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Masayuki Ogura

Vice President
Patent Attorney

Practice Areas

Mechanical and Civil Engineering
IP Legal Services

Education

M.S., Graduate School of Agriculture, Niigata University

Professional Background

 

34 years’ experience at the JPO, 1977 - 2011

Examiner and Appeal Examiner, 1977 - 1998

・Director of Planning Division, Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC), 1998 - 2000

・Chief Research Officer, Intellectual Property High Court, 2006-2009

・Director of the 13th Board of Appeal (Production Machinery), 2009

・Chief Director of the Board of Appeal, 2009-2011

 

Expertise

Prosecution, opinions, trials for invalidation, and suits against trial decisions

Languages

English


Mr. Ogura specializes in mechanical engineering and agricultural engineering.  During his tenure at the JPO, he worked extensively on patent examinations and appeal examinations in the field of mechanical engineering.  From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Ogura was a Chief Research Officer of the Intellectual Property High Court, and was involved in research litigation rescinding trial decisions and appeals.

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