Masashi SHIMURA (Mr.)

Section: Chemical & Biotechnology

Profile Summary

Masashi SHIMURA (Mr.) is a patent attorney in the Chemical & Biotechnology Section specializing in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, and biochemistry. He earned a B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from the Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Science and additionally passed the National Examination for Pharmacists while in school. He worked as a pharmacist after graduation, and then passed the Japanese Patent Bar Examination and joined Nakamura & Partners in 2009. Mr. Shimura is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and has written and lectured on the Japanese patent linkage system.


Japanese and English

Membership and Activities:

Japan Patent Attorney's Association (JPAA) (2009-)
 Biotechnology and Life Science Committee of JPAA (2015-2018)
  Vice-chairman (2018)

Main Articles:

(written in Japanese)
"Current Situation regarding Pharmaceutical Use Invention" (co-author), Patent Vol.70, No.9 by JPAA (2017)
"Patent Linkage Practice in Japan" (co-author), Patent Vol.71, No.10 by JPAA (2018)

Main Lectures:

"Patent Linkage for Biological Pharmaceutical Products", JPAA (2019)