies, CMOS, control engineering, digital signal processing, data processing, data recording, data communications, electronics, electronic components processing, electrical engineering, lasers, LSI, microelectronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaic engineering, power supply electronics, programmable hardware (FPGA) software engineering, semiconductors, VLSI and telecommunications.

Tiyana PERTIWI

Compliance, Regulatory, Transactions, Ownership, Transfers and Recordals, Licenses, Pledges, Administrative, General Corporate Governance, Procurement & Litigation.

Bianca DACUMOS

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Consular and Diplomatic Affairs, magna cum laude, from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (2018). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2020.

NGUYEN Duy Kieu Phung

graduated with a Master of Management in Accounting and Finance from University of Melbourne (2019) and a Bachelor of Finance (Banking) from Can Tho University (2016). She joined the Firm as an International Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2020.

Christina CHAMMA

graduated with a Master of Law (2015) and Bachelor of Law (2014) from University of Lille 2. She joined the Firm as an International Paralegal in 2020.

Christelle PEREZ

completed her PhD study on lncRNA for dimorphic gene expression at Osaka University (2021). She also graduated with a Master of Engineering in Biotechnology, Osaka University (2018), a Master of Science in Microbiology (2016) and a Bachelor of Science in Biology cum laude (2014) from University of the Philippines Los Baños. She specializes in patents relating to agribiotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, genomics, genetic engineering, glycobiology, immunology, microbiology, micro-molecular sciences, mass spectrometry, pharmaceuticals, pharmacogenics, proteomics, recombinant protein expression and transcriptional analysis.

DOAN Phan Ngọc Hà

graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (International Relations) from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (2021). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2021.

CHEE Yu Yang

received his Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Santa Clara (2021). He specializes in patents relating to computer applied technologies, computer hardware & software, cloud computing, enterprise communication, data mining and analytics, data processing, recording & communications, digital signal processing, electrical engineering, embedded systems, electronics, IoT technologies, network management & security, machine learning, medical devices, memory devices, sensor and monitoring systems, wireless haptic devices and telecommunications.

MAI Hien Linh

graduated with a Bachelor of Global Innovation Studies, from Toyo University (2022). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2022.

K. Alyssa DE PANO

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering from University of the Philippines Diliman (2021). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2022.

Paulina M. PARUÑGAO

Compliance, Procurement, Designs, Technology Management, Corporate, Commercial & Trade Practice, Anti-Monopoly & Antitrust, Technology, Corporate Governance & Compliance and Dispute Resolution.

A. Silmi HANIFATUNNISA

graduated with her Master of Science (2019) and Bachelor of Science (2015) in Engineering Physics from Bandung Institute of Technology. In 2015 she studied computational modeling for materials at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 北陸先端科学技術大学院大学. She specializes in patents relating to applied optics, analytical instruments and equipment, audio systems, computer applied technologies, dynamo-electric machines and control, digital systems and microcomputers, electrochemistry, electrical engineering, lasers, lithium ion battery technologies, materials engineering, medical devices, medical imaging technologies, nanotechnologies, quantum electronics, signals & systems, sensor and monitoring systems, semiconductors, solid-state physics, TFT, and wireless telecommunications.

Angela D.R. LEGASPI

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics cum laude from University of the Philippines Diliman (2019). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2022.

Gertrude LIU

completed her MPhil in Therapeutic Science from University of Cambridge (2020) and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences (Honors) from Imperial College London (2019). She specializes in patents relating to antivirals, bacteriology, biological chemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cancer biology, cellular & molecular biology, genomics, immunology, life sciences, medical biology, pharmaceuticals, recombinant protein expression, stem cell biology, SARS-CoV-2 and virology.

Quima M. RENEGADO

graduated with Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Southeastern Philippines (2009). She commenced work at the Firm as an International Paralegal in 2022.

SOE Nandar Tun

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Economics (Honors) from Lancaster University (2021). She joined the Firm as an International Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2022.

Rachel BEAL

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics from Purdue University (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2022.

TRAN Kim Ha

graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting & Finance) from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (2022). She joined the Firm as an International Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2022.

James M.A. FORSYTHE

, completed his PhD in Mechanistic Biology at University of York (2022) on a fully funded White Rose DTP BBSRC government scholarship. He also obtained a Master’s in Integrated Life Science from Kyoto University (2016) and B.A. (Hons.), Natural Sciences from University of Cambridge (2015). He specializes in patents relating to agribiotechnology, biochemistry, biofuels, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, developmental biology, genomics, gene editing, microbiology, plant pathology, plant & microbial science, recombinant protein expression and transcriptional analysis.

