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As of March 15, 2010
Adjunct Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Attorney at Law and Patent Attorney


Education:
Keio University Medical School (Molecular Biology), April 2001 - March 2005.
University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Researcher, May 1998
University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. program, September 1994 - June 1995.
University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP), Patent and Intellectual Property Law and Practice Institute, July 1994 - September 1994.
University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP), Visiting research fellow, January 1994 - August 1994.
Legal Institution of trainee of the Supreme Court in
Japan, April 1988 - March 1990.
The Faculty of Law,
Keio University in Japan: Bachelor of Laws, April 1978 - March 1983.


Professional Experience:
AlphaGEN Co., Ltd., President and CEO, March 2009 - present
RaQualia Pharma Inc., Auditor, July 2008 - present
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Adjunct Professor, April 2007 - March 2009
Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Adjunct Professor, November 2004 - present

University of Tohoku, School of Engineering, Adjunct Professor, October 2001 - March 2006
University of Tohoku, School of Engineering, Lecturer April 2000 - October 2001
University of Yokohama, School of Engineering, Lecturer June 1999 - September 2004
Lexwell Partners, Partner, April 1999 - present
TMI Associates, Senior Associate, April 1996 - March 1999
Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness, July 1995 - October 1995
Hirai Law Office, Partner, April 1993 - April 1996
The Judicial Research Institute of Keio University, Instructor, April 1991 - March 1993
Shikanai & Ueda, Associate, April 1990 - March 1993.



Practice Areas:
Intellectual property laws and related laws (patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, antitrust), validity and infringement opinions, patent and trademark prosecution, legal advice in connection with cutting edge technologies, including biotechnology and software programs;

International and domestic license agreements;

Technology transfer from universities and national institutes to private industry;

Managing conflicts of interest and ethical issues arising out of academic research;

Counseling technology focused emerging companies;
 

Corporate
law



Committee Memberships and Positions (Representative):

Member, Committee for Promotion Autonomous Activities of Universities for Cooperation among Industry, Academia and Government, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, January 2010 - March 2010.

Member, Patentability Study Panel 2009 and Special Interest Group on Biotechnology, Department of Appeal of Japan Patent Office, August 2009 - March 2010.


Member, Intellectual Property Center, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, June 2009 - present.


Member, Second-Stage Committee for the Project to Implement Medical Treatment by using Personal Genetic Information from Individuals, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, January 2009 - present
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Member, Review Committee related to Conflict of Interest in Government-commissioned Health and Labour Science Research, Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare, December 2008- May 2009.

Member, Panel on ensuring of tight control of the Tradable Green Certificates, Institute of Energy Economics Japan, November 2008 - March 2009.

Member, Dialogue Group for Study of University Intellectual Property Use based on Group Control, Mitsubishi Chemical Techno-Reserch Corporation, August 2008 - March 2009.

Member, Patentability Study Panel 2008, Department of Appeal of Japan Patent Office, July 2008 - March 2009.

Member, Working Group on Research of iPS Cells, Cabinet Office, January 2008 - June 2008.

Member, Committee for Promotion of Projects to Develop the Strategy of Cooperation among Industry, Academia and Government, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), January 2008 - present.

Member, Committee for Promotion of Measures of Regional Science and Technology (Second stage), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), October 2007 - present.

Member, Committee to Examine Issues related to Examination for Patentability (Patent Requirement)/ Member, Sub-Committee related to Biotechnology, Institute of Intellectual Property, July 2007 - March 2008.

Member, Review Committee of Health Sciences Council related to Conflict of Interest in Health and Labour Science Research, Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare, May 2007 - March 2008.

Member, Inventive Step(Nonobviousness) Study Panel 2007, Department of Appeal of Japan Patent Office, April 2007 - February 2008.

Member, Review Committee of the Knowledge Cluster Initiative (Second stage), April 2007 - July 2007.

Member, Council for Assessment of Projects in Common Use of Advanced Research Facilities for Innovation Creation related to Industrial Strategy, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), March 2007 - March 2009.

