Shoji Torino

Mr. Torino has been involved in the drafting of patent applications, patent prosecutions, numerous outbound and inbound work, consultation on inventions, agreements for intellectual property, expert opinions as well as disputes.  He has extensive experience in various technical fields, especially in the fields of electrophotography (both machine and materials), paints, automotive electrical equipment, wire harnesses, automatic driving systems, as well as vibration devices including audio speakers.


Patent Attorney


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1997)


Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Areas of legal expertise

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

Areas of technological expertise

General mechanics and general chemistry

Professional Experience

2018 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

2011 – 2018

Takino, Kawasaki & Associates

2002 – 2011

Nakamura and Naruse Patent & Law office (Currently: Nannoh Patent & Law office)

1996 – 2001

Taiyo, Nakajima & Kato

1993 – 1996

Yoshida & Kondo Patent office

1987 – 1993

An industrial chemicals company



Saitama University, Department of Applied Chemistry


> April 2014, “Authorized OECD Approach” at the Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations
> November 2014, “Withholding Tax in Japan” at the German Chamber of Commerce (Lecture)
> August 2015, “Taxation in Japan” at the WTS Asia Meeting


Japanese, English