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      Representative Partner
    Tadao Hirata

Registration (1) Japan Patent Attorneys Association (with an additional note authorizing representation in specified infringement lawsuits)
(2) AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property)
Main business activity (1) Business support based on the intellectual properties related to commercialization of products using semiconductor materials which have not been placed on the market (filing patent applications to build a patent portfolio, explaining the technic to the Patent Office to acquire the rights of the filed patent applications, implementing measures against competitors’ patents, etc.)
(2) Business support based on the intellectual properties related to commercialization of products using phosphor materials which have not been placed on the market (filing patent applications to build a patent portfolio, explaining the technic to the Patent Office to acquire the rights of the filed patent applications, implementing measures against competitors’ patents, etc.)
(3) Routinely finding significant inventions hidden in the specifications of the pending patent applications and acquisition of their rights
(4) Preparation of Expert opinions as part of countermeasures against competitors’ patents, examination and consideration of licensing, etc.
Brief history (1) 1963  Graduate from Toyama University
(2) 1963-1973 Worked for a company
(3) 1966 Passed the patent attorney examination
(4) 1973-1976  Worked for a patent law office run by an American
(5) 1976-1985 Worked for a patent office as a partner
(6) 1985- present Hirata and Partners
(7) 1999 Was awarded a Yellow Ribbon Medal of Honor in a Conferment of Imperial Decorations
(8) 2004 Passed the agent examination of the specified infringement lawsuits

Articles recently posted on Patent magazines (1) Comparison between Inventive Step in Japan and Non-Obviousness In The United States, from page 1, March 2014
(2) What the America Invents Act means for you and how optimally to adjust your Patent Practice, from page 56, September 2012
(3) The Inequitable Conduct Defense: Where do we go from THERASENSE, from page 41, July 2011
(4) The Supreme Court’s recent overruling of the court of appeals for the Federal Circuit: has the Federal Circuit been rendered powerless, , from page 44, May 2010


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(TOKYO OFFICE)
6TH FLOOR,
NIBAN-CHO CASHEW BUILDING,
4-3, NIBAN-CHO,
CHIYODA-KU,
TOKYO 102-0084, JAPAN
PHONE +81-3-6908-8753
FAX +81-3-6908-8763

(NAGOYA OFFICE)
6TH FLOOR,
SOAR BUILDING
2-3, IZUMI 1-CHOME,
HIGASHI-KU, NAGOYA-SHI,
AICHI 461-0001, JAPAN
PHONE +81-52-212-9401
FAX +81-52-212-9400