Kunimitsu KOMATSU (Mr.)

Section: Chemical & Biotechnology

Profile Summary

Kunimitsu KOMATSU (Mr.) is a patent attorney in the Chemical and Biotechnology Section. His practice includes patent prosecution, opinion work, invalidation trials, and litigation, in partiular, in the field of the pharmaceutical science, biotechnology, food science, and chemistry. He earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of Tokyo. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow for cancer immunotherapy, and then worked as a patent examiner at the Japan Patent Office. Dr. Komatsu has in-depth knowledge of life science and examination practices, and provides strategic advice to clients regarding prosecution and litigation matters. He is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, and registered as a qualified IP litigator.


Japanese and English

Membership and Activities:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2014-)
  Training Institute of the JPAA (2017-)
   Chairman of Committee for IP Litigator Training Course
   and Ethical Education Course (2019-2023)
   Deputy Director (2023-)
Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) (2021-)

Main Articles:

(written in English)
"Avoiding Traps in the F&B Sector" (co-author), Asia IP by The Apex Asia Media Group (2018)
"Patent 10 Million" (co-author), Asia IP by The Apex Asia Media Group (2018)
"Pharma Killer" (co-author), Asia IP by The Apex Asia Media Group (2018)

(written in Japanese)
"Q9 Foreign Application", Legal Counseling on Patent and Utility Models I by Seirin-Shoin (2019)
"Q14 Biological Patent", Legal Counseling on Patent and Utility Models I by Seirin-Shoin (2019)
"Case in which Inventive Step and Support Requirement of the Same Invention Including a Numerical Limitation Were Evaluated in Different Court Decisions, Respectively", Monthly Journal “A.I.P.P.I.”, Vol. 67, No. 2 by AIPPI JAPAN (2022)

Main Lectures:

"198th Case Study Workshop - A case where a trial decision acknowledging presence of inventive step was maintained for an invention with numerical limitation for which a trial decision acknowledging support requirement had been overturned in a suit against a trial decision of a different invalidation trial-", AIPPI JAPAN (2021)
"Various Issues of Agricultural and Fishery Intellectual Properties in the Food Sector: Innovation", Japan Foods & Biotechnology Intellectual Property Rights Center (2021)