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Kumiko Yamada -Japanese Patent & Trademark Attorney

As a Japanese patent & trademark attorney, she has many years experience in diverse technologies ranging from image processing and information security through to telecoms, electric engineering and semiconductor devices. She has experience in advising clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues and technologies, from obtaining patent, trade mark & design protection. Kumiko’s key role is offering clients “in-house” levels of services to extract value from their intellectual property, through advising on their IP strategies and managing and creating highly desirable/valuable IP portfolios.


Queen Mary, University of London. London, United Kingdom
Msc in Management of Intellectual Property with Distinction
Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
Tokyo University of Science. Tokyo, Japan.
Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering
Chuo University. Tokyo, Japan
Bachelor of Law.


Software Patent Case Report 2005, SOFTIC, 2005

“Way of patent invalidation”, Second year IIP Chizaijuku Report, IIP, 2009


Patent Attorney in Japan (registered in 2001, No.12000)

Litigation certified Japanese Patent Attorney (registered in 2006)


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)

Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI)

The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)