Masashi Moriwaki

President at MORIWAKI IP, PC

Masashi Moriwaki has broad experience in all aspects of IP law in Japan, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, opinions and evaluation. Prosecution of patent and trademark applications before the Japan Patent Office (JPO) is a focal point of his practice. He has extensive experience handling IP rights matters related to the high-tech industries, including electronic devices, material science and computer technology based on physics and/or chemistry.

Before he set up MORIWAKI IP PC in 2002, Mr Moriwaki had spent time working as an in-house patent attorney for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co Ltd and at Panasonic IP Centre.

Mr Moriwaki has lectured in patent, design patent and trademark law at Ritsumeikan University in English for some years.

Mr Moriwaki has been a technical adviser at the IP High Court of Japan since 2008.

Mr Moriwaki graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology with a master’s in electronic devices and from the Nagoya Institute of Technology with a BSc in electric and information technology. He received his qualification as a patent and trademark attorney from the Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA).

While at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he worked at the Precision and Intelligence Laboratory. During that time, he routinely gave presentations in Japan and abroad on ferroelectric devices.

Mr Moriwaki is a member of the JPAA and is admitted to handle prosecution and litigation matters before the JPO, the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Centre, the District Court, the IP High Court and the Supreme Court.

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  • JPAA

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