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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.

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.

TAKESHI S. KOMATANI

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical sciences, Bioinformatics and 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.

HAJIME KASHIDA

Electronics, Information & Communication, Computer Software & Hardware, Semiconductor devices.

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.

Kenichi TAKAHASHI

He was responsible for designs and counterfeit goods in Intellectual Property Section in Sharp Corporation from 1964 to 2009. He lectured on designs at the Japan Intellectual Property Association for 7 years.

Analine FAN Ten Yi

obtained a Master of Chemistry (Honors) from University of Edinburgh (2010). She joined the Firm in 2010. She focuses on patents relating to analytical chemistry, chemical biology, chemical engineering, colloids, bioinorganic chemistry, biosensors, biofuels, electrochemistry, enzymology, inorganic chemistry, materials, mass spectrometry, organic chemistry, solid state chemistry, polymers & pharmaceutical chemistry.

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.

Chiharu ARAKI

graduated with a Bachelor of Integrated Human Science from Sophia University (2009). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2011.

Matthew LEUNG

Trademarks, Intellectual Property Compliance and Administration.

Ryouji MIKATA

Trademarks and Civil Law.

Tatsuya YONEDA

born in Wakayama. He has a Bachelor's degree in Law from Kyoto University (2001).

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.

Adeline PHUA

received her Master of Science, Biochemical Engineering (2013) from University College London and Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Biotechnology (2012) from University of Edinburgh. She specializes in patents relating to agribiotechnology, biotechnology, biochemistry, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, genomics, glycobiology, immunology, oncology, pharmaceuticals, recombinant protein expression, regenerative medicine, vaccines & transcriptional analysis.

Nikhil KARANDE

obtained a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (2013) and his Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics from University of Mumbai (2010). He joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2014.

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.

Henry TANG

obtained his PhD in RNA-binding proteins (2014) and a Bachelor of Biotechnology, Honors (2005) from University of Queensland. Prior to joining the Firm in 2015 he was a research officer at UQ Translational Research Institute. He specializes in patents relating to biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cancer biology, cellular & molecular biology, endoscopic ultrasound, genomics, immunology microbiology, oncology, pharmaceuticals, pharmacogenics, RNA and recombinant protein expression 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.

Souma MUKAINO

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture from University of Tokyo (2013) and obtained a Master of Science, Agriculture from University of Tokyo (2015). He specializes in patents related to biotechnology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, parasitology and fisheries science.

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.

Leona YEO

Trademarks, Unfair Competition, Customs Seizures and Anti-Counterfeiting.

Mizpah CAPIÑA

received her Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from University of the Philippines-Diliman (2011) and is a licensed electronics engineer. She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016.

Idyll CAÑETE

graduated with a Bachelor of Science, International Relations magnum cum laude from Mindanao State University (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016.

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.

Lady Lee D. FAURILLO

received her Bachelor of Science, Accounting magnum cum laude from Ateneo de Naga University (2013). She qualified as a CPA in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm as an Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2016, she was a senior accounting associate with one of the world's largest management consulting firms.

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.

TRAN Ngoc Quynh Nhu

obtained her Bachelor of Business from James Cook University (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2016.

Brent RENNER-HAHN

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

MAO Qianchun

received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from University of the Toronto (2016). She specializes in patents relating to computer applied technologies, dynamo-electric machines and software control, electrical engineering, electronics, lasers, memory devices, optoelectronics, photonic lattices and other device applications, sensors & monitoring systems, semiconductor technologies, signal processing and telecommunications.

CHEN Ranran

graduated with a Master of Science in Accountancy from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2016), a Master of Science in Finance from Clark University (2013) and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Hunan University (2012). She joined the Firm as an Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2016.

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.

GOEY Ming Chieh

graduated with a Master of Electrical Engineering from University of Strathclyde (2016) and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Nottingham (2014). He specializes in patents relating to audio engineering, computer applied technologies, circuits, data processing, data recording, data communications, electronics, electronic components processing, electrical engineering, plasma physics, power electronics, renewable energy engineering, signal processing & control engineering, semiconductors and telecommunications.

Maria Lucia B. LOPEZ

Transactions and Recordals, Compliance, Technology Management, Ownership, Due Diligence, Assignments, General Corporate Governance, Procurement and Litigation.

Sharon YU

completed her Bachelor of Advanced Science, Chemistry (First Class Honors) and Bachelor of Laws (Honors) studies at University of New South Wales (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

XIANG Li

graduated with a Master of Sciences in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology from Imperial College London (2016) and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with High Distinction from University of Toronto (2015). She focuses on patents relating to agribiotechnology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioinformatics biopharmaceuticals, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, genomics, glycobiology immunology, mass spectrometry, neurosciences, oncology, structural biology, stem cells, synthetic biology and recombinant protein expression.

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.

Carolyn M. CALANOY

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

Pristy BENJAMIN

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

Nicole Kathryn M. GO

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts magnum cum laude from University of the Philippines Mindanao (2015). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Odessa A. ALIORDE

received her Bachelor of Science, Accounting cum laude from Ateneo de Naga University (2014). She qualified as a CPA in 2015. Prior to joining the Firm as an Accounting/eBilling Assistant in 2017, she was a financial controller & analyst at one major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines.

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.

Quima RENEGADO

received her Bachelor of Science, Economics from University of Southeastern Philippines (2009). 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

graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honors from University of East Anglia (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

LE Viet Phuong Anh

completed her PhD study on epithelial-mesenchymal plasticity in breast cancer using circulating tumor cells and circulating tumor DNA at University of Melbourne (2017). She also obtained a Bachelor of Biomedicine, First Class Honors (2011) from University of Melbourne. She specializes in patents relating to biochemistry, bioinformatics, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cellular & molecular biology, cell signaling and neurochemistry, genomics, immunology, molecular biology, microbiology, mass spectrometry, micro-molecular sciences, oncology, proteomics, pharmaceuticals, recombinant protein expression and transcriptional analysis.

Arvina Irene ANTHONY RAJ

graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, International Communication Studies with English Language and Literature, from University of Nottingham (2016). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

CHING Xin Ke

received her Master of Science (Honors), Human and Molecular Genetics (2017) and Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Medical Genetics (2016) degrees from University of Sheffield. She specializes in patents relating to biotechnology, biochemistry, biopharmaceuticals, cellular & molecular biology, enzymology, genomics, glycobiology, haematology, immunology, microbiology, oncology, proteomics, pharmacogenics, physical chemistry, recombinant protein expression, stem cells and regenerative medicine and telomeres.

Frances LEE

graduated with a Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychology from Murdoch University (2017). She joined the Firm as a Legal Assistant in 2017.

Richard S. PIANTINI

received his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering from University of the Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2017). 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, medical devices, nuclear engineering, plasma devices, transmission systems, radiological devices, semiconductor technologies and telecommunications.

Pachara RATANABANTHOON

received his Master of Engineering in Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering (Hons) from University of Sheffield (2017). He specializes in patents relating to computer applied technologies, biomechatronics, dynamo-electric machines and control, data processing, data recording, data communications sensor and monitoring systems, digital signal processing, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, medical device technologies, machine intelligence, robotics and telecommunications.

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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