Patent attorneys & lawyers

Shin-ichi INOUE

Patent Attorney (Chemical) / Ph.D.s

Shin-ichi INOUE


After graduating from the University of Tokyo's School of Science, Shinichi Inoue went onto graduate school at the University of Tokyo, where he majored in biochemistry. Joining Banyu Pharmaceutical's Tsukuba Research Institute, he was able to draw on his research work from his graduate school days. In the Research and Development Department, he was involved with drug discovery research for problems such as cancer, diabetes, immunization purposes, and obesity. Later, he became involved in reverse pharmacology research, and was also a member of the HTS Group, where he performed compound library screenings.

Mr. Inoue later joined Kazusa DNA Research Institute, where he worked on research and development for about six years. He also became involved in industrial support-related work, and his interest in intellectual property-related matters led him to successfully study to become a patent attorney.

Mr. Inoue joined Asamura Patent Office, p.c. in April 2009. As a patent attorney working in the Chemical Department, he is involved in general patent application work, covering domestic patent applications, patent applications from abroad, and patent applications for foreign countries.

BSc in Biochemistry, The University of Tokyo
Ph.D. in Science., The University of Tokyo
Professional career
Tsukuba Research Laboratory, Banyu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Kazusa DNA Research Institute
Asamura Patent Office
Examinations passed
Passed the Patent Attorney Examination:
November 2008

Registration for Patent Attorney:
April 2009
Registration Number of Patent Attorney:
Chemical department
Japanese, English
Specialty Fields
Medicine, cosmetics, foods, molecular biology, gene engineering, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacy, DNA, RNA, protein, genes, and antibodies
First Class Radiation Protection Supervisor, 2005
1st grade Certified Specialist of Intellectual Property Management, 2008
Major seminars
“Exploration of Pharmaceuticals and DNA Research in Future”, Chiba Prefecture Public Lecture, 2009
“Current Status and Issues for Functional Food Patents”, JPAA Training Institute, presented in Tokyo in 2012 and Osaka in 2013
Member of the Bio-Life-Science Committee, the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) (2011, 2012). Conducted research of patents related to functional foods and investigative research of technology license organization support.
Member of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Intellectual Property Correspondence Committee, JPAA (2013). Currently conducting investigative research of life cycle management which utilizes patent and breeder's rights (Plant Variety Protection and Seed Act).
(only first author publications are listed)
“Construction of Highly Extensive Polymorphic DNA libraries by in-Gel Competitive Re-association Procedure.” S. Inoue, R. Kiyama, and M. Oishi. Genomics 31, 271-276 (1996).
“Sequence Analysis of Genomic Regions Containing Trinucleotide Repeats Isolated by a Novel Cloning Method.” S. Inoue, K. Takahashi, and M. Ohta. Genomics 57 69-71 (1999).
“Growth suppression of Escherichia coli by induction of expression of mammalian genes with transmembrane or ATPase domains.” S. Inoue, H. Sano and M. Ohta. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 268 553-561 (2000).
“The RAIG family member, GPRC5D, is associated with hard-keratinized structures.” S. Inoue, T. Nambu, T. Shimomura. J Invest Dermatol. 122(3):565-73 (2004).
“Effects of methylation of non-CpG sequence in the promoter region on the expression of human synaptotagmin XI (syt11).” S. Inoue and M. Oishi. GENE 348 123-34 (2005).
“Synaptotagmin XI as a candidate gene for susceptibility to schizophrenia.” S. Inoue, A. Imamura, Y. Okazaki, H. Yokota, M. Arai, N. Hayashi, A. Furukawa , M. Itokawa and M. Oishi. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 144B:332-340 (2007).
Scuba diving at the following locations: Saipan (The Grotto), the Philippines (Cebu and Dumaguete), Indonesia (Bali), Ogasawara Islands, Izu Islands, and Izu Peninsula
I provide patent related services in a wide variety of areas, from end products, such as medicine, cosmetics, and foods, to academic sciences related to DNA, RNA, protein, gene, and antibody research. In chemistry, examples of execution are of the essence. In light of this, from here on there may be times when I suggest experimental plans to clients in order to acquire strong rights.
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