Mr. Tanaka has broad experience in patent prosecution such as drafting patent applications, office actions, inbound and outbound work; client consultation on agreements, disputes, and appraisals; and management work. He has handled a wide variety of cases in various technical fields, especially in the fields of medical equipment, transportation equipment, printing machines, communication devices, information processing as well as automatic control. He provides advice from multiple perspectives based on his experience in client consultations and in-house handling of research and development issues for companies.
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1999)
Qualified IP Litigator in Japan (2004)
Areas of Legal Expertise
Patent and utility model applications, trials and appeals, expert opinions, and litigation
Areas of Technological Expertise
Mechanical engineering and electronics, software and control engineering
2019 – present
Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office
2011 – 2019
GE Japan Inc.
2007 – 2011
YUASA and HARA
2002 – 2007
Agilent Technologies Japan, Ltd.
1992 – 2002
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Tohoku University, School of Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Communications Engineering
Hosei University, Faculty of Law