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Atsushi YAMAKOSHI

“Always see through the eyes of the clients to fulfill their needs”

The specialty of Atsushi YAMAKOSHI is electronic engineering, especially medical electronic devices. He has accumulated knowledge and experience through his 25 years of career in the healthcare sector. This backbone also gave him experience in global business practices, not to mention the knowledge in regulations on medical devices and premarket procedures. Based on his deep understanding in cultural diversity in different countries, Atsushi is able to provide consultations and proposals that best suit individual purposes and requests of his clients.

Atsushi YAMAKOSHI

“Always see through the eyes of the clients to fulfill their needs”

The specialty of Atsushi YAMAKOSHI is electronic engineering, especially medical electronic devices. He has accumulated knowledge and experience through his 25 years of career in the healthcare sector. This backbone also gave him experience in global business practices, not to mention the knowledge in regulations on medical devices and premarket procedures. Based on his deep understanding in cultural diversity in different countries, Atsushi is able to provide consultations and proposals that best suit individual purposes and requests of his clients.

Educational/Professional Background

1994  Shizuoka University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering (B.Eng.)
1994  Toshiba Medical Tokyo Service Corporation (now CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION)
2001  Admis, Inc.
2004 Siemens Asahi Medical Technologies Ltd. (now Siemens Healthineers K.K.)
2010  Registered as a patent and trademark attorney
2013  Nagoya International Patent Firm
2015  Registered as a administrative scrivener

Areas of Expertise

Atsushi is specialized in electrical engineering and electronic devices in patent practice. In particular, he has extensive expertise in medical devices. He also has experience and expertise in regulations on medical devices under the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (authorizations, approvals and acquisitions of authentication of medical devices.)

He has following titles at following organizations:
-Medicine-engineering collaboration coordinator, Yokohama Industrial Development Corporation
-Advisor patent attorney, Promotion Center for Medical Collaboration and Intellectual Property
-Guest researcher, Japan Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment, Medical Device Strategy Institute

Atsushi has a blog where he shares information on regulations in medical device industry under the Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Act and on intellectual property trends of medical equipment.

Atsushi offers his knowledge to small businesses as a specialist on intellectual property, in affiliation with public interest incorporated foundations, which support local small businesses.

Membership of Associations

Affiliation

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Japan Federation of Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialists Associations

Public Interest Incorporated Foundations He is Registered to

-Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion
-Yokohama Industrial Development Corporation
-Ota City Industrial Promotion Organization
-Saitama City Foundation for Business Creation
-Kanagawa Industrial Promotion Center

Lectures & Speeches

-“Medicine-engineering Cooperation Training Seminar for Producing Competitive Products in International Market”, AMED Next Generation’s Medical Equipment Webinar (August 23, 2021 and October 2, 2020)

-“Intellectual Property Rights in Medical Device Development and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act”, Medtec Webinar (September 30, 2020)

-“Intellectual Property Rights in Medical Device Development and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act”, Intellectual Property Seminar for Companies Aiming to Commercialize Medical Devices (December 19, 2019)

-“Intellectual Property Rights in Medical Device Development and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act”, AMED Next Generation’s Medical Equipment Seminar (November 6, 2019)

-“Intellectual Property Rights in Medical Device Development and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act”, Medtec Japan Seminar 2019 (March 19, 2019)

-“Intellectual Property Rights in Medical Device Development and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act”, Trends of Medical Devices Abroad and Intellectual Property in Medicine-Engineering Collaboration Seminar (March 7, 2018)

-“Promoting Development and Commercialization of Medical Devices in Japan”, Training Seminar for Business Persons in Medical Device Industry (August 22, 2018)

– “Viewpoint of a Patent Attorney: Challenges Facing Newcomers to the Medical Device Industry”, Medicine-Engineering Collaboration Seminar (January 27, 2017)

-“Intellectual Property of Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Regulations”, Medical Device Center (March 14, 2017)

-“Intellectual Property of Pharmaceutical Equipment and Related Pharmaceutical Regulations”, Medicine-Engineering Collaboration Seminar (October 16, 2017)

-“How to Enter Medical Device Industry”, Fukuoka Chamber of Commerce (November 15, 2017)

-“Insight into Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical Affairs Law for Building Your Business Strategies: How Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Law Affect Medical Device Development”, Training Seminar for Medical Device Development and Commercialization (November 17, 2017)

-“Seminar on How to Enter Medical Device Industry: Business Strategy from the Perspective of Intellectual Property of Pharmaceutical Affairs”, Ota-ku Industry Promotion Association (February 5, 2016)

-“Insight into Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical Affairs Law for Building Your Business Strategies”, Training Seminar for Commercialization and Development of Japanese Medical Devices (July 8, 2016)

-“How Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act Affect Medical Device Development”, Medicine-engineering Collaboration Promotion Seminar (July 15, 2016)

-“How Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act Affect Medical Device Development”, Department of Advanced Engineering and Surgery (FATS), Institute for Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Tokyo Women’s Medical University (August 3, 2015)

-“How Intellectual Property Rights and the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act Affect Medical Device Development”, Medical Device Development Promotion Workshop (December 2, 2015)

-“Challenges Facing Newcomers to the Medical Device Industry”, The 3rd Medical Device Business Entry Promotion Seminar (December 15, 2015)

-“Technologies Applicable to Medical Devices”, The 2nd Medical Device Business Entry Promotion Seminar (August 6, 2014)

-“How Intellectual Property Rights and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act Affect Medical Device Development”, Healthcare Industry and Medical Devices Development Training Seminar (December 15, 2014)

-“Insight into Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical Affairs Law for Building Your Business Strategies”, The 10th Seminar on Medicine-engineering Cooperation (December 10, 2013)

University Lectures

-Part-time lecturer, Intensive Course on Intellectual Property Rights, Faculty of Engineering, Shizuoka University (June – September 2019, January 29 – March 31, 2018, September 1 – September 30, 2017)

Publications

-“Survey on Trend of Design Applications in FY 2008: Medical and Laboratory Devices”, Japan Medical Devices Journal Vol. 43 No. 397 2016.5-8 (March 2019)

-“Intellectual Property in Medical Devices”, Japan Medical Industry Journal Vol.43 No.397 2016.5-8 (September 2016)

-“Trends in Medical Device Patent Applications in Japan, the U.S., Europe, China, and South Korea,” Research Paper No. 17, Institute of Medical Devices Industry (December 2015)

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