PROFESSIONALS

Toyotaka ABE


Awards and Honors

The World’s Leading IP Strategists (IAM Strategy 300), 2016, 2017


Practice Area


Specialized / Other Practice Area

Information and Communication Technology / Electrical Engineering / Semiconductors / Mechanical Engineering / Control Engineering / Materials

Education

The University of Tokyo (Ph.D. course, Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Engineering, 2014-Present)
Santa Clara University (Computer Engineering, Graduate School, 2006-2007)
Nagoya University (Materials Processing Engineering, currently Physical Science and Engineering, B.S., 1995; M.S., 1997)

Admission

California (2012)
U.S. Patent Bar (limited recognition only in 2005)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (1996)

Experience

TMI Associates (Associate, 2014-2015; Partner, 2016-Present)
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd. (Director of IP, Japan, 2011-2014)
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, USA (2007-2011)
SOEI USA, PC, Mountain View, USA (2005-2007)
Oliff & Berridge PLC, Virginia, USA (2004-2005)
Soei Patent & Law Firm (1997-2007)

Languages

Japanese / English

Memberships

The University of Tokyo, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (Collaborative Researcher, 2014-Present)
Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA): International Committee II (2011), IP Strategic Committee (2012-2014), Patent Committee II, Vice-Chair (2013-2014)
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA): Design Committee (2001), International Activities Center, Vice-Chair (2003)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (1996)
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Articles & Publications

2017/02/07BOOK “Legal Practices on the Problems Occurring in the New Internet Era (3rd Edition)”
2015/04/15ARTICLE “How IP Utilization by Japanese Corporations is Viewed from Outside Japan”
2014/10/16ARTICLE “Effective Use of Patents under Article 102, Japanese Patent Law”

Other Articles & Publications

  • ARTICLE "Direction of Japanese corporations' IP Strategies," JIPA IP Strategic Committee, IP Management
  • ARTICLE "Foreseeability of Damages under Article 102, Japanese Patent Law," JIPA Patent Committee, IP Management
  • BOOK "Legal Practice Q&A in the new Internet Era," (Co-Author), Kajo
  • ARTICLE "Effectiveness of Amendment at PCT International Phase," JIPA International Committee, IP Management
  • BOOK "Patent Law Comparison - Japan, US and EP," (Co-Author), Rieti

Seminars & Lectures

2019/07/16EXTERNAL “Professional Practice in Law and Intellectual Property in Relation to AI and IoT in Practical Application”
2017/10/30EXTERNAL IPBC Asia “The playbook”
2016/11/04EXTERNAL “Building a Business in Japan: Key Legal & Business Perspectives”
2016/04/14EXTERNAL “Strategic Utilization of the Design System”
2016/03/18EXTERNAL “Intellectual Property Strategies in the ‘Internet of Things’ Era and the Revised Employee Invention System”

Other Seminars & Lectures

  • External "Applying International Patent Strategy in Asia," ALB Japan IP Conference
  • External "Effective Use of Patents under Article 102, Japanese Patent Law," AIPLA/JIPA Joint Meeting
  • External "IP Management in the Global Era," Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Tranomon Graduate School 10 year anniversary
  • External "Efficient Use of Patent Landscaping Data to Devise A Winning Patent Strategy," PATINEX 2013, Seoul
  • External "Recent IP Developments in Japan," AIPLA/ACCJ Joint Meeting
  • External "Corporate IP Strategy in the Asian Region," Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Japan Group 40 year anniversary
  • External "International Patent Practice," Oregon Patent Lawyers Association
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Articles & Publications

2017/02/07 BOOK “Legal Practices on the Problems Occurring in the New Internet Era (3rd Edition)”
2015/04/15 ARTICLE “How IP Utilization by Japanese Corporations is Viewed from Outside Japan”
2014/10/16 ARTICLE “Effective Use of Patents under Article 102, Japanese Patent Law”

Other Articles & Publications

  • ARTICLE "Direction of Japanese corporations' IP Strategies," JIPA IP Strategic Committee, IP Management
  • ARTICLE "Foreseeability of Damages under Article 102, Japanese Patent Law," JIPA Patent Committee, IP Management
  • BOOK "Legal Practice Q&A in the new Internet Era," (Co-Author), Kajo
  • ARTICLE "Effectiveness of Amendment at PCT International Phase," JIPA International Committee, IP Management
  • BOOK "Patent Law Comparison - Japan, US and EP," (Co-Author), Rieti
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Seminars & Lectures

2019/07/16EXTERNAL “Professional Practice in Law and Intellectual Property in Relation to AI and IoT in Practical Application”
2017/10/30EXTERNAL IPBC Asia “The playbook”
2016/11/04EXTERNAL “Building a Business in Japan: Key Legal & Business Perspectives”
2016/04/14EXTERNAL “Strategic Utilization of the Design System”
2016/03/18EXTERNAL “Intellectual Property Strategies in the ‘Internet of Things’ Era and the Revised Employee Invention System”
2015/11/09EXTERNAL IPBC Asia “Asia Market Wrap”
2015/09/05EXTERNAL “‘How Universities Should Manage IP’, University Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer”
2015/03/04Hosted / Co-hosted TMI’s special seminar: “IP Utilization and Procurement”
2015/01/27EXTERNAL “Second Symposium on the Protection of Technical Information ‘Measures to Protect Important Technical Information Held by Enterprises’”
2015/01/24EXTERNAL “The Alice v CLS Supreme Court Decision and its Effects on Patent Eligibility”

Other Seminars & Lectures

  • External "Applying International Patent Strategy in Asia," ALB Japan IP Conference
  • External "Effective Use of Patents under Article 102, Japanese Patent Law," AIPLA/JIPA Joint Meeting
  • External "IP Management in the Global Era," Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Tranomon Graduate School 10 year anniversary
  • External "Efficient Use of Patent Landscaping Data to Devise A Winning Patent Strategy," PATINEX 2013, Seoul
  • External "Recent IP Developments in Japan," AIPLA/ACCJ Joint Meeting
  • External "Corporate IP Strategy in the Asian Region," Asian Patent Attorneys Association, Japan Group 40 year anniversary
  • External "International Patent Practice," Oregon Patent Lawyers Association