ABE & PARTNERS Attorney Profiles

Attorney Profiles

Attorney-at-Law Japan and New York
Patent Attorney Japan
Guest Professor Osaka University
Graduate School of Medicine

阿部隆徳

阿部隆徳

Education・Qualification

Pharmaceutical Medicine Course recognized by the Japanese Association of Pharmaceutical Medicine, a member of PharmaTrain Federation (2014)
Clinical Research Professional Course at The Center for Advanced Medical Engineering and Informatics, Osaka University (2014)
Georgetown University Law Center (Casual Researcher, 2003)
The George Washington University Law School (Visiting Scholar, 2002-2003)
Boston University School of Law, LL.M. in American Law Program (2002)
Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (1997)
The University of Tokyo,Faculty of Law (LL.B. 1995)

Internships in the U.S.

Practical Training on U.S. Litigation with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (2003)
Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP (2002-2003)

Professional Experience

Reviewer, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst (2016-)
Director of All Tohoku Clinical Trial Review and Audit Organization (2015-)
IRB committee member of All Tohoku Clinical Trial Review and Audit Organization (2015-)
Officer, IBA Technology Law Committee (2014-)
Local Representative, ITechLaw in Asia Pacific region (2014-)
Editorial Board Member of Safety in Health magazine (2014-)
Leader, China Patent Cooperative Association's group to visit China for the 21st Japan China IP Seminar (2014-)
Director, the Japan Society of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine (2014-)
Secretary General, China Patent Cooperative Association (2014-)
Director, Japan Society of Clinical Safety (2013-)
Candidate for mediator / arbitrator at Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (2013-)
Lecturer (Part-time), Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo (2013-2014)
Candidate for settlement mediator/arbitrator at the Sogo Funso Kaiketsu Center. (2012-)
Member of the Councilor Board of the Union of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine (2011-)
Lecturer (Part-time), Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo (2011-2014)
Commissioner, Medical Care and Nursing Ethics Committee, Osaka University Hospital (2011-)
Guest Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (2010-)
Researcher, Central Research Institute of Intellectual Property, Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2009)
Adjunct Professor, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine (2008-2010)
Lecturer (Part-time),Osaka University Graduate School of Law (2008)
Commissioner, Model Enterprise Analyzing Patients’ Death relating to Medical Examination, The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (2008-)
Secretary General, China Patent Cooperative Association (2007-2008)
Commissioner, Education Evaluation Committee, Osaka Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Intellectual Property (2006)
Commissioner, Stem Cell Research Committee, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (2006-)
Commissioner, Human Genome Research Committee, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma (2005-)
Commissioner, Gene Therapy Clinical Research Committee, Japan National Center for Child Health and Development (2005-)
Commissioner, Working Group for ELSI on Medical Research, Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(2005-)
Lecturer (Part-time), Osaka Institute of Technology (2005-2008)
Commissioner, ELSI Committee, Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2004-2008)

Professional Affiliations

Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Osaka Bar Association
Japan Patent Attorneys Associations
Japanese Association of Industrial Property Law
Licensing Executive Society Japan
Japanese Association of Medical Law
Japan Society of Risk Management for Preventive Medicine
International Association of Risk Management in Medicine
American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
International Technology Association
International Bar Association

Languages

Japanese and English
Attorney-at-Law Japan

Michiko KINOSHITA

 

Michiko KINOSHITA

Education・Qualification

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2011)
The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D. 2007)
(Cum laude)
The University of Tokyo,Faculty of Law (LL.B. 2005)

Others

N/A

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (December 2012 - )

Professional Affiliations

Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Osaka Bar Association

Languages

Japanese and English
Attorney-at-Law Japan

Tomohiro KAZAMA

 

Tomohiro KAZAMA

Education・Qualification

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2012)
The University of Tohoku School of Law (J.D.2012)
(award for high grades in Civil Law and Practice, Criminal Law and Practice, and Public Law and Practice)
The University of Tohoku, Faculty of Law (Research Student,2004-2005)
The University of Tohoku, Faculty of Law (LL.B.2004)
(Cum laude)

