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Patent Attorney/ Representative

Patent Attorney/Founding Member Hiroaki Kouno

Patent Attorney / Founding Member
Hiroaki KOUNO

Hiroaki Kouno is our founding member and his practice has encompassed contract drafting, licensing, negotiating and consulting as well as IP rights procurement.

He has engaged in research and development of LCD (Liquid crystal display) device for four years, and has further engaged in improvement of plasma processing for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) for three years.

He has also various experiences with respect to IP rights procurement and management. His strategic planning and practice are highly regarded by a number of clients.


Osaka University, B.E. in Chemistry, 1993
(Research topic: Enhancement of conversion efficiency of a crystal silicon solar cell)
University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. (Intellectual property law & policy), 2006
(Thesis topic: Proposition on minimization of the legal uncertain relationship between the patent enforcement under the doctrine of equivalents and the prosecution history estoppel)


Patent Attorney (Benrishi) (2002)


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)

The Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)


Japanese, English