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Vice President, Senior Partner, Managing Partner

Keisaku ISHIHARA

“I begin and end with in-depth analysis for better proposals and better contributions”

The immeasurable expertise of Keisaku ISHIHARA includes handling invalidation trials, suits against trial decisions, license negotiations, and infringement litigations; providing determinations of all sorts, and expert opinions; and creating agreements, in addition to preparing and filing applications for patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks. Keisaku also has substantial experience in negotiations for his international clients when they are exercising their IP rights in Japan and when they are alleged for infringement in Japan. With all his experiences and accomplishments in his carrier, Keisaku continues his untiring efforts and devotion to improve his skills and knowledge to better serve his clients for further development of their business. Keisaku is very occupied at work and even more occupied at home by his two family cats.

Keisaku ISHIHARA

“I begin and end with in-depth analysis for better proposals and better contributions”

The immeasurable expertise of Keisaku ISHIHARA includes handling invalidation trials, suits against trial decisions, license negotiations, and infringement litigations; providing determinations of all sorts, and expert opinions; and creating agreements, in addition to preparing and filing applications for patents, utility models, designs, and trademarks. Keisaku also has substantial experience in negotiations for his international clients when they are exercising their IP rights in Japan and when they are alleged for infringement in Japan. With all his experiences and accomplishments in his carrier, Keisaku continues his untiring efforts and devotion to improve his skills and knowledge to better serve his clients for further development of their business. Keisaku is very occupied at work and even more occupied at home by his two family cats.

Educational/Professional Background

1996   Nagoya University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering (M.Eng.)
1996   Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
1997   Received JSME (The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) Treatise Award
1998   Adachi International Patent Office (now Nagoya International Patent Firm)
2001   Registered as a patent and trademark attorney
2004  Trained in Boehmert & Boehmert course in Germany
2006  Qualified as an IP infringement litigator
2007  Became Vice-President/Senior Partner/Managing Partner

Areas of Expertise

In patent practice, Keisaku is specialized in mechanical engineering, control engineering, mechatronics, and business method. In particular, he has extensive expertise in vehicle control such as braking control and engine control, etc., information and telecommunication, and semiconductor substrate manufacture and fluid equipment. He is also experienced in design and trademark service, and legal consulting in intellectual property domain. He has long been representing both international and Japanese clients in negotiations and licensing matters, offering his knowledge of intellectual property in Japan and other countries.

Qualifications

-EIKEN Test, Grade 1

Membership of Associations

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

Memberships & Committees

Japan Patent Attorneys Association

-International Activities Center (2004-2005, 2020-2021)
-Compliance Committee (2020)
-IP Business Consulting Committee (2009)
-Intellectual Property Consulting Study Committee (2008)
-Intellectual Property Valuation Promotion Center (2006-2007)

Japan Patent Attorneys Association Tokai Branch

-Vice Chairperson (2021)
-Legal Committee (2020)
-Auditor-General (2017)
-Secretary-General (2014-2015, 2018)
-Personnel Committee (2012-2013)
-Intellectual Property Support Committee (2007)
-General Affairs Committee (2006)
-Intellectual Property Rights System Promotion Committee (2004)

Others

-Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center Nagoya Branch, Steering Committee, Member (2022)

IPO (Intellectual Property Owner’s Association)

-Asian Practice Committee (2017-2021)

Lectures & Speeches

“Update on Design Law Across Asia: What You Need to Know (Virtual Only)”, speaker at 2021 IPO ANNUAL MEETING, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS SESSIONS (September 2021)

”Breaking Japan’s IP ‘Myth-Perceptions’: Capitalizing on the 2020 Updates in IP Acquisition and Enforcement”, moderator of panel discussion, Marcusevans Online Events (November 2020)

-”Seminar on Upcoming Law Reform in 2020″, Seminar hosted by our firm (November 2019)

-”Strategies for Creating Inventions and Filing Patent Applications: Key Points on Patent Application Strategy to Gain an Advantage over Your Competitors”, Seminar hosted by our firm (June 2017)

-Workshop “What Do Foreign Colleagues Expect from EPO ­style PCT Applications? The View from Outside / Best Practice/Claim Drafting”, Speaker, UNION IP Congress 2017 (June 2017)

-”How to Use Product by Process Claim from Now on: Selecting the Most Appropriate Claim Form for Patent Application and Enforcement, with Examples in Other Countries”, Seminar hosted by our firm (July 2016)

-“Special Seminar on European Patent Convention (EPC) and European Patent System”, Seminar at Japan Intellectual Property Association (September and October 2015)

-“Branding Strategy to Take After the Upcoming Trademark Act Amendment”, Seminar hosted by our firm (March 2015)

-“How Can Universities Effectively Have Their Inventions Patented in the US?”, Seminar at Industry-Academia-Government Cooperation Office, Intellectual Property Department of Nagoya University (January 2013)

-“Enforcing IP in Japan”, “IP Protection Strategy in Japan”, “Panel Discussion on Enforcement Topic”, “Panel Discussion on IP Protection Strategy and Monetization”, 2012 Summit on Global IP Strategy for Corporate Counsel at Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP (December 2012)

-“Latest Trends of US Patent: With Observation on US Patent Act Amendment and Recent Cases”, Seminar hosted by our firm (June 2012)

“Impact of U.S. Patent Law Amendment on Japan”, Interpreter and commentator for the lecture given by Mr. Patrick J. Coyne, Partner, U.S. Patent Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garret & Dunner, Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Division, Nagoya University (May 2012)

-“U.S. Patent Law Amendment and Its Impact on Universities”, Intellectual Property Department, Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Promotion Division, Nagoya University (January 2012)

-“Tips for Filing European and German Patents: Key Points on Patent Application and Patent Search in Europe and Germany”, Seminar hosted by our firm (May 2015)

-“2004 Weekend Patent Seminar in Nagoya: On Patent Claim Interpretation”, Seminar at Japan Patent Attorney Association Tokai Branch (October 2004)

Publications

-“A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON PATENT SUBJECT MATTER ELIGIBILITY AND SOFTWARE-RELATED INVENTIONS” (IPO White Paper), Co-Author, IPO (December 2019)

-“Protection of Graphic Logo Trade Marks Around the World – Copyright or Trade Mark Enforcement? An International Survey of Twenty Countries”, Co-Author, IPO (November 2017)

-“Intellectual Property Valuation Services by Patent Attorneys: How to Learn from Patent and Trademark Valuation Cases (2)”, Co-author, Japan Patent Attorney Association, Patent 2010 Vol. 63 (June 2010)

-“Intellectual Property Valuation Services by Patent Attorneys: How to Learn from Patent and Trademark Valuation Cases (1)”, Co-author, Japan Patent Attorney Association, Patent 2010 Vol. 63 (May 2010)

International Conferences

Since 2004, Keisaku has been attending international conferences such as AIPPI, APAA, INTA, MARQUES, ECTA, IPO, etc.

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