지적재산전략이 오늘날 기업경영의 중요한 요소 중 하나인 것은 이미 논할 필요도 없는 명백한 사실이 되었습니다. BRICs로 대표되는 중진국, 개발도상국이 빠른 추격을 하고 있는 불안정한 시기에 탈로를 모색하고 있는 저희 나라는 기업의 지적 재산 전략에 대해서도 지금까지와 마찬가지로 선진국 중심의 단순한 도식만으로는 측량할 수 없는 복잡하고도 고도의 문제에 직면해 있습니다.

 
  저희 사무소는 기업, 연구기관 등과 같은 기관이 지적재산권을 최대한 활용할 수 있도록, 권리의 취득 및 관리부터 분쟁처리에 이르기까지 전과정을 세세하고 꼼꼼하게 돕는 것은 물론이며, 국내외의 움직임에 민감하게 반응하여, 여러분의 기대에 반드시 부응하는 서비스를 제공하는 것을 사명으로 삼고 있습니다. 그러므로, 특허와 관련한 각종 수속(특허, 실용신안, 의장, 상표 등과 관련한 출원, 심사, 심판 등)의 대리 업무와 재판과 관련한 각종 소송대리인 및 보좌인으로서의 업무를 비롯한 저작권, 라이센스 등을 포함한 지적재산과 연관된 전분야에 대한 각종 상담업무, 감정업무 등을 통하여 지적재산과 관련된 모든 문제 해결에 적극적으로 임하고 있습니다.

 
 

저희 사무소는 창립한지 20년이 된 비교적 젊은 특허 사무소이지만, 전신인 미나미타카오 특허사무소를 포함하면 40여 년의 역사와 노하우를 축적하고 있는 사무소입니다. 현재는 12명의 변리사를 중심으로, 총 39명(비상근 직원을 포함)의 구성원이 있는 중견규모의 특허사무소입니다. 특허 사무소는 의뢰인과의 깊이 있는 커뮤니케이션에 근거한 관계구축과 기동력이 있어야 비로소 효율적으로 그 기능을 할 수 있다고 생각합니다. 저희 구즈와 국제특허사무소는, 사무소의 규모나 구성원진의 능력 등 모든 면에서 이러한 자질을 갖춘 사무소라 자부합니다.

기술면에서는, 각 분야에 대한 여러분의 기대에 부응할 수 있도록, 앞서 말한 바와 같이 12명의 변리사와 19명의 우수한 기술 구성원들이 모든 기술 분야에 대해서 대응할 수 있도록 체계를 가다듬었습니다. 이와 동시에, 사무소 내의 스터디 그룹 등을 통하여 항상 첨단기술이나 법률적인 부분에서의 최신 정보의 수집에도 힘쓰며,지적재산권 전략, 지재재산권 보호의 본연의 자세에 대해서 사무소로서의 검토도 적극적으로 추진하고 있습니다. 또한, 각종 사무수속에 있어서는, 숙련된 법률전문구성원과 사무구성원이 신속하고 정확하게 업무를 수행하고 있습니다. 한편, 충실한 해외업무도 역시 풍부한 경험을 가지고 있는 저희 구즈와 국제특허사무소가 자랑하는 강점 중 하나입니다. 수많은 외국기업을 고객으로 하고 있는 저희 사무소가 지금까지 구축해온 경험과 어학능력을 살린 각국의 제휴 특허사무소와의 공동작업을 통하여 저희 사무소의 해외업무는 대단히 활발한 전개를 하기에 이르렀습니다.


 
 





 
  Patent Attorneys


  President Patent Attorney: KUZUWA, Kiyoshi

Head of KUZUWA & PARTNERS,
Registered Patent Attorney
Formerly, Professor of Chiba University
IP infringement litigator
Bachelor of Science
Languages: English (Spoken, Written), German (Spoken, Written)


 

Mr. Kuzuwa, heading KUZUWA & PARTNERS, has a variety of experience in the field of intellectual properties. Just after graduating from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), where he majored in polymer science, he started his career at the JPO in 1973 as patent examiner/appeal examiner in the field of polymer processing, applied chemistry, textile technology, medical science etc. In the meantime 1979 - 1980, he studied law at University of Munich and German and European Patent Law at Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property Law in Germany.

He was also in depth involved in legal affairs at the JPO, for changing the Japan Patent Law, revising Examination Guidelines etc., as a deputy director at the legal division of the JPO. Further, he was quite active in international affairs and often participated in international conferences at WIPO, EPO etc., as a governmental representative and even worked at the USPTO as an exchange patent examiner in 1988. After resigning from the JPO, he joined a Swiss Chemical Company in 1992, and worked there as Head of its Japan Office until he established KUZUWA & PARTNERS in Tokyo 1995. He writes many articles and books in the IP field, and often gives lectures at Japanese universities and international IP fora. He was also Professor of Chiba University from 2004 - 2005, and is now a member of INTA, AIPPI, FICPI, APAA, AEA and PTMG.



