Patent attorneys & lawyers

Atsushi FUKUI

Patent Attorney (Mechanical and Electrical)

Atsushi FUKUI


Atsushi Fukui gained practical experience both in the fundamentals of the patent industry and overseas patent applications at the patent firm of Matsuoka & Co. Later, he joined the Intellectual Property Department of Clarion Co., Ltd., where he gained experience in all areas relating to the company's Intellectual Property Department. While mainly involved with providing consultations for writing Discovery of Invention sections and invention proposals, he also worked on overseas and domestic patent applications, disputes, litigation, and in-house systems creation. One area that Mr. Fukui was deeply interested in concerning manufacturers' intellectual properties was patent marking methods for products. This covered aspects such as how to do it as cheaply as possible but still properly, feedback when the production lot is changed and the patent is no longer used, or what the trigger looks like when it is used. His other area of interest was issues regarding ownership of inventions by technical staff hired by companies incorporated abroad where ownership tends not to be transferred because of the Japanese mentality in such cases. Although he left Clarion before reaching an answer, he discovered a range of different information the more he searched.

After joining Asamura Patent Office, Mr. Fukui started off working on overseas and domestic patent applications, work which greatly increased after he passed the Patent Attorney Examination. He is also involved to some extent with general affairs and management duties, but admits that such work is challenging.

BSc in Electrical Engineering, Nihon University, March 1977
Professional career
Matsuoka & Co. International Patent Causes, June 1988 - May 1991
Intellectual Property Department, Clarion Co., Ltd., June 1991 - July 2003
Asamura Patent Office, August 2003 - present
Examinations passed
Passed the Patent Attorney Examination:
November 2012
Registration for Patent Attorney :April 2013
Registration Number of Patent Attorney :18701
Mechanical & Electrical Department
Japanese, English
Specialty Fields
Wireless and wired communication technologies (wireless communication devices for automobiles, portable wireless communication devices, and systems which use these devices), electronic circuits (mainly high frequency VHF and UHF circuits), onboard electronic devices and systems for automobiles (car audio systems, broadcast receivers, and navigation systems), software, and information processing
Chief Telecommunications Engineer
First-class Technical Radio Operator (currently 1st Class Technical Radio Operator for On-The-Ground Services)
Member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), 2013 - Present
"Software and Patents." Journal of the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (Vol. 18, No. 4, 2013)
I had been working for companies in Japan as an engineer of wireless telecommunication.  After entering into the Intellectual Property field, I have also been much experienced as a patent practitioner. In my career, I had been staying at a law firm in New York as a trainee for US patent prosecution. With my such experiences, and also with license of Japanese Patent Attorney, I will do my best effort for my client.  I would appreciate it if I could have an opportunity to work with you in Japan or in any other countries.  Best Regards,
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