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Kenshi TAKENAKA

“God is in the details”

Without exception, Kenshi TAKENAKA gives his meticulous and thorough attention to detail in everything he is assigned to for perfection and excellence beyond expectation, which is obvious from his work and also from his private life, such as his well-prepared performances on stage in his friends’ wedding parties. Kenshi began his career in the field of intellectual property in 1995. His pursuit for strategies to maximize the potential of inventions has never stopped since.

Kenshi TAKENAKA

“God is in the details”

Without exception, Kenshi TAKENAKA gives his meticulous and thorough attention to detail in everything he is assigned to for perfection and excellence beyond expectation, which is obvious from his work and also from his private life, such as his well-prepared performances on stage in his friends’ wedding parties. Kenshi began his career in the field of intellectual property in 1995. His pursuit for strategies to maximize the potential of inventions has never stopped since.

Educational/Professional Background

1995 Nagoya Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Production System Engineering (B.Eng.)
1995 Paloma Co., Ltd.
2000  Adachi International Patent Office (now Nagoya International Patent Firm)
2003  Registered as a patent and trademark attorney
2005  Qualified as an IP infringement litigator

Areas of Expertise

In patent practice, Kenshi is specialized in control engineering, information and telecommunication, mechatronics, and business method. In particular, he is experienced in vehicle control (motion characteristic control, autonomous driving etc.), image processing, and communication system. He has extensive expertise on patent cases in Japan, especially the ones about inventive step and non-obviousness.

Membership of Associations

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
International Trademark Association (INTA)

Memberships & Committees

Japan Patent Attorneys Association
-Patent Committee, Vice Chair (2019-2021)
-Patent Committee, Member (2016-2018)

Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokai branch
-Organization for Cooperation with Educational Institutions (2016-2017)

Lectures & Speeches

-“Briefing Session on Amendments to the Patent Law in 2019”, Patent Attorney Association Member Training Course (February 2020)
-“Briefing Session on Amendments to the Patent Law in 2018” Patent Attorney Association Member Training Course (December 2018, May and June 2019)
-“Key Points on Writing Patent Specifications Based on Analysis of Recent Cases and Recent Verdicts: From the Perspective of Patent Requirements and Sufficiency Theory”, Japan Patent Attorneys Association Patent Committee Open Forum in Fiscal Year 2017 (February 2018)
-“Points to Be Examined for Revision and Improvement of the Japanese Patent System Based on a Comparison of Patent Systems in Other Countries”, Fiscal Year 2016 Japan Patent Attorneys Association Patent Committee Open Forum (February 2017)

Publications

-“Consideration on logic of inventive step useful for invalidation trial practice”, co-author, Patent 2020 Vol. 75 (March 2022)
-“Consideration on discrepancy between Examination Guidelines and Court’s rulings — in terms of inventive step –“, co-author, Patent 2022 Vol. 75 (March 2022)
-“How to Respond to Office Actions: Analysis Based on Court Cases”, co-author, Patent 2020 Vol.73 (September 2020)
-“Deciding Whether an Invention Meets Patent Requirements by Examining Problems to Be Solved by the Invention Section of Patent Specification”, co-author, Patent 2020 Vol.73 (May 2020)
-”Trend Analysis of Recent Cases on Inventive Steps”, co-author, Patent 2020 Vol.73 (June 2019)
-“Points to Be Revised and Improved in the Japanese Patent System: With a Comparison of Patent Systems in Other Countries”, Patent 2017 Vol.70, co-author (October 2017)

International Conferences

-APAA 2017 in Auckland
-APAA 2016 in Bali
-INTA 2016 in Orlando
-APAA 2015 in Okinawa

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