  Patent Attorney: SHIOZAKI, Susumu

Vice President of KUZUWA & PARTNERS
Master of Science
Former JPO Appeal Examiner
Specialized fields: Physics, Instrumentation
Engineering, Electronic Engineering,
Informatics and Trademarks
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: SUGIE, Kenichi

Master of Science
Specialized fields: Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: INOUE, Junichiro

Master of Science
Specialized fields: Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: KIMURA, Shinya

Doctor of Science (Ph.D.)
Specialized fields: Material Science, Organic Chemistry
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: ODAGIRI, Misa

Bachelor of Science
Specialized fields: Biology, Neuroscience, Behavioral Pharmacology
Languages: English(Spoken, Written), Indonesian(Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: YAGO, Tomomi

Bachelor of Science
Specialized Field: Food Science, Chemistry
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: MATSUURA, Ryoko

Master of Engineering
Specialized Field: Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry
Languages: English(Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: OHGURI, Yumi

Master of Engineering
Specialized Field: Organic Synthesis, Pharmaceutics, Genetic engineering
Languages: English(Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: CHINO, Sakura

Master of Science
Specialized Field: Molecular Biology, Genetic engineering
Languages: English(Spoken, Written)



  Patent Attorney: KIBA, Kunitoshi

Bachelor of Science
Specialized Field: Biotechnology, Microbiology, Food Science, Fisheries
Languages: English(Spoken, Written)



  Of counsel Patent Attorney: MAEDA, Masao

Bachelor of Science
Specialized fields: Mechanics and Dynamics,Information and Communications Technology,Naval Architecture, Automobile Technology
Languages: English (Written)



  Technology Specialist in Chief: TERAKAWA, Makoto

Master of Agriculture
Specialized fields: Microbiology, Genetic engineering, Chemistry, Trademarks, Design Patents
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)



  Chinese Patent Attorney: ZHENG, Yihong

Master of Science
Specialized Field: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sociology, Chemistry
Languages: Chinese(Native), Japanese(Spoken, Written), English(Spoken, Written)



  Consultant on Technical and Regulatory Matters: SANKARAN, Ramananthan

Doctor of Engineering
Specialized Field: Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Regulatory and Legal Affairs
Languages: Hindi(Native), English(Spoken, Written)



  Technical Advisor: HOUGA, Takuya

Master of Engineering
Specialized Field: Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Languages: English(Spoken, Written)



  Technical Advisor: TAKAGAHARA, Yoshiko

Doctor of Science
Specialized Field: Molecular Biology , Pharmacology
Languages: English(Spoken, Written)


 



Technical Staff



  NAGANO, Yasushi Bachelor of Science
Specialized fields: Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  UENO, Seishu Master of Engineering
Specialized fields: Electronics, Information Technology
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  OOMORI, Masashi Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.)
Specialized fields: Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biochemistry and Polymer Chemistry
Languages: English (Written)


  FURUTA, Atsushi Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.)
Specialized fields: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  HAGIWARA, Tsuyoshi LL.B. / M.A. in Human Security Studies
Specialized fields: IT, Medical/Administrative Affairs
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  YAMAMOTO, Sachie Bachelor of Agriculture
Specialized fields: Biochemistry, Mechanics
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  YAMAMURA, Kazuko Master of Global Environmental Studies
Specialized fields: Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Policy
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  FUJITA, Satoshi Bachelor of Science
Specialized fields: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Medicine and Pharmacology
Languages: English (Written)


  OKA, Atsuko Master of Science
Specialized fields: Urban Science, Urban Engineering and Information
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  OKUNO, AkihiroDoctor of Applied Science (Ph.D.)
Specialized fields : Information & Communications Technology, Metal Processing, Mechanics and Dynamics, Automobile Technology
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  TAKAYANAGI, Sachi Master of Medical Science
Specialized fields: Medicine and Marine Biology
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  NELSON, Madoka Doctor of Science (Ph.D.)
Specialized fields: Catalysts and Surface Science, Biochemistry
Languages: English (Spoken, Written)


  BRAND, Dieter Technical Translator
Specialized fields: Mechanics, Electronics and Licensing
Languages: German (Native), English (Spoken, Written), French (Spoken, Written),Japanese (Spoken, Written), Chinese (Written), Portuguese (Spoken, Written)



 



Paralegal Staff



  NAKAHATA, Yuriko Foreign correspondence and accounting

  MASUDA, Yumi Domestic filing, Prosecution and Litigation

  SUGA, Yuki Foreign filing and foreign correspondence

 

NAKAMURA, Miwako

Domestic filing, foreign filing and foreign correspondence

 

INOUE, Yuna

Foreign filing and foreign correspondence

 

MIKAMI, Yukiko

Foreign filing and foreign correspondence


 

HARA, Naoko

Foreign correspondence and Trademarks


  HUEGEL,Tina Secretary and foreign correspondence

  JI, Zhen Foreign correspondence and accounting

  MORI, Kasumi Foreign correspondence and Trademarks

     





 
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