Others

N/A

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (March 2014 - )

Professional Affiliations

Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Osaka Bar Association

Languages

Japanese and English

Patent Attorney Japan

Isamu Kotobuki

Isamu Kotobuki

Education・Qualification

Patent Attorney (2012)
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate school of Bioscience and Biotechnology (Master of Science 1994)
Kanazawa University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology (Bachelor of Science 1992)

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (2014- )
Nipro Corporation (2012-2014)
(Intellectual Property Department; patent applications, patent searches, opinions on infringement and validity of patents, litigation regarding the patents of medical products and devices.)
Nipro Pharma Corporation (2012-2012)
(Same as the above.)
Zensei Pharmaceutical Industries Co., Ltd. (2004-2012)
(Production Engineering Department; developing the new technologies of the pharmaceutical manufacturing. Product Planning Department; project proposal of the new products, patent applications, patent searches, litigation regarding the patents of medical products.)
Forum Engineering Inc. (2001-2004)
(Temporary researcher; developing the new products in each host company.)
Uchiyama International Patent Office (2000-2001)
(drafting patent specifications.)
Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim Co., Ltd. (1994-2000)
(Pharmaceutical Research Department; developing the new medical products.)

Professional Affiliations

Japan Patent Attorneys Associations

Languages

Japanese and English

Attorney-at-law Japan

Kaoru Ochiai

Kaoru Ochiai

Education・Qualification

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2013)
The University of Tokyo School of Law (J.D.2013)
(Cum laude)
The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law (L.L.B.2010)

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (2014- )

Professional Affiliations

Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Osaka Bar Association

Languages

Japanese and English

Attorney-at-law Japan
Pharmacist Japan

Masahiro Kanou

Masahiro Kanou

Education・Qualification

Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2013)
The University of Nagoya School of Law (J.D. 2009)
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1997)
Pharmacist (1996)
Kyoto University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
(Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1995)

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (2014- )
MY Dispensing Pharmacy (2009-2013)
(As a pharmacist, dispensing based on prescription, and engaging in medication description to the patient.)
Mochida Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (1997-2001)
(Belonging to the research and development headquarters, and engaging in screening and research of new drugs.)

Professional Affiliations

Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Osaka Bar Association

Languages

Japanese and English

Patent Attorney Japan

Kazunori Umeda

Kazunori Umeda

Education・Qualification

Patent Attorney (2007)
First Class Radiation Protection Supervisor (1983)
Kyoto University, Department of Food Science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture (Master of Agriculture 1982)
Kyoto University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology (Bachelor of Agriculture 1980)

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (2016- )
Nakajima & Associates IP Firm (2000-2016)
(Involved in patent prosecution for domestic and international cases in the fields of image processing, information technology, electronics, chemistry and biotechnology.)
Procter & Gamble Japan (1989-2000)
(Technical Information Service Group; involved in prior art search, analysis of patent Information and management of external research projects, Health Care Product Development Division; involved in product research for OTC (Over the Counter Drug).)
Pharmacia Japan Co., Ltd. (1982-1989)
(Diagnostic Division; involved in product development for extracorporeal diagnostic medicines in the field of allergy.)

Professional Affiliations

Japan Patent Attorneys Associations

Languages

Japanese and English

Patent Attorney Japan

Hitoshi Matsui

Hitoshi Matsui

Education・Qualification

Patent Attorney (2016)
The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master of Pharmacy 2000)
The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Bachelor of Pharmacy 1997)

Professional Experience

ABE & PARTNERS (2016- )
KYOMEI INTERNATIONAL PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE (2011-2016)
(Involved in patent applications, patent searches and consulting services for domestic and international cases in the fields of machinery, chemistry and biotechnology.)
Eli Lilly Japan K.K. (2000-2010)
(Clinical Development Division; involved in clinical studies and development of new drugs in the regions of central nervous system and endocrine.)

Professional Affiliations

Japan Patent Attorneys Associations

Languages

Japanese and English
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