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Masashi FUKAZAWA

Masashi FUKAZAWA

Attorney-at-Law (Tokyo Bar Association)/Patent Attorney

Masashi FUKAZAWA

Background / Career

1990
Master’s degree, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo
1990
Joined the Japan Patent Office
1994-1995
Study abroad/Research, California Institute of Technology
2006
Passed bar exam
2007-2010
Judicial Research Official, Tokyo District Court
2013-2015
Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
2015-2016
Director, Patent Examination Dept. (Electronic Technology), Japan Patent Office
2016-2019
Chief Administrative Judge, Trial and Appeal Dept., Japan Patent Office
Jul 2019
Resigned from the Japan Patent Office
2019
Registered as patent attorney
Nov 2019
Joined SOEI Patent & Law Firm
2020
Registered as attorney-at-law (Tokyo Bar Association)

Papers and Publications

“Objective Evaluation of Inventive Step” Patent, 2013.11, Vol. 66, pp. 41-44

“Comparing the Litigation Process with the Examination/Administrative Judgement Process - Judicial Research Official’s Experience,” Tokugikon, 2010.11.24, No. 259, pp. 91-96

Lectures and lecturers

2014 (Academic Year) Undergraduate Intellectual Property Law course, Tohoku University School of Law

2014 (Academic Year) Undergraduate Intellectual Property Law Seminar III, Tohoku University School of Law

2014 (Academic Year) Intellectual Property Law I, Tohoku University Law School

2014 (Fiscal Year) Lecturer, first Patent Examiner course

2014 (Fiscal Year) Lecturer, Assistant Patent Examiner course

2014 (Fiscal Year) Lecturer, fixed-term official (Assistant Patent Examiner) introductory course

2013 (Academic Year) Undergraduate Intellectual Property Law course, Tohoku University School of Law

2013 (Academic Year) Undergraduate Intellectual Property Seminar III, Tohoku University School of Law

2013 (Academic Year) Undergraduate Intellectual Property Law I, Tohoku University School of Law

2013 (Fiscal Year) Lecturer, first Patent Examiner course