Manpreet SANDHU

obtained her Master of Science in International & Asian History from London School of Economics (2022) and her Bachelor of Laws from Punjabi University Patiala (2020). She joined the Firm as an International Paralegal in 2023.

SAI Pyae Sone Aung

received his Master of Science, Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology, with Distinction from Imperial College London (2021) and graduated with Bachelor of Science, Chemistry with Honors from University of Yangon (2018). Prior to joining the Firm in 2023, he worked at a UK-based clinical testing laboratory. He specializes in patents relating to analytical chemistry, agricultural chemicals, agribiotechnology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioprocess engineering, carbohydrate chemistry, cellular and molecular biology, chemical engineering, microbiology, organic chemistry, plant tissue culture, pharmaceuticals and synthetic biology.

Kate MATRIANO

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in European Studies, cum laude, from De La Salle University of Manila (2017). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2023.

Catherine TUASON

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Accountancy magnum cum laude, from University of the Philippines Diliman (2021). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2023.

Yugoviandi P. MAMAHIT

graduated with a PhD in Organic Biochemisty from Osaka University (2023). He also obtained a Master of Science, Chemistry from Osaka University (2019) and Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry from Valparaiso University (2017). He specializes in patents relating to biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, glycobiology, glycochemistry, genomics, immunology, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, protein and peptide chemistry, recombinant protein expression and transcriptional analysis.

Christine BALBUENA

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Management, from University of the Philippines Visayas (2019). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2023.

LIN Yuhan

obtained her Master of Arts from University College London (2022) and her Bachelor of Arts, (Honors) from University of Liverpool (2021). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2023.

Sarah SULLIVAN

obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration (Dual Degree) from Nagoya University of Business and Commerce and University of Limerick (2023). She joined the Firm as an International Paralegal in 2023.

AN Nuo

graduated with a Master of Arts, International Business and Development Studies from Sophia University (2023) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Financial Engineering from Harbin Finance University (2020). She joined the Firm as an International Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2023.

Rita TRAN

graduated with a Bachelor of Business from James Cook University (2016). She joined the Firm as an International Paralegal in 2023.

Caylee G. DYER

obtained her Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (Honors) from University of Alberta (2023). She joined the Firm as an International Paralegal in 2023.

SHEN Jia Yu

obtained her Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Bristol (2023). She specializes in patents relating to computer applied technologies, computer engineering, dynamo-electric machines and control, digital circuits and designs, digital signal processing, electrical engineering, electronics, electronic components processing, embedded and real time systems, linear circuits, networking systems, semiconductor technologies, sensor and monitoring systems, transmission systems and circuitry, VLSI and mobile telecommunication systems.

Natcha KULMALA

completed her PhD study on the development of a lensless imaging device with hybrid filter for dual-color fluorescence and time-lapse cell observation at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2023). She also graduated with a Master of Engineering, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (2020) and a Bachelor of Engineering from Kasetsart University (2018). Prior to joining the Firm in 2024, she was a postdoctoral researcher with Nara Institute of Science and Technology. She specializes in patents relating to bio-imaging, computer applied technologies, data processing, data recording, data communications, electrical engineering, electrochemistry, electronic image devices, electronic components processing, materials engineering, medical imaging technologies, microelectronics, optoelectronics, photonic lattices and other device applications, semiconductor technologies, sensor and monitoring systems.

Keze Que N. DEREQUITO

graduated with a Master of Public Administration from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (2020) and a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies, American Studies (2016) from De La Salle University of Manila. She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2024.

Danica Regine P. ENCARNACION

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Studies major in American Studies from De La Salle University of Manila (2023). She joined the Firm as an International Assistant in 2024.

Vania S. ANGGRAENI

completed her PhD study in antifouling membrane film for treatment of oil-rich industrial waste from UCSI University (2024). She obtained her Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors) from UCSI University (2018). She specializes in patents relating to analytical chemistry, biochemistry, food chemistry, mass spectrometry, microbiology, membrane chemistry, organic chemistry, organic photochemistry, polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, physical chemistry, solid state chemistry and transition metal chemistry.

SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO has over 170 members comprising of technology specialists, translators and secretaries who all have at least 4 year University qualifications.

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