Patent attorneys & lawyers

Yoichi INOUE

Director, Patent Attorneys (Chemical)

Yoichi INOUE


Yoichi Inoue is from Adachi-ku, Tokyo. His father is from the working-class downtown area of Tokyo and his mother is from Gunma Prefecture. One of his previous jobs sent him on business to almost all areas of Japan, making him familiar with the various business practices and cultures around the country.

He has also done a lot of travelling to companies and patent firms in the US and Europe, and is proficient in English. The recent expansion of his fields of expertise in China has meant he is using lectures and other means to further develop information pipelines with patent attorneys in China.

BSc in Agrobiology, The University of Tokyo
MSc in Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
MSc in Crop Protection, Bristol University
Professional career
Involved in the research and development of new pesticides at a biological research laboratory of a Japanese chemicals and agricultural chemicals manufacturer, 1988 - 2000
Employed at a patent firm in Tokyo, 2000 - 2008
Asamura Patent Office, p.c., 2008 - present
Examinations passed
Passed the Patent Attorney Examination:
October 2002

Registration for Patent Attorney:
November 2002
Registration Number of Patent Attorney:
Chemical Department
English (written and spoken), German (written), Currently studying Chinese
Specialty Fields
Biological matters, agricultural chemicals, medical treatment, medicine, etc.
United Nations Associations Test of English, Special A class, 2000
Major seminars
Interpreter for the “Seminar on European Patents” sponsored by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (2006)
Member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), 2002 - present
Watching sports programs (track and field, professional sumo wrestling, baseball, swimming, gymnastics, table tennis, judo, combat sports, etc.) and listening to songs from the 60s, 70s, and 80s
I am more knowledgeable about pesticides than any other patent attorney in Japan.
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