Takuya Kuno

Mr. Kuno joined S&E after having been engaged as a patent examiner (specializing in automatic controls) at the Japan Patent Office (JPO) for 10 years. Here at Sonderhoff and Einsel Patent and Law Office, Mr. Kuno handles a large number and variety of cases for both domestic and outbound applicants, particularly with respect to expert opinions and disputes in addition to patent prosecutions, primarily in our Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Inbound) division. Building on his experience at the JPO, Mr. Kuno advises in technological fields such as valves, hydraulic circuits, pumps, hydraulic pressure motors, water turbines and perpetual motion machines.


Patent Attorney


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (1990)

Areas of Legal Expertise

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

Areas of Technological Expertise

General mechanical, pumps, and hydraulic devices

Professional Experience

1990 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

1979 – 1990

Examiner at the Third Examination Department of the JPO


1973 – 1979

Tokai University, Marine Engineering, MSc


Japanese, German, English