Bar and Court Admissions
Japan, Chartered Patent Attorney
US Patent Agent (limited recognition from 2006-2009)
University of New Hampshire, U.S.A., M. of IP, 2006
Keio University, M. of Sc. in Eng., (sig. processing), 2002
Keio University, B. of Eng., (appl. physics + physico-informatics), 2000
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
A member of the international information committee of Kinki branch of JPAA
(2007 and 2008)
Tomoya is a multi-jurisdictional intellectual property expert. He is also an attorney with a rare background. He is licensed to practice law in the United States and intellectual property law in Japan. He represents clients of all sizes and helps these clients identify, protect, and leverage their intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad.
Tomoya has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in Japan and the United States. He can draft applications in both English and Japanese. He frequently lectures on Japanese and U.S. patent prosecution topics. His practice areas include patent prosecution and intellectual property counseling in the broad fields of electronics and mechanical engineering.
Prior to joining the firm, Tomoya worked at two globally recognized United States patent boutique firms and served as in-house patent counsel at a global electronics company. Tomoya is fluent in Japanese and English.