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Akiko Hashiguchi

Patent Attorney

Practice Areas

Mechanical and Civil Engineering
IP Legal Services

Education

B.A., School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Waseda University

Professional Background

Kanematsu Corporation; Private patent firm

Languages

English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese


Ms. Hashiguchi is qualified to represent parties in court in IP infringement litigation. She has been engaged in prosecuting applications of applicants mainly in China, Taiwan, the U.S. and Europe in recent years. Being fluent in Chinese, Ms. Hashiguchi is often invited to speak at conferences held in China and Taiwan. She was stationed in the legal department of a Chinese company as a resident Japanese patent attorney providing support regarding Japanese patent practice. In the past, Ms. Hashiguchi used to manage Chinese patent application documents related to hybrid car control, driving control, transmissions, etc. In her previous employment at a trading conglomerate, she resided in the United States, supporting the joint development of automobile-related products and the marketing of semiconductor technology for specific purposes. Ms. Hashiguchi is also capable of handling Spanish and Portuguese patent documents.

Lectures:
- Seminar organized by Nagano Institute of Invention and Innovation in November 2019
Theme: Research Techniques of IP Information in Chinese Language with an Aid of Machine Translation Tools
- Training Course of copyright practice organized by Kanto Branch of Japan Patent Attorneys Association in September 2019
Theme: Restriction of Copyrights
- “Japanese Patent System Seminar” hosted by Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association (TWPAA) in September 2019
Theme: Post-grant opposition system and invalidation system in Japan

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