Hori & Partners

ABOUT OUR FIRM

Hori & Partners is aninternational IP law firm handling patents, trademarks, design patents andutility models in Japan and abroad.

Our firm has 6 patent attorneysand  technicalstaffsfamiliar with handling patent applications, trademarkapplications, design patent applications and utility model applications andprosecution thereof.

Our firm provides services infiling patent, trademark, design patent and utility model applications forJapanese clients and foreign clients, prosecuting applications thereof, filingappeals with Board of Appeals of Japanese Patent Office (JPO) against thedecisions of examiners, filing appeals with Intellectual Property High Courtagainst decisions of JPO, filing appeals with Supreme Court against decisionsof Intellectual Property High Court and handling infringement suits beforeDistrict Courts, filing appeals with Intellectual Property High Court againstdecisions of District Courts, filing appeals with Supreme Court againstdecisions of Intellectual Property High Court. Our firm further providesservices initiating invalidation trials of Japanese patents, registeredtrademarks, design patents and registered utility models and preparing expert’sopinions on infringement or validity about Japanese patents, patentapplications, Japanese registered trademarks, trademark applications, Japanesedesign patents, design patent applications and Japanese registered utilitymodels.

Our firm is particularly specialized in handlingpatent applications, trademark applications, design patent applications andutility model applications written in English for foreign clients since ourpatent attorneys are highly proficient in English.

Our firm covers various technicalfields and the illustrative examples thereof include Electronics, ElectricalEngineering, Medical Devices and Systems, Semiconductors and Processes formanufacturing them, Chemistry including Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry,Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Biologicaland Environmental Engineering, Recording Media, Chemical Process Engineering, ImagingTechnology, Digital Data Processing, Vacuum Engineering, Control Engineering, MachineTechnology regarding Automobile, Agriculture Machine and the like,Inorganicmaterials such as ceramic, Structural Materials including metal and non-metal, OpticalFiber, Mobile Communication Systems, Computer Software, Business Methods, Games,Applied Dynamics, Steel Structure, Coin or Banknote Handling Machines etc.



PRESIDENT

Shiroyuki Hori

RegisteredNumber:9711

 Education:

Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Universityof Tokyo

 Practice Areas:

             Drafting and Prosecuting patent, trademark and designpatent applications in Japan for Japanese clients and foreign clients

Drafting andProsecuting patent, trademark and design patent applications in US, Europeancountries and Asian countries for Japanese clients

Preparing expert’sopinions on infringement or validity about Japanese patents or patentapplications, Japanese registered trademarks or trademark applications,Japanese design patents or design patent applications and Japanese registered utilitymodel

Filing invalidationtrials before Japanese Patent Office (JPO) against Japanese patent, registeredtrademark, design patent and registered utility model, filing appeals before IntellectualProperty High Court against decisions of JPO, filing appeals before SupremeCourt against the decisions of Intellectual Property High Court

Handling infringement suits of patent,registered trademark, design patent and registered utility model beforeDistrict Courts, filing appeals before Intellectual Property High Court againstdecisions of District Courts, filing appeals before Supreme Court againstdecisions of Intellectual Property High Court

 Technical Focus:

             Computer Software, Mathematics

 Membership of Professional Institutions:

             Experts committee member of IntellectualProperty High Court

Experts committee member of Tokyo District Court

Experts committee member of Osaka District Court

             Member of Patent Committee ofJapan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

             Member of Biotechnology Committee of JPAA

             Member of Software Committee of JPAA

 Literature:

            “Non-essentialproperty of applicable requirement of Equivalent Theory”"“Patent”: JPAA)

             “Product-by-process”"“Patent”: JPAA)

Maejima Yukihiko

Registered Number:16236

 Education:

Master of Science, Physics, University of Tokyo

 Professional Career:

             NEC Corporation, Central ResearchInstitute

Practice Areas:

Drafting andProsecuting patent, trademark and design patent applications in Japan

Preparing Expert Opinions about patents, trademarksand design patents

 Technical Focus:

            Electronics,Electrical Engineering, Semiconductors (Silicon LSI, Compound Semiconductor,Imaging Device), Semiconductor Manufacturing Process, Radiation Metrology,X-ray Optics, Accelerating Device, Vacuum Engineering, Inorganic Materials suchas Ceramic

