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Kumiko Yamada is “an experienced and reliable advisor in any IP matter relating to Japan or internationally”. She dispenses sage advice that aligns with her clients’ goals and creates valuable portfolios.
Kumiko Yamada is the founder and president of Yamada International Patent Firm. As a Japanese patent and trademark attorney, Ms Yamada has many years of experience in diverse technologies ranging from AI inventions and information security to telecoms, electrical engineering and semiconductor devices. She has experience in advising clients, including universities and research institutes, on a wide range of IP issues and technologies, from obtaining patent, trademark and design protection to IP portfolios. Her key role is offering clients in-house levels of services to extract value from their intellectual property through advising on their IP strategies, and managing and creating a highly desirable and valuable IP portfolio.
Before establishing Yamada International Patent Firm, Ms Yamada was an assistant manager of the IP division at Sony Corporation from 2005 to 2007, where she was in charge of IP matters relating to audio products. She was also previously a patent engineer in the IP division at NTT Data Corporation.
Ms Yamada is a member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the EPO (SACEPO) and its Working Group on Quality. She is currently a lead of a SACEPO project group at the Japan Patent Attorneys Association’s International Activity Centre.
Ms Yamada earned a BA in law and a BSc in electrical engineering in Japan as well as an MSc in the management of intellectual property from Queen Mary, University of London. She has been a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association since 2001. She also gained a supplementary note of specific infringement lawsuit counsel in 2006.