Ken Kanai is a Managing Partner who is responsible for developing strategic business relationships, working closely with Senior Managing Partner. As an Administrative Partner in 2014, he established IP valuation and other professional services.
Prior to joining the executive team, Mr. Kanai belonged to the patent 1 division (currently Mechanical and Electrical Department) and was involved in patent prosecution in the field of mechanical engineering, particularly manufacturing equipment, products, internal combustion engines and medical equipment.
As a system engineer, he was primarily involved in factory automation (FA) system development and construction and later engaged in engineering work and technical sales.
Education BSc. in Transportation Engineering from Nihon University
Memberships ● Member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) ● Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) ● Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) ● Member of the Publicity Department, Kanto Branch (JPAA) ● Member of the Planning and Management Committee for overall policy ● Member of the Patent Committee (JPAA)
● Member of the Internship System Steering Committee (JPAA)
Special Award by the Japan Patent Attorneys Association, 1 July 2013
Patents and Trademarks: an Introduction, New Generation Management Study Group, July 2006
“The Invention” (Hatsumei), January 2011