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 Sekizo Hayashi entered Asamura Patent Office in April 1987 where he has since been involved in patent applications for overseas and domestic clients, trials, appraisals, consultations, and similar services.

After joining the Japan Patent Office in 1956, Mr. Hayashi was sent to the United States from September 1966 to August 1967 to study nuclear power engineering at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (which posessed an experimental reactor), and then received training and graduated from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Academy. Later, he was dispatched to the WIPO in Geneva where he stayed from September 1969 to June 1970, and attended the Washington Diplomatic Conference on the PCT held in June 1970 as a WIPO representative. After returning to Japan, Mr. Hayashi served as a chairman and chief examiner at the Japan Patent Office, which led to working as an examiner for the Tokyo High Court's Patent Branch (now the Intellectual Property High court, a special branch of the Tokyo High Court) from January 1983 to April 1986.

BSc in Electronic Engineering, Shizuoka University
Professional career
Entered Japan Patent Office, April 1956
Studies at the Catholic University of America and training at the USPTO Acamedy in Washington, D.C., September 1966 - August 1967
Dispatched to WIPO (attended the Washington Diplomatic Conference on the PCT), September 1969 - June 1970
Became Chairman, Japan Patent Office, October, 1972
Became Chief Examiner, Japan Patent Office, October, 1977
Examiner, Patent Branch, Tokyo High Court, January 1983 - April 1986
Joined Asamura Parent Office, April 1987
Registration number as patent attorney: 9467
Mechanical & Electrical Department
Specialty Fields
Electrical Engineering, Semiconductors, and Communications
Member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), April 1987 - Present
Member of the Software Committee, JPAA, 1993 - 1994
Member of the Japan Association of Industrial Property Law, 1978 - 2010
Official Commendation
The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette, May 2004
FM and Invention. “The Invention” (Hatsumei) issued by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII) (May 1961 edition)
U.S. Patent Office. "Tokugikon (Patent Office Society)," Issue 4, 1967 and No. 27, 1968
Revision of the Paris Convention. "Annual of Industrial Property Law," Issue No. 1 (issued on June 15, 1978)
Concerning "Identity of invention." , Patent management (journal of the Enterprisers' Industrial Property Rights Association), July 1988 issue
Comparative Study on Patent Systems between the US and Japan. "AIPPI"(English journal), July 1995, January 1997, January 1999, and May 2000
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