Members

Sakaki MORISHITA

Managing Partner
Language:Japanese, English
Electricity / IT, Computer tech. Mechatronics

Experience and Achievements

2009
Founded focalworks corporation
1997-2000
Director of Monolith Co., Ltd. Managed a number of national (MITI, STA) projects related to topology-based computer science. Worked on the construction of patent networks from advanced theories.
1994-1997
Associate in a patent law firm Handled domestic and foreign patent prosecution and administration of the translation division. Organized IP workshops jointly with foreign patent law firms. Completed a training program for patent practice in Europe(1995)
1986-1994
Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) Designed and developed products of computer hardware and architecture. Developed and commercialized a number of PCs including the world’s first 32-bit, A4 laptop. Designed a number of LSIs and printed boards. Handled process management, cost management and quality control. Twice awarded the Computer Department’s Best Inventor Award(1993 and 1994)
1986
B.S. in Physics Kyoto University

Publications

  • “All about License Agreements - Basic Edition” (LexisNexis Japan, 3rd ed:December 2016)
  • “All about License Agreements - Practical Business Edition” (LexisNexis Japan, 2nd ed:December 2016)
  • “Tax business for lawyers and patent attorneys and judicial scriveners for tax return in the year 2014 - 2017”(LexisNexis Japan, November 2013 - December 2016)
  • “International Business Law - Legal Work from trade transactions to articles of agreement in English”(LexisNexis Japan, 2nd ed:July 2015)
  • “BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL” (LexisNexis Japan, August 2008)
  • “Guide to US law” (LexisNexis Japan, November 2007)
  • “All about License Agreements – Legal Management of Business Risk ”(LexisNexis Japan, November 2006)
  • “Q&A for Business Troubles with Intellectual Property” (Chuokeizai-sha, Inc., December 2004)
  • “Protecting your intellectual rights in deploying your business in China” (Business Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 9, 2004)
  • “The Difference between Novelty and Inventive Step, a new interpretation based on relevant prior art”, Patent, vol.53 (JPAA, February 2000)
  • “Homotopy and Intellectual Property”, Invited paper in Proceedings Computer Graphics International 1999(IEEE, June 1999)
  • “A Model of Virtual Environments for Integrating Academia, Industry and Governments”, Position paper for EC/NSF Advanced Research Workshop in June 1999, France(Springer-Verlag London)
  • “Business, Academia, Government: Toward Symbiotic Collaboration in a Networked Society”, Invited paper in Frontiers of Human-Centred Computing, Online Communities and Virtual Environments(Springer-Verlag London)
  • “Status of R & D and possibilities of joint research efforts in security technology and homotopy technology supporting electronic commerce”(JETRO, March 1998)

Media

  • Narrative Company – Turning point of Top 11 entrepreneurs”(Publication Laboratory, January 2012)
  • Web TV Program “At the turning point of time -in pursuit of their career and life goals-“(May 2010 – April 2011)

Members

  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
  • The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • LES: Licensing Executives Society Japan
  • Japan Intellectual Property Association

Qualifications

  • Qualified to represent in IP litigation (2004)
  • Qualified as a patent attorney (1994)
  • Qualified as Microcomputer Application Systems Design Engineer (1991)
  • Qualified as Class I Information Technology Engineer (1991)
  • Passed Test in Practical English Proficiency (EIKEN) Grade 1 (1990)
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) score: 895

Practice

  • Patent / Utility Model / Design / Trademark Prosecution
  • Licensing
  • Consulting
  • Litigation