Takaki NISHIJIMA (Mr.)

Section: Electronics & IT

Profile Summary

Takaki Nishijima (Mr.) is a patent attorney in the Electronics and IT Section whose main practices are patent prosecution and litigation with a specialty in control, chemical engineering, and software. He graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering and thereafter worked as an engineer for a chemical plant. Later he went on to pass both the Japan and U.S. patent attorney examinations. He is a member of various organizations including the Japan Patent Attorneys Association, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and Licensing Executives Society Japan. Mr. Nishijima has written various articles focusing on IP issues related to inventive step, the patent system in the age of the internet, and practice changes in patent drafting and response. He has also given lectures for the Japan Intellectual Property Association and the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation on specification drafting and foreign filing respectively.


Japanese and English

Membership and Activities:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1981-)
  Chairman of Patent Committee (1995)
  Chairman of International Activity Committee (2002)
  Vice President (2009)
  Director General of International Activity Center (2010)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI·JAPAN)
Licensing Executives Society Japan

Main Articles:

(written in English)
"Inventive Step (Unobviousness) Standard in Japan", AIPPI Journal, AIPPI, 2006

(written in Japanese)
"Problem of Patent System in the Internet Age", Patent, 2000

"Development in Inventive Step Judgment in Trial Decision (Electronics/Information Technology)", Patent, 2003

"Practice Change of Description of Specification, Amendment and Divisional Application", Toyo Hoki Publishing, 2008

"Inventive Step - Practice of Judgment - Revised Edition", Toyo Hoki Publishing, 2011

Main Lectures:

"Foreign Filing Practice Seminar", Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
"How to Prepare Patent Specification", JIPA