Basic Information

Revitalization Center
Web site


Courses - Undergraduate
Courses - Graduate
Intellectual property management
Intellectual property utilization


Management of university/start-up companies' IP
Study of IP system towards international harmonization
Educational Background, Biography
Jul 2020- Professor at Revitalization center, The university of Aizu
Dec 2019- Administrative judge, Japan Patent Office (JPO)
Dec 2014- Consultant patent examiner, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
Apr 2001- Patent examiner, JPO
(Jul 2010- Jun 2011 Visiting scholar, University of Florida)
Mar 2001 Master of Engineering, Information Systems and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
Current Research Theme
IP system suitable for cutting-edge technologies including AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), blockchain, autonomous cars and controlling robots
Comparison of IP systems between Japan and other countries
Human resource development of university/start-up companies for IP
Key Topic
Industry-academia collaboration, Intellectual Property
Affiliated Academic Society
Intellectual Property Association of Japan(IPAJ), University Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer(UNITT)


Domestic trip, Shogi
School days' Dream
Policeman, attorney
Current Dream
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion
Favorite Books
1. The Culture Map: breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business, Erin Mayer
2. Internet, MURAI Jun
3. An encouragement of Learning, FUKUZAWA Yukichi
Messages for Students
One of the privileges for students is to have enough time to think about their future. I hope they challenge whatever they decide to do in various field without fear of failure.
Publications other than one's areas of specialization

Dissertation and Published Works

“Patent examination practice at Singapore”, Tokugikon Vol. 295, 2019, Patent Office Society at Japan Patent Office