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TOMOYUKI SERIZAWA Managing Partner

PROFILE

Tomoyuki Serizawa is a Japanese patent and trademark attorney, admitted to practice in court in Intellectual Property (IP) matters. Tomoyuki is a founder and managing partner of IPStart. His practice includes all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. His practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the Japan Patent Office (JPO), handling foreign patent applications for Japanese clients. Tomoyuki has extensive experience in counseling in general intellectual property matters, including patents and trademarks, developing strategic patent portfolios, conducting a due-diligence review of patent portfolios, and preparing patent infringement and validity opinions.

Prior Experience

– Shin-Ei Patent Firm P.C. (2014-2022)
– NGB Corporation, Patent Department (2006-2014)

Education

– Tokyo Institute of Technology (Master of Engineering -M.E. 2006)
– Yokohama National University (Bachelor of Engineering – B.E. 2004)

Memberships

  • Japanese Patent Attorney Association (JPAA)
    • Committee on Unfair Competition Prevention Law in JPAA (2022-)
      • Vice-Chairman (2023)
    • Committee on IP support for SMEs and Startups (2023)
  • Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)
    • (Bali 2016, Auckland 2017, New Dehli 2018, Taipei 2019)

Expertise

Patents (Domestic, Incoming and Outgoing cases):
– Web 2.0 (Cloud Computing, UI, UX, Web applications, Internet of Things, AI)
– Web 3.0 (DeFi, NFT, Metaverse, XR, Blockchain, and Cryptographic digital asset technologies)
– Business model method, and Computer Software
– Medical Tech
– Mechanical Engineering
– Semiconductor Devices
– Optical Technologies (Laser, and Optical passive and active Devices)
– Automotive (Autonomous driving technologies, Vehicle components)
Trademark and Design Patent matters (including Madrid e-Filing and Hague e-Filing)

Professional Recognition

– IAM300 (2019-2020)
– GLE(Global Law Experts) (2018)

Article

– https://aipf.com/resources/News/2019%20October_CalculatingDamages.pdf
– https://www.lawyer-monthly.com/2017/08/the-global-leader-of-innovation-how-japan-aims-to-lead-again/

Languages

– Japanese
– English