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Makoto IWATA

“Sincere and utmost attention to your every needs”

One of the favorite quotations of Makoto IWATA is from a French novelist Jules Verne, who is known as the “Father of Science Fiction”: “Anything you can imagine you can make real”.
Because imaginations, ideas, and wisdom of human beings are all so immeasurable, Makoto finds his career of serving to embody and give values to “creations of the mind” as a calling that is absolutely rewarding.

Makoto IWATA

“Sincere and utmost attention to your every needs”

One of the favorite quotations of Makoto IWATA is from a French novelist Jules Verne, who is known as the “Father of Science Fiction”: “Anything you can imagine you can make real”.
Because imaginations, ideas, and wisdom of human beings are all so immeasurable, Makoto finds his career of serving to embody and give values to “creations of the mind” as a calling that is absolutely rewarding.

Educational/Professional Background

2000 Kanazawa University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Functional Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng.)
2000 Shibuya Industry Corporation
2004 Adachi International Patent Office (now Nagoya International Patent Firm)
2006 Registered as a patent and trademark attorney

Areas of Expertise

In patent practice, Makoto is specialized in mechanical engineering, control engineering, mechatronics, and information and telecommunication. In particular, he has extensive expertise in automobile engineering (vehicle structure, engine control, vehicle fault diagnosis, ECU/microcomputer technology, vehicle network technology, car navigation, GPS, remote keyless entry system), image forming apparatus (printer), wireless communication technology.

Qualifications

-Chief Telecommunications Engineer

Membership of Associations

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)

Memberships & Committees

Japan Patent Attorneys Association

-Public Relations Center (2018-2021)
-Disaster prevention committee (2019)
-Education Institute (2013-2018)
-Technical Standards Committee (2017)
-Copyright Committee (2009)
-Industrial Competitiveness Promotion Committee (2009)

Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokai Branch

-Personnel Committee (2019)
-Public Relations Planning Committee (2017-2018)
-International Intellectual Property Committee (2014-2015)
-Intellectual Property Rights System Promotion Committee (2007-2008)

Others

-Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center Nagoya Branch, Steering Committee, Member (2020-2021)

Lectures & Speeches

-“Intellectual Property Seminar: Basics of Intellectual Property Rights”, Seminar hosted by our firm (November 2011)
-“Trademark Seminar: How to Protect Your Store and Product Name”, Seminar hosted by our firm (November 2011)
-“Seminar on Key Points and Issues on Copyrights”, Seminar hosted by our firm (November 2011)
-“What is Trademark Use?”, In-house seminar for our client (November 2011)
-“Fraudulent Registration of Trademark in China”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association Hokuriku Branch Seminar (November 2010)
-“How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Intellectual Properties”, Seminar hosted by METI Chubu Bureau of Economy (September 2010)
-“How to Write Patent Specifications and Drawings”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokai Kai Branch Weekend Patent Seminar (February 2009, Nagoya and Yokkaichi)
-“What is a Design Patent?”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokai Kai Branch Weekend Patent Seminar (January 2008)

Publications

-“Key Points on Speaking Engagement Agreements”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Patent 2010 Vol.11 (September 2010)


Contributions

-“On Product Standardization System for Market Creation”, The Mid-Japan Economist (June 2019)
-“Features of U.S. Patent System”, The Mid-Japan Economist (February 2019)
-“Column on Japan Patent Attorneys Association”, The Mid-Japan Economist (January 2019)
-“International Applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty”, The Mid-Japan Economist (November 2018)
-“Column on International Conferences on Intellectual Property”, The Mid-Japan Economist (August 2018)
-“On Japan’s Design System”, The Mid-Japan Economist (November 2008)

International Conferences

-INTA 2018 in Seattle
-AIPPI 2017 in Milan
-AIPPI 2009 in Seoul

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