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

Experience and Achievements

Founded focalworks corporation
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.
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)
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)
B.S. in Physics Kyoto University


  • “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)


  • 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)


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


  • 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


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