Masayuki OguraVice President
M.S., Graduate School of Agriculture, Niigata University
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
Prosecution, opinions, trials for invalidation, and suits against trial decisions
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.