Itaya & Associates
Patent Attorneys Office in Japan
8th Floor, OX Umeda Bldg. Annex, 2-7-18 Shibata,
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0012 JAPAN (map)
Tel: 81-6-6372-5970 / Fax: 81-6-6372-5972
New office located in Umeda area and 5 minutes walk from JR Osaka station.
Itaya & Associates, is a registered patent and trademark firm specializing in intellectual property law, founded in Osaka in 1988 by Yasuo Itaya, a patent attorney.
We are specialists of intellectual property law, including: preparation and filing of patent application, trademark application or design application; and infringement lawsuit; and license agreement between domestic and foreign corporations.
We specialize in the fields of electronics, electrical, mechanical and information technologies.
We also handle many applications in other fields.
Especially, we are providing quality service for many clients around the world as to file application of patent, trademark, design or utility model to the Japan Patent Office by using internet communication.
We have good and long-term connection with many partner firms around the world; and also we file applications via our partner firms.
The firm has 7 attorneys and 14 staffs including technical, secretarial and administrative staffs.
The firm represents major electrical manufacturing corporations, information industrial corporations, and precision machinery manufacturing corporations, including Panasonic Corporation and Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
Japanese Patent Attorneys
received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from State Okayama University in 1968. He worked at Intellectual Property Rights Division of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd (Panasonic). Mr. Itaya was registered as a patent attorney in 1978, and worked at Sankyo Patent Attorneys Office in charge of electromechanical field. He is a committee member of Japan Patent Attorneys Association, a member of Kansai Patent Studying Group (KTK), AIPPI and APAA. He was vice president of JPAA in 2007, president of Kinki Branch of JPAA in 2009 and is now a lecturer of Ritsumeikan University in charge of intellectual property. He is qualified to represent as a specified infringement lawsuit.
received a Bachelor of Precision Mechanical and Electronic Engineering from Osaka University in 1979. He was employed in Minolta Co., Ltd. and was then employed by patent attorneys in 1985. He was registered as a patent attorney in 2001, and joined the firm.
graduated from the Department of Law and Literature of Okayama University in 1983. He was employed in a computer company as a system engineer. In 1996 he joined the firm. He was registered as a patent attorney in 2002(specialized in information technology).
received a Master of Biotechnology from Kyoto University in 2001. He was registered as a patent attorney in 2005, belonged to IP division of Panasonic Electric Works in 2007-2009, now joined the firm.
graduated from the department of the Nagoya Institute of Technology instrumentation engineer in 1985. He was registered as a patent attorney in 2003. He was employed in the business of intellectual property as a senior manager in SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. till 2011 , and joined the firm. He is on loan to Akita University.
Seiji NISHIUCHI (cooperative member)
received a Master of Chemistry from State Kochi University in 1997. He was employed in a chemical manufacturing company as an engineer. He was registered as a patent attorney in 2002(specialized in applied chemical), and joined the firm as a cooperation member. He is now belonging to Peksung Intellectual Property Ltd, in China.
Doctor of Physical Takashi INOUE
received a Doctor of Physical from State Kyushu University in 1984. He was employed in a Metal industry company as an engineer. In 2001, he joined the firm.