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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.

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.

Reiko MATSUURA

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

Hideaki MIYAKE

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

Noriko NAGAMOTO

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

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.

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.

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.

Shinichiro TANAKA

has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Tohoku University (2001). He specializes in synthetic 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.

Hiroki TANAKA

graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Tokyo (2011) and obtained a Master of Engineering from University of Tokyo (2013). He specializes in aerospace engineering, circuits, electrical engineering, information technology and software engineering, sensors, memory and controls, mechanical engineering and telecommunications.

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.

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.

Hajime UMEZAWA

has a Master's degree in Biophysics from Kyoto University (2016).

Kosuke HARATAKE

received his PhD in Science from University of Tsukuba (2016) and a Bachelor of Science from University of Tsukuba (2010). He specializes in patents related to molecular biology.

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.

Toshifumi KURIBAYASHI

has a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Kyoto University (2016).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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