Akira Hasegawa

 Registered Number:19414

 Education:

Master of Agricultureand Life Science, Biological andEnvironmental Engineering, University ofTokyo

 Professional Career:

Toyota Tsusho Corporation,Daimler-Benz, Patent Firm

PracticeAreas:

Drafting andProsecuting patent, trademark and design patent applications in Japan

 Technical Focus:

Machine Technology regarding Automobile, AgricultureMachine and the like, Control Engineering, Mobile Communication System, ComputerSoftware

Hiroo Murakami

 RegisteredNumber:19414

 Education:

Ph.D. GraduateSchool of Medicine, Neuroscience, Department of Neurology, University of Tokyo

 ProfessionalCareer:

          Institute of Medical Science,Human Genome Center, University of Tokyo

PracticeAreas:

            Draftingand Prosecuting patent, trademark and design patent applications in Japan,

Drafting andProsecuting patent, trademark and design patent applications in US, Europeancountries and Asian countries

 Technical Focus:

             Biotechnology (Molecular Biology,Environment), Medical System, ComputerScience, Bioinformatics (Sequencing Analysis, Biological Statistics, AI),Chemistry (mainly Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry), Business Method, Game

Takashi Kogawa

 RegisteredNumber:14132

 Education:

Master of Mechanical Engineering, Material Strength Mechanics, TohokuUniversity

 ProfessionalCareer:

Nippon Kokan (current JFE), Research Institute and IntellectualProperty Department, Patent Firm

PracticeAreas:

Drafting and Prosecuting patent, trademark and design patentapplications in Japan,

 Technical Focus:

Machine Technology, Structureof Architectural Construction, Structural Materials including Metal and Non-metal

COUNSEL

Koichi Oishi

 RegisteredNumber:7803 (registeredin 1973)

 Education:

             Masterof Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Tokyo

             Bachelorof Engineering, Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo

 ProfessionalCareer:

             Fuji Film Co. Ltd., Group Manager of PatentDepartment

             Nakamura & Partners, Partner

             Oishi & Partners, President

             Kioizaka Themis, Partner

PracticeAreas:

            Drafting andProsecuting patent, trademark, design patent applications and utility modelapplications in Japan for Japanese clients and foreign clients

Drafting andProsecuting patent, trademark and design patent applications in US, Europeancountries and Asian countries for Japanese clients

Preparing expert’sopinions on infringement or validity about Japanese patents or patentapplications, Japanese registered trademarks or trademark applications, Japanesedesign patents or design patent applications and registered utility model

Handling infringement suits of patent,registered trademark, design patent and registered utility model beforeDistrict Courts, filing appeals before Intellectual Property High Court againstdecisions of District Courts, filing appeals before Supreme Court againstdecisions of Intellectual Property High Court

Filing invalidationtrials before Japanese Patent Office (JPO) against Japanese patent, registeredtrademark, design patent and registered utility model, filing appeals before IntellectualProperty High Court against decisions of JPO, filing appeals before SupremeCourt against the decisions of Intellectual Property High Court

             Preparing non-infringement arguments againstcompetitors’ patents and arguments for invalidating competitors’ patents inJapan, US, Europe and Asian countries

             Negotiation relating alicense agreement

 Technical Focus:

Recording Media,Chemistry, Chemical Process Engineering, Medical Devices or Systems, ImagingTechnology, Semiconductors, Automobiles, Data Processing, Computer Software, AppliedDynamics, Steel Structure, Optical Fiber, Fuel Cells, Nanotechnology, Coin orBanknote Handling Machines

 Membership of Professional Institutions

         Member ofInternational Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI),

             Member of InternationalFederation of Intellectual Property Counsel (FICPI),

             Member of International Committeeof Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Member of International Committee of JapanIntellectual Property Association,

             Member of Patent Committee ofJapan Intellectual Property Association,

             Vice-Chairman of Tokyo UniversityPatent Attorney Association

 Literatures:

         “Patent Infringement in France”(“Tokkyo Kanri”: Japanese Patent Association),

            “Indirect PatentInfringement in Europe” (Joint authorship) (“Tokkyo Kanri”: Japanese PatentAssociation),

             “Analyzing Judicial Precedentsabout Prior Use Right”"“Patent”: JPAA)

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