Tokunari Otake is a consultant in Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property group. Tokunari has more than a decade’s worth of experience handling Japanese patents in fields including chemical, control systems, electrical, and mechanical engineering; pharmaceuticals; robotics; software; and sensors. He assists clients with both incoming and outgoing international patent applications, and he regularly provides counsel for infringement analysis, patent searches, patent specification drafting, and a range of matters related to patent registration. Tokunari is a qualified Japanese patent attorney, and he is able to translate and work with patents in both Japanese and English.
Tokunari previously worked as a chemical process engineer at a major Japanese chemical company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Throughout his eight years working at this company, he amassed a tremendous amount of experience in new chemical processes, design projects, logistics, operations, and developing technologies from invention to commercialization. Tokunari has a hazardous materials engineering license and a high-pressure gas production safety management license, and he obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in management science from the Tokyo University of Science.
Conducted patent and design searches on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.
Drafted patent specifications to accurately capture novelty and inventiveness while ensuring the broadest possible protection.
Filed and successfully registered patents, petty patents, and designs with the Thai Department of Intellectual Property.
Represented clients in filing appeals, oppositions, and cancellations to strengthen and defend their valuable patents.
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