Grandom Patent Law Firm

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About Us

Our office is located in Nagoya, Sakae area and conducts intellectual property services focusing on the close communication with our customers. The firm is medium-scale patent agency of 18 members in total, established in 2006. Frequently asked, “What does GRANDOM of Grandom Patent Law Firm mean?” In English notation, it is written as GRANDOM. It is, of course, a coined word, which comes from the combination of grand and -dom. GRAND means magnificent, dignified, bestest etc., and -dom is used as a suffix, like the word freedom for example, as the meaning of “state of…”.
However, the true meaning included in “GRANDOM” is not necessarily our desire to be a magnificent office. We have a strong passion to engage in work in a dignified manner and provide the highest quality products to our customers at all times. To that end, we have constantly been seeking for outstanding talent and trying to improve individual abilities day by day. At the same time, since the intellectual property service including the administrative department is a professional collaborative work, we place the emphasis on the unity of the organization as a whole. More than anything, the most important factor is the close communication with our customers. For example, with regard to patents, we strongly recognize that patent specifications are collaborative works through the communication with our customers. We have experienced for many times that the true nature of the invention made by the inventor(s) becomes apparent through the discussion.
We are continuously committed to providing the highest quality work in domestic and overseas intellectual property services based on our philosophy above.

September 2018

Our Profile

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Name Grandom Patent Law Firm
Address Hirokoji Sakae Bldg. 3F,
4-1, Sakae 2-chome, Naka-ku,Nagoya-shi,Aichi 460-0008 Japan
Contact No. TEL:+81-52-218-9077
FAX:+81-52-218-9076
Established May 2006
Business Field Domestic and Overseas Patents, Utility Models, Designs and Trademark Applications, Appeals, Appraisals, Trials, and Consulting Works on Intellectual Property
Number of Staff 18(Patent Attorney: 9)

Our Policy

・・・ Our Principles ・・・
Laying a red carpet for our customers on the path to walk

Ⅰ. Development of professionalism

Ⅱ. Acquisition of powerful rights

・Pursue the nature of the invention
Provide readable specifications
・Aware of market trends (Focus on handling the prosecution history)

Ⅲ. Visualization of meetings

Ⅳ. Optimization of the practice according to each country

Ⅴ. Development of human resources

・Hold regular study sessions at the firm
・Create a lively organization

What's New

October 2018 (Ended)

Step-up Seminar on the patent practice

October 2017 (Ended)

Step-up Seminar on the patent practice

June 2017 

Patent Attorney Wanted

and Patent Engineer Wanted simultaneously
(preferably an engineer with the electrical/electronic background)

May 2017 

Relocate to new office

New address: Hirokoji Sakae Bldg. 3F, 4-1, Sakae 2-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Practices Areas

Experienced staff in various fields extracts the nature of the invention and acquires valuable rights according to market trends.

Mechanical System

Various Automobile Parts
Connectors
Motorcycles
Housing Equipment
Kitchen Equipment
Solenoid Valve
Game Machine
Cutting Machine
Polishing Machine
Coating Machine
Measuring Instrument for Medical use

Electric, Electronic,Software
and Communication System

Analog Circuit
Digital Circuit
Integrated Circuit
Electronic Components
Semiconductors
Device
Fuel Cell
Image Processing
Various Software
Computer Network
Business Model
Communication System
In-Vehicle Communication
Wireless Communication

Chemistry and Material System

Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Electrochemistry
Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials
Electrical Materials
Nanomaterials
Textile and Paper Products
Food

Overseas Intellectual Property Service (Experienced Countries)

United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, and G.C.C. (Gulf Cooperation Council) etc.

Our Team

Our Patent Attorneys are experts with a wide range of technical backgrounds and have a lot of practical experiences in all fields related to intellectual property.

yosyuki.takagi

YOSHIYUKI TAKAGI

Partner/Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pending Legal Matters (Invalidation Trials, Arbitration, Mediation etc.), Appraisals, I.P. Consulting, Design, Trademark and the like
Experienced in infringement lawsuit and litigation rescinding a trial decision

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Bachelor of Fine Measure Engineering Department, Nagoya Institute of Technology
After working experience in a major manufacturer, joined a patent law firm in Nagoya
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (1988)
Established TAKAGI PATENT LAW FIRM (1988)
Established a patent law firm (as a partner) in Nagoya (1991)
Established GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2006)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

atsushi.ito

ATSUSHI ITO

Partner/Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Pending Legal Matters (Invalidation Trials, Arbitration, Mediation etc.), Appraisals, I.P. Consulting, Design, Trademark and the like Experienced in infringement lawsuit
Well experienced as the I.P. Lecturer in companies

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Master of Production Systems Engineering Department, Graduate School of Nagoya Institute of Technology
Working experience at the Intellectual Property Department in a major housing equipment manufacturer
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2002)
Registered as Patent Attorney with Supplementary Note of Specific Infringement Lawsuit Counsel (2005)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2006)
Vice President of JPAA Tokai Branch(2018)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

yasuhiro.watanabe

YASUHIRO WATANABE

Partner/Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Pharmacy, Food Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Design, Trademark and the like

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Master of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagoya City University
Passed the national exam for pharmacists (1989)
After working experience in a manufacturer, joined a patent law firm in Gifu (1998)
Joined a patent law firm in Nagoya (2002)
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2004)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2006)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

kazumasa.suzuki

KAZUMASA SUZUKI

Partner/Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Design, Trademark and the like

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Master of Faculty of Biotechnological Production, Graduate School of Mie University
After working experience at the Electronics Department in an automotive parts manufacturer, joined a patent law firm (2002-2006)
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2010)
Registered as Patent Attorney with Supplementary Note of Specific Infringement Lawsuit Counsel (2011)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2015)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

yoshinori.hagino

YOSHINORI HAGINO

Partner/Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering and the like
Experienced in infringement lawsuit and litigation rescinding a trial decision
Well experienced as the I.P. Lecturer in companies

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Bachelor of Department of Chemistry, School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Engaged in research and development at a machine maker (1992)
Visiting Fellow at University of Connecticut (1993-1995)
Joined a patent law firm in Nagoya (2000)
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2000)
Registered as Patent Attorney with Supplementary Note of Specific Infringement Lawsuit Counsel (2006)
Practical training lecturer at the JPAA Training Institute (2009)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2016)

membership:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Part-time of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

miwa.yamashita

MIWA YAMASHITA

Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Design, Trademark and the like

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Bachelor of Department of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Industrial Management Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology
After working experience in a road-related public corporation and several bridge design companies, joined a patent law firm in Nagoya (2004)
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2011)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2014)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

hirotaka.matsui

HIROTAKA MATSUI

Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering, Design and the like

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Master of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University
joined a patent law firm (2010)
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2015)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2016)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

yukio.kamiya

YUKIO KAMIYA

Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Control Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Trademark and the like

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Bachelor of Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering, Kansai University
Joined a construction company (2005)
Engaged in the intellectual property business at an information equipment manufacturer (2006)
Registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2009)
Joined a patent law firm (2013)
Established a patent law firm (2015)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2017)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)

saeko.kume

SAEKO KUME

Patent Attorney
PRACTICE AREAS:

Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and the like

EDUCATION AND CAREER:

Master of Graduate School of Informatics for Material Sciences, Nagoya University
After working experience as a senior high school teacher and a local government officer, registered as Patent Attorney in Japan (2010)
Joined a patent law firm (2010)
Working experience in the intellectual property business at an intellectual property related company and a patent law firm (2016-2018)
Joined GRANDOM PATENT LAW FIRM (2018)

MEMBERSHIP:

Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)