Atsushi Hakoda (Mr.) is a patent attorney in the Chemical & Biotechnology Section specializing in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, petroleum chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Kanazawa University where he received a B.S. in Chemistry. He then joined a chemical corporation where he worked as a researcher and patent attorney. Mr. Hakoda is an active member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and was chairman of its Overseas Cooperation Committee. Additionally, he has written articles and given lectures on IP-related subjects such as domestic and foreign patent drafting, differences between Japanese and EPC patent law and practice, and other topics concerned with pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and chemical inventions.
Membership and Activities:
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1979-)
Overseas cooperation committee, Chairman (1999)
(written in English)
"Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Chemical inventions: World protection and exploitation" in English (co-writer in Japanese section) published by OXFORD University Press 2011
(written in Japanese)
How to draft claims, specification and drawings for patent and utility model in each technical field)(joint-authorship)(JIII, 2000)
Lecture on how to draft patent specification for medicinal and biotechnological inventions at"Training program on Intellectual Property (IP) Laws, Policy and Practice" (New Delhi India, March 27-29, 2001) held by "Institute of Intellectual Property"
Lecture on how to draft patent specification for medicinal and biotechnological inventions and claim interpretation of medicinal and biotechnological inventions in Japan, at International Seminar on "International Enforcements and Practices on Intellectual Property Rights" (New Delhi India, December 15-17, 2003)
Lecturer for "Course on drafting patent specifications for practician (chemical field)" held by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII) (2002-2005)
Lecturer for "Course on studying foreign patent application (EPC)" in the seminar for new recruits, held by JPAA (2003-2013)
Lecturer for "Grasp of invention and draft of specification" (introduction of Japanese practice) in the 18th Japan-China intellectual seminar held in Xian, China on September 22, 2009
Lecturer for "Claim drafting of pharmaceutical inventions in Japan", Global IP Convention 2012 in New Delhi, India on January 7, 2012
Session chairman for "Supplementary protection certificates for patents", Global IP Convention 2013 in Bangalore, India on January 25, 2013
Presentation for "Main Differences in Patent Law and Practice between Japan and EPC- Including the revision in 2015 -", IIPLA Annual Congress 2015 Dubai, UAE, on January 5-6, 2015