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Mr. Kaoru Kuwabara obtained from KyotoUniversity a Bachelorfs degree in Agricultural Chemistry in 1998 and a Master's degree in Applied Life Sciences in 2000.Mr. Kuwabara started his career at a system integrator in 2000 and joined a Patent Office as a technology specialist in 2002.In 2005, he joined Ogasawara Patent Office and was registered to practice before the Japanese Patent Office.


Mr. Takeji Takada graduated from Kansai University Faculty of Law, Department of Jurisprudence in 1993. Mr. Takada started his career at a system integrator in 1993. In 2003, he joined Ogasawara Patent Office. In 2007, he was registered to practice before the Japanese Patent Office.


Ms. Yoko Someya graduated from Doshisha University Faculty of Letters, Department of English in 1993. In 2007, she was registered to practice before the Japan Patent Office and in 2009, she joined Ogasawara Patent Office. She has particular expertise in trademark and design prosecution. She is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association and the Japan Trademark Association.


Mr. Joshichiro Kakebayashi graduated from Yokohama National University Faculty of Economics, Division of International Economics in 2001.  Mr. Kakebayashi started his career at a major logistics services company in 2001, and joined a patent office in 2009. In 2010, he joined the Ogasawara Patent Office and was registered to practice before the Japanese Patent Office.


Mr. Naoto Yamaguchi graduated from Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 1997, and obtained a master's degree in Engineering from Department of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 1999. Mr. Yamaguchi started his career at an electronics company in 1999. He joined Ogasawara Patent Office in 2008, and was registered to practice before the Japanese Patent Office in 2012.


Mr. Soichiro Koide graduated from Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kanazawa University in 2002. He started his career at a major automotive parts manufacturer in 2003. In 2013, he joined the Ogasawara Patent Office and was registered to practice before the Japanese Patent Office in 2014.


Mr.Timothy Fagan,BA,LL.B.,(1995) was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 1996 and has been counseling international clients in relation of Japanese intellectual Property law since 2000. Mr.Fagan has experience in strategic patent and trademark litigation, IP commercialization and acquisition, licensing technology transfer and unfair competition prevention law. Mr.Fagan joined Ogasawara Patent Office in 2006.