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RIVERFLOW International Patent Firm

 

RIVERFLOW international patent firm was founded in 2006 and has marked 11th anniversary. Our goal is to establish best IP performance to clients through representing IP procedures before the Patent Office as well as being a good partner of the clients to lead best IP solution. Our team including eight well experienced patent attorneys provides professional services that would strengthen your IP strategy in Japan.

Location
3rd Floor, Prostech Awajicho, 2-8, Kanda Awaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1010063 JAPAN

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TEL&FAX
TEL. +81-3-5209-7605 FAX. +81-3-5209-7625

 

Our Partners

 

Noboru Takekoshi   Partner, Patent Attorney

Practice Areas
Patent Counseling, Patent Prosecution, IP Due Diligence, Technology Transactions, Patent Dispute

Technology Areas
Communication technology, Software, Interface, CG & image processing, Semiconductor circuit, Semiconductor device, Liquid crystal display, Microcomputer, Apparatus control.

Overview
Mr. Takekoshi has more than 25 years' professional experience. He started his carrier at Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation as an engineer, researching and developing IC. His practice involves prosecuting patent applications at the Japan Patent Office and foreign counties. He is entitled to represent patent dispute before the court, and thus handles oppositions/appeals as well as patent infringement cases. He founded Riverflow in 2006 with other partners.

Education
Waseda University (M.S. Applied physics 1986)
Waseda University (B.S. Applied physics 1984)

Publications
"Case study of software patent" (Japanese only) (1994)



Yasushi Kuroda   Partner, Patent Attorney

Practice Areas
Patent Counseling, Patent Prosecution, IP Due Diligence, Technology Transactions, Patent Dispute

Technology Areas
Information technology, CG & image processing, Communication technology, Railway technology

Overview
Mr. Kuroda has more than 18 years' professional experience. He started his carrier at Mitsubishi heavy industries, Ltd. as an engineer. His practice involves prosecuting patent applications at the Japan Patent Office and foreign counties. He is entitled to represent patent dispute before the court, and thus handles oppositions/appeals as well as patent infringement cases. He founded Riverflow in 2006 with other partners.

Education
Waseda University (M.S. Faculty of electrical engineering 1994)
Waseda University (B.S. Faculty of electrical engineering 1992)

Publications
"Essence of patent filing practice" (Japanese only), Seibunsya (2006, 2009(revised edition))



Hajime Inoue   Partner, Patent Attorney

Practice Areas
Patent Counseling, Patent Prosecution, IP Due Diligence, Technology Transactions, Patent Dispute

Technology Areas
Mechanical technology, Semiconductor circuit & process, Nano technology

Overview
Mr. Inoue has more than 36 years' professional experience. He has contributed to education of intellectual property as a Committee member of the Intellectual Property Management Skills Test and as a visiting professor of the Graduate School for Management of Technology of the Nippon Institute of Technology. He is a registered potential panelist of Advisory Opinion on Operability (AOO) and a registered potential assessor of Contribution Assessment of Patents to Business of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (JIPAC). He served as the vice-president of the Japan Patent Attorney Association in 2004. He started his carrier at Audio and radio company as an engineer. His practice involves prosecuting patent applications at the Japan Patent Office and foreign counties. He is entitled to represent patent dispute before the court, and thus handles oppositions/appeals as well as patent infringement cases. He provides opinions standing on world-wide system by recognizing foreign patent systems by joining BSKB summer seminar in 2000. He founded Riverflow in 2006 with other partners.

Education
Kanazawa University (B.S. Mechanical engineering 1977)

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