Member, Committee for Research of Market Trend of Plant Genetic Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, November 2006 - March 2007.

Member, Project Team to Examine Protection and Utilizaiton of Life Science Intellectual Property, Cabinet Office, September 2006 - February 2007.

Member, Committee to Promote ADR, Japan Patent Attorney's Association, April 2005-March 2006.

Member, Committee for Promotion of Cooperation among Industry, Accademia and Government, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), February 2005 - June 2005

Member, Sub-Committee to Examine Conflicts of Interest and Ethics in Clinical Research, the University of Tokushima, December 2004 - March 2006


Member, Committee on Strategy for Standardizing Bio-Technology, Japan Standards Association (JSA), October 2004 - March 2005.

Member, Committed to Examine the Criteria for Appointing Super TLOfs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), April 2004.


Advisor, Genome Network Project, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), April 2004 - March 2009.


Member, Biotechnology and Life Science Committee, Japan Patent Attorneyfs Association, April 2004 - March 2005.

Member, Committee to Examine a System for Industry to use the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, November 2003 - July 2004.


Member, Committee for the Project to Implement Medical Treatment by using Personal Genetic Information from Individuals, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, August 2003 - March 2008.


Vice-Chair, Biotechnology Committee, Japan Patent Attorneyfs Association, April 2003 - March 2004.


Member, Sub-Committee to the Committee for University Intellectual Property, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, March 2003 - March 2009.


Member, Committee on the Advancement of Intellectual Property Policy, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, March 2003 - May 2009.

Special Member, Council for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office September 2002 - May 2003.

Chair, Committee to study ways of protecting Inventions related to Newly Emerging Life Science Technology, Institute of Intellectual Property, August 2002 - March 2003.


Member, Committee to Examine Legal Issues Related to use of Intellectual Property Trusts,
Institute of Intellectual Property, August 2002 - March 2003.

Member, Committee to Examine Collaborative Research and Sponsored Research Agreements,
Tokyo Institute of Technology, June 2002 - March 2003.

Member, Section on Studying the Adjustment of Costs associated with Technological Advancement Sub-Committee for Evaluation and Planning, Commission on Engineering and Sciences, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), April 2002 - January 2003.


Member, Committee for Promotion of Measures of Regional Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), February 2002 - March 2007.

Member, Study Group Competitive Strategies and Patents in Emerging Areas,
Japan Fair Trade Commission, March 2002.

Member, Science,Technology and Academic Committee of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), April 2001 - March 2007.

Member, Industrial Structure Council of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), April 2001 - June 2003.

Member, Committee for Research and Study: Patent Protection from the view point of Medical Treatment and Ethics, Research and Study,
Institute of Intellectual Property, August 2000 - March 2001.

Member, Committee for Research and Study: Protection of Results from Genome Research and Study,
Institute of Intellectual Property, September 1999 - March, 2000.

Member, Committee for AUTM Manual Study and Translation, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), January 1999 - September 1999.

Member, Committee for Study of Technology Licensing Office, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), September 1998.

Member, Committee for Research and Study: Technology Transfer of Patents owned by Government, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), September 1998 - July 1999.

Member, Committee for Research and Study: Operation of Information Disclosure of Intellectual Property Transfer Business, Japanese Patent Office, May 1998 - October 1998.

Member, Committee for Research and Study: A Scheme of Technology Transfer from University to Industries, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), October 1997 - September 1998.




Representative Publications:
gFramework Construction of Conflict of Interest of Academiah, Journal of Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Vol.5, No.4 (April 2009)

gEmerging Technologies and Utility Requirementh, Current Situation and Some Problems on Intellectual Property Law, Japan Association of Industrial Property Law the 30th Anniversary (Yuhikaku, June 2007).

