Knowledge Partners Patent Professional Corporation

Members

All of the staff members at Knowledge Partners are nominated by customers to receive requests.

Wataru Iwakami

  • Audio equipment
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electronic instruments
  • Equipment control
  • Communications
  • Image processing
  • Machinery
  • Materials

M.S. in Engineering, Nagoya University
Qualified as a patent attorney (2000)

Mr. Iwakami entered the Graduate School with the highest score and studied solid state physics.
After completing the graduate school, he started working for a domestic patent firm and then incorporated Knowledge Partners in 2007.

He is in charge of domestic and foreign patent procedures in the fields of information processing, measuring instruments, machinery, etc.
He specializes in patent prosecution for inventions that utilize advanced physics and mathematics.
He gained the trust of a major client for the latest technology such as AI.
Mr. Iwakami is ranked among the top 5% of the over 200 people evaluated in the patent engineer evaluations of the major domestic electronics manufacturers, and is typically nominated to write on the most important matters.
He also has experience with trial decision cancellation litigation cases, as an instructor, and with design and trademark work.

His hobbies are reading and programming.

Tomoyo Kawano

  • Information processing
  • Image processing
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Equipment control

M.S. in Science and Engineering, University of Tsukuba
Qualified as a patent attorney (2004)
Qualified as IP Infringement Litigator (2007)

Ms. Kawano worked as a researcher in the Central Research Laboratory at semiconductor manufacturer.
She joined Knowledge Partners in 2019 after going through domestic patent firms.

She worked a number of clients, including venture companies and major companies.
She received high praise for understanding inventions through communication with clients.

Hideyuki Mito

  • Information processing
  • business model
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image processing
  • Communication processing

M.S. in Science and Engineering, Yamaguchi University
Qualified as a patent attorney (2018)

Mr. Mito worked as a software engineer for 3 years at a system development company.
After working at a large – sized patent office for 3 years and at a medium – sized patent office for 14 years, he joined the Knowledge Partners in 2019.

He provides an appropriate patent document according to the purpose of filing and patenting.

Yusuke Kimura

  • Equipment control
  • Communications
  • Machinery
  • Materials
  • Bio

M.S. in Medicine and Faculty of medicine, Kyoto University
Qualified as a patent attorney (2014)
Qualified as IP Infringement Litigator (2018)

After engaging in research on effectiveness evaluation at a cosmetics company,
he worked at a domestic patent office, and joined Knowledge Partners in 2019.
He can handle a wide range of technologies, from industrial and chemical fields to biotech fields.
He is good at explaining the technical content in plain language.
He has experience in trademark practice.

His hobbies are running (always complete within the top 5-15%) and eating (lunch, sweets).
Former Backpacker & Former Hitchhiker

Tomoko Amano

  • Equipment control
  • Communications
  • Image processing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machinery

B.S. in Information Science, Ritsumeikan University

Ms. Amano worked on developing software for various digital home electronics products at a major electronics manufacturer.
She joined Knowledge Partners in 2007 after working at a domestic patent office.

Ms. Amano assists in domestic and foreign patent procedures in the field of information processing (computer control, image processing, Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), and networks).
She is a practitioner who is adept at understanding technologies exactly, and then clearly documenting that understanding. She is highly regarded by our customers from major companies.