Section: Chemical & Biotechnology

Profile Summary

Nae Matsuda (Ms.) is a patent attorney in the Chemical and Biotechnology Section. Her practice includes patent prosecution, infringement opinion work, invalidation trials in the Patent Office and patent litigation in the courts. Ms. Matsuda counsels clients in diverse technologies including pharmaceuticals, petroleum chemistry, and organic chemistry. She is an active member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and served in its Education Institute. Additionally, she has been invited to speak at the Japan Patent Attorneys Association as well as for clients on topics such as claim drafting, response to Office Actions, patent term extension, and European patent prosecution among others. Ms. Matsuda graduated from the Tokyo University of Science where she received a B.S. and M.S. in industrial chemistry.


Japanese and English

Membership and Activities:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2002-)
  Under 35 Committee of the JPAA (2003-2004)
  Education Institute of the JPAA (2005-2010) 
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Regulatory Science Society of Japan, Regulatory Science Expert (2018)

Main Articles:

The Avastin case, The Supreme Court has affirmed the IP High Court’s new ruling about Patent Term extensions, 2014 (I) 356, November 17, 2015 (AIPPI Journal, Vol.41, No.5, 2016)

Main Lectures:

"US Patent Practice (prosecution)", Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Tokyo, 2010
"How to draft a patent specification", Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center, Tokyo, 2010
"IP Enforcement in Japan", Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 2013
"Course on studying foreign patent application (EPC)" in the seminar for new recruits, held by JPAA, 2014-2016
"Foreign Patent Prosecution (Europe)," The Patent Attorneys Corporative Association of Japan (2016-)
"Response to Office Action (Patent)", Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Tokyo, 2017