Management for Cooperation among Industry, Academia and Government (co-author) (Chuokeizai-Sha, 2006)

Legal Counseling on International Intellectual Property Disputes (co-author) (Seirin-Shoin, 2006)

gResearch Tools and Intellectual Property: Now and Futureh (1)-(3), AIPPI Vol.51, No.4-6 (April 2006 - June 2006)

gAcademic Alliances and Legal Issues: Material Transfer Agreementsh, Journal of Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Vol.2, No.3 (March 2006)

gFinancial Planners and the Private Information Protection Lawh, FP Journal Vol.7, No.67 - Vol.8, No.72 (September 2005 - February 2006)

gIntellectual Property Rights Management for Structural Genomics Researchh (co-author), Chizai-kanri Vol.55, No.1 (January 2005).

gInventive Concept and Legal Protection in Advanced Biotechnologyh, Jurist January, 2005, No.1282 (Yuhikaku 2005).

gThe Ion Toothbrush Case- An Invention Devised for the Necessities of the Human Anatomyh, Jurist Supplement, One Hundred Patent Decisions (Third Edition) (Yuhikaku 2004).

gMaterial Transfer Agreementh Jouhou-Kanri Vol. 45, No. 12 (December 2003).

gThe Importance and Role of the University Office of Intellectual Propertyh, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Educational Bulletin No.89 - No.125 (occasional) (December 2003 - June 2005).

Intellectual Property Forest No.8 "Patent Law and Time", Business Houmu Vol.4, No.4 (April 2004).

Employee Inventions and National Intellectual Property (co-author) (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry 2002).

gRegarding Protection of Patents in New Medical Areas,h Human Science Vol. 13, No.3, Sec. 28 (2002) gReport on Research into Several Countriesf Movement toward Uniformity in the Real World of Patent Lawh (co-author), AIPPI Vol. 47, No.12 (December 2002).

gThe Patentability of Medical Treatment Inventionsh, AIPPI Vol. 47, No. 10 (October 2002).

gIntellectual Property and the Role of the TLOh, Kapuseru No. 70, Sec. 12 (March 2002).

gConflict of Interest,h Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Educational Bulletin No. 47-59 (March - September 2002).

gBiotechnology and Technology Transferh, Chizai-kanri Vol.52, No.1 (January 2002).

gInside the Divide between Science and the Artsh, The Japan Society of Kansei Engineering Intellectual Property Task Force Vol. 3, Issue 1, Section 2 (September 2001).

gSelected Issues related to Protecting Materials Resulting from the Genomeh, Pharmacia Vol. 37, No. 711, (Summer 2001).

gCompendium of Technology Transfer Lawh, Tokkyo News (July 2001 - occasionally continuing)

Q & A 500 for Patent and Intellectual Property (co-author) (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry 2001).

gFrom Professional to Playerh, Tokkyo News (July 27, 2000).

gRecent Issues: Protection for Results of Biotechnologyh, Chizai-kanri Vol. 50, No.6-7 (June - July 2000)

Dictionary for Intellectual Property Laws (co-author) (Sanseido 2000).

How to win Patent & IP troubles (co-author) (Research Institute of International Trade and Industry 1999).

Japan Enacts Disappointing IP Reforms, IP Worldwide 9 (July/August 1998).

Technology Transfer (Sanno Univ. 1998).

gPatent Valuationh, Marl No. 13 (November 1997).

gA Proposal for Reexamining the Requirements for Patent Protection in Thoughts on Biotechnology related Inventionsh, Tokkyo Kenkyu No. 24 (1997).

gThe Protection of Biotechnology: Recent Problems with the Subject Matter Requirementh, Hogaku Seijigaku Ronkyu No.32 (Spring 1997).

Eligible Subject Matter of Biotechnology Invention (1995).

Biotechnology Protection the U.S. and Japan (Masterfs Thesis) (1995).

Comparative Study of a Japanese Biotechnology Case (1994).

gFuture Tradingh, Legal Issues for Consumer Protection (Keiso-syobo 1994).

A Commentary on the New Law on Leased Land and Housing (co-author) (Gyousei 1992).

The Practice of Leased Land and Housing Laws - Model Forms and Annotations (co-author) (Gyousei 1992).



Professional Associations:
The Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Japan Patent Attorneyfs Association
AIPPI, Case Law Study Committee
Intellectual Property Association of Japan

Japan Association of Industrial Property Law


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