The paradigm shift caused by the 4th Industrial Revolution centered on 5G (5th-generation mobile communication systems), IoT (Internet of Things), and AI (artificial intelligence) is advancing, and the world is changing dramatically, and innovative products and services are about to be created one after another. Many innovations created in the paradigm shift are based on semiconductor and software technologies. After gaining experience as a semiconductor engineer, I have been engaged in intellectual property operations in the intellectual property sector of a company in the fields of semiconductors, electronics, and software. Taking advantage of the knowledge I have gained in my career, I intend to work as a patent attorney to contribute to successes of those who are challenging new businesses in the paradigm shift of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Takashi Ishimura
Representative Patent Attorney
Ishimura International IP Firm

Six Strengths

Experience of corporate IP practices

Various experiences in the IP department of a manufacturing company, such as IP strategy planning, invention discovery, drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, patent portfolio management, license negotiations, IP related researches, IP related contract reviews can be provided.

Strong technical understanding

Holding a master's degree in engineering. After 9-year experience of design and development of system LSI as an engineer, transferred to the intellectual property department and worked on intellectual property practices in the semiconductor field for 11 years. Specializes in semiconductor, electronics, and software fields.

Wide legal knowledge

Holding law degree in addition to a master of engineering and have wide range of legal knowledge besides intellectual property law. Have a lot of review experiences of non-disclosure agreements, joint development agreements, software license agreements, etc. from the IP perspective.

Drafting clear patent specifications

Draft claims that distinguish the difference from prior arts with the minimum necessary description, taking into account the ease of proof of infringement. Draft specifications with simple and plain text to avoid mistranslation during translation into other languages with the foreign application in mind.

Solid trademark application

In order to reduce the possibility of receiving a notice of refusal after filing, the trademark application will be made after conducting a thorough prior trademark search. Provide a report of the survey results to help you to select the designated product/service to apply for.

Support to Patent monetization

Support monetization of patents such as licensing out and selling patents. Specifically, support patent portfolio evaluation and enhancement, and development of claim chart/EoU (Evidence of Use) based on research on products of other companies and research on standards.

Main Services

Patent Research Services

Provide prior art search before patent application and invalidity search for specific patents.

IP Contract Consultation

Review intellectual property-related contracts, such as joint development agreements and software license agreements.

General Advisory Services

Upon request, provide various consulting services regarding intellectual property business in companies.