SIKs & Co. Patent firm specializing in chemistry and bio-related fieldsSIKs & Co. Patent firm specializing in chemistry and bio-related fields

Patent firm specializing in chemistry and bio-related fields

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SUGAWARA, Shunichi
SUGAWARA, Shunichi
  Junior Partners

Areas of expertise

Physical chemistryOrganic chemistryHigh polymerBiochemistryFood productsOptical films

Registered as a patent attorney in April 2008

Patent Attorney Registration No. 15867

MESSAGE

I aim to offer creative and sincere support by constantly being aware of zero-based thinking in light of up-to-date information.

Education

March 2006: Bachelor of Engineering, Waseda University (currently Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Advance Science and Engineering)
March 2008: Master of Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University (currently Graduate School of Applied Chemistry, School of Advance Science and Engineering)

Professional background

April 2008: Joined SIKs & Co.
April 2008: Registered as a patent attorney
February 2010: Registered as specific infringement lawsuit counsel as provided in supplementary note
September to October 2013: On-the-job training in the United States (BSKB and other IP law firms)

Achievements as member and lecturer

Japan Patent Attorneys Association
*Member of Patent Committee (April 2011 to March 2014)
*Member of Education Institute (April 2013 to March 2015)
*Vice Chairperson of Patent Committee (April 2014 to March 2015)
*Member of Patent Committee (April 2015 to March 2017)
*Member of IP System Exploratory Committee (April 2015 to March 2017)
*Vice Chairperson of Patent Committee (April 2017 to March 2020)
*Chairperson of Patent Committee (April 2020 onward)

Waseda University, Research Organization for Open Innovation Strategy
*Outside Member of Conflict of Interest Management Committee (December 2018 onward)

AMED (Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development)
*AMED IP Liaison (person responsible for IP management) (2019 onward)

2011: International Patent Distribution Seminar “Let’s discuss this issue in anticipation of 10 years down the road – Live discussion by young IP personnel – (participatory session of young IP personnel)”
2012: Training for Newcomers, Lecturer
2015: Briefing Session on Revision of Patent Act, etc. (Osaka), Lecturer
2015: Patent Committee Accomplishment Report Seminar (Hokkaido), Lecturer
2016: Patent Practitioner Training Course, Lecturer
IIP Forum 2016 Summer Vol. 105, pp. 10-20
“[Special feature] Future of product-by-process claims: Measures to be taken as an agent – Part 1 Chemical Field –”
2016: Workshop “Introduction of Rejected PBP Claims and Measures Taken”, Lecturer
2016: Patent Committee Accomplishment Report Seminar (Kyushu), Lecturer
2017-2019: Patent Practitioner Training Course Step-up Edition, Lecturer
2017: Hokkaido Branch Training (PBP), Lecturer
2017: Tohoku Branch Training (Examination related to PBP), Lecturer
2018: Patent Practitioner Training Course Step-up Edition, Lecturer
2018-2019: Briefing Session on Revision of Patent Act, etc. (Tokyo), Lecturer
2018: 4th Training Festival, Lecturer