Masako Barnard

Masako Barnard

Ms. Barnard is the head of the patent division’s chemistry department and is an expert in various chemistry fields. Given her trilingual (Japanese, German, and English) capabilities, Ms. Barnard has been involved in numerous patent filings, patent prosecution cases, and obtaining patent rights in other countries for S&E’s international clients.


Patent Attorney


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2012)

Areas of Legal Expertise

Patent applications, trials and appeals

Areas of Technological Expertise

Chemistry in general, including organic and inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and materials chemistry, pharmaceutical drugs

Professional Experience

2012 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

1997 – 2012

S&E Ltd.


1994 – 1997

Dokkyo University, Linguistics, Doctoral course


Japanese, German, English