PROFESSIONALS

Kentaro ITO


Practice Area


Specialized / Other Practice Area

Information and Communication Technology / Electrical Engineering

Education

Santa Clara University School of Law (LL.M. 2009)
Kyoto University (M.Econ., 2003)
The University of Tokyo (B.Eng., 1995; M.Eng., 1997)

Admission

Qualified as a Litigating Patent Attorney ("Huki-Benrishi") (2016)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2005)

Experience

Lecturer, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy (ICS) , Hitotsubashi University (2017-Present)
TMI Associates (Associate, 2005-2015; Partner, 2016-Present)
Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo (2006-2012)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Palo Alto (2009-2010)
Japan Patent Office (1997-2005)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2005)
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Articles & Publications

2018/12/20ARTICLE “Legal Work Peculiar to Business in Space and Possible Reponses – Focusing on Space and Patent”
2017/09/26BOOK “New Commentary on the Patent Act [Vol.1, 2 and 3]
2016/05/27BOOK “Professional Practice Regarding Intellectual Property Due Diligence Leading to Successful M&A [3rd Edition]”
2015/06/19ARTICLE “[Serial Article] Forefront of the Healthcare Business – Issue 4: Laws and Regulations Relating to Nursing-Care Robots”
2015/06/01ARTICLE “How to Ensure Your Company’s Superiority amid the Diversification of Players and Rapid Globalization through the Utilization of Patents”

Seminars & Lectures

2016/06/21MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 95th monthly seminar: “Utilization of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Business of the ‘Internet of Things’ and Points on Practical Operations”

Other Seminars & Lectures

  • External "Japan Updates," Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Asia IP Road show 2014
  • External "Comparative Study of JP, US, and EP Practice in Computer Software・Related Examination" (Lecture), The Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
  • External "Computer Software Patent" (Lecture), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • External "Valuation of Intangible Assets" (Lecture), Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
  • External "Reform of the Japanese Patent Law in 2003" (Lecture), JPO
  • External "Reform of the Examination Guidelines for Patent" (Lecture), JPO
  • External "Reform of the Regulations Under the PCT" (Lecture), JPO
  • External "Patent Protection of Computer Software" (Lecture), The Japan Embedded Systems Technology Association
  • External "Intellectual Properties on Computer Software" (Lecture), Future University - Hakodate
  • External "Introduction to the Examination Guidelines for Patent" (Lecture), The Reserach Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
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Seminars & Lectures

2016/06/21MONTHLY TMI Associates’ 95th monthly seminar: “Utilization of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the Business of the ‘Internet of Things’ and Points on Practical Operations”

Other Seminars & Lectures

  • External "Japan Updates," Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Asia IP Road show 2014
  • External "Comparative Study of JP, US, and EP Practice in Computer Software・Related Examination" (Lecture), The Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
  • External "Computer Software Patent" (Lecture), Toyohashi University of Technology
  • External "Valuation of Intangible Assets" (Lecture), Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University
  • External "Reform of the Japanese Patent Law in 2003" (Lecture), JPO
  • External "Reform of the Examination Guidelines for Patent" (Lecture), JPO
  • External "Reform of the Regulations Under the PCT" (Lecture), JPO
  • External "Patent Protection of Computer Software" (Lecture), The Japan Embedded Systems Technology Association
  • External "Intellectual Properties on Computer Software" (Lecture), Future University - Hakodate
  • External "Introduction to the Examination Guidelines for Patent" (Lecture), The Reserach Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry