Nobuyuki TANIGUCHI (Mr.)

Partner
Section: Electronics & IT

Profile Summary

Nobuyuki Taniguchi (Mr.) is a patent attorney in the Electronics & IT Section with a specialty in electronics and electrical engineering. He attained a B.S. and M.S. in electronics from the Faculty of Engineering at Kyoto University. He then went on to study at the Keio University Faculty of Law, where upon graduation, he worked for the JPO as an Examiner of patents related to image devices, information processing, and business related inventions as well as for MITI (Ministry of International Trade and Industry). After his time in the public sector, he passed the Japanese Patent Bar Examination and joined Nakamura & Partners. Mr. Taniguchi is an active member of the Japan Association of Industrial Property Law, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, and AIPPI-JAPAN. He has written numerous articles on topics such as patent protection for technical inventions and specific Japanese case judgements and their implications on patent law. Additionally, he has lectured extensively on the patent protection of software related inventions and JPO examination guidelines.

Membership and Activities:

Japan Association of Industrial Property Law (1999-)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2007-)
AIPPI・JAPAN
 Software Patent Study Group (2010-)
  Chairman (2010-)
Software Information Center
 Study Group concerning Judicial Patent Protection of Software Related
 Inventions (2010-)

Main Articles:

(written in Japanese)
"Patent Protection for Computer Software on Computer Networks (1) (2)", Journal of Japan Intellectual Property Association by Japan Intellectual Property Association (1998)
"Global Patent System Leading the Intellectual Creation Era of the 21st Century (1)- (7)" (joint authorship), The Invention by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation under the supervision of the Japan Patent Office (1998-1999)
"Europe", Research Report on Protection in Computer Software Related Field and Business Field (Research Project of International Comparison of Industrial Property Rights System FY2009 commissioned by the Japan Patent Office) by AIPPI・JAPAN (2010)
"Opinion of the Enlarged Board of Appeal on Referral G 3/08 Regarding the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions", Journal of the Japanese Group of AIPPI, Vol.55 No.9 by AIPPI・JAPAN (2010)
"Chapter I. PATENTABILITY, A. Patentable Inventions", The Japanese Translation of Case Law of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office Sixth Edition by Wayts (2012)
"The Present State and the Problem of the Evaluation of Non-technical Features in Computer Software Related Inventions", To Develop Intellectual Property Based Nation (Contributed articles in celebration and honor of the 80th birthday of Mr. Minoru TAKEDA) by Hatsumei Suishin Kyokai (2013)
"Ultramercial, Inc. v. Hulu, LLC CAFC (remanded case)", FY2013 Investigation Research Report concerning Software Patent by Software Information Center (2014)
"The Present State of Software Related Inventions", Intellectual Property・Computer and Law (Contributed articles in celebration and honor of the 70th birthday of Doctor Toyohiro NOMURA) by Shojihomu (2016)
"T1741/08 (SAP/GUI Layout) EPO Decision", FY2015 Investigation Research Report concerning Software Patent by Software Information Center (2016)

Main Lectures:

"The Present State of Patent Protection of Computer Software Related and Business Method Related Inventions in Europe", AIPPI・JAPAN International Intellectual Property Symposium commissioned by the Japan Patent Office "The Present State of Patent Protection of Computer Software Related and Business Method Related Invention in Major Countries", AIPPI・JAPAN (2010)
"Recent Trend Regarding Computer Software in the United States and Europe", FY2013 Seminar, the Japan Patent Office (2014)
"Recent Trend Regarding Subject Matter of Computer Software Related Inventions Protected by Patent Law", Modern Corporate Law Special Lecture, Doctoral Program in Systems Management and Business, Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba (2015)
"General Exercises (Electricity)", FY2015 WIPO/JF Training Course on the Industrial Property Examination - Intermediate/Advanced Program (Patent II), Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center of Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (2016)
"Examination Guidelines (Requirements for Description and Claims)" and "Exercises (Requirements for Description and Claims) ", FY2016 JPO/IPR Operational Patent Examination Training Program, Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center of Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (2016)