Rui Ueshima


Mr. Ueshima has extensive experience in inbound and outbound work, patent prosecutions, disputes, and drafting original manuscripts of patent applications. In particular, he handles a large number of inventions by using his expertise in technological fields such as printers, wristwatches, toys, parts mounting equipment, sewing machines, and civil engineering machinery. He brings a corporate perspective to S&E based on his experience in the technical research laboratory of a major construction company where he was engaged in the rig design of construction workboats as well as the development of new engineering methods.


Patent Attorney


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2009)

Areas of Legal Expertise

Patent and utility model applications, trials and appeals, expert opinions, and litigation

Areas of Technological Expertise

General mechanical, control devices and general construction

Professional Experience

2011 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

2001 – 2011

Koyo International Patent and Law Firm

1998 – 2000

Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd.


1992 – 1998

Kansai University, Mechanical engineering, MSc


Japanese, English