PATENT ATTORNEY/M.Eng./IP Strategy Consultant
former Vice President of Japan Patent Attorneys Association


BIOGRAPHYPresident Patent Attorney, Tomohiro SAKAMOTO, has majored in Electrical Engineering at graduate school of Tokyo University of Science.
He passed patent attorney examination and was registered as a patent attorney in 2005.
Before founding SAKAMOTO & PARTNERS, he has been belonging to IP Techno Co., Ltd. and has acquired specialized experience for conducting patent search.
After leaving IP Techno Co., Ltd., he joined ITOH International Patent Office and KATAYAMA Patent Office, and has dealt with many patent applications belonging to electronic manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, and software manufacturers.
Tomohiro SAKAMOTO founded SAKAMOTO & PARTNERS in 2006.
He is dealing with many cases of patent searches, opinions for patent right, invalidity trials, and patent infringement litigations.
SAKAMOTO & PARTNERS is focusing not only on business in Japan, but also on business development in whole Asian region.
Keeping a motto “Doing the Best for our Client” in our mind, he has always been on our clients’ side, and has been taking actions considering which option should we take in order to maximize our clients merits. He will respond quickly and flexibly to any of our clients’ requests, and will propose the best strategies for solving your problems.
He can respond to your requests in Japanese and English.

PRACTICE AREASMr. Sakamoto is a certified patent attorney who specializes in affairs related to Intellectual Property rights. He has done work in the areas of prosecution, prior art searches, appeals and litigation related to patents, designs and trademarks particularly in the areas of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software, trademarks and designs.

EDUCATION2022- Currently majoring in MBA at the Graduate School of Management, Globis University
Tokyo University of Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering

ITOH International Patent Office
KATAYAMA Patent Office

Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
The Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Japan Trademark Association
Licensing Executives Society Japan
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Japan Foods & Biotechnology Intellectual Property Rights Center
Intellectual Property Association of Japan

ACTIVITIESJapan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
- Member of Management Board of Education Institute (2009-2010)
- Council Member (2013-2014)
- Patent System Operation Consultation Committee (2012-2014)
- Chairman, Patent System Operation Consultation Committee (2013)
- Organizational Reform Special Committee (2014, 2016)
- Management Base Strengthening Committee (2016)
- Executive Director (2015, 2017, 2019)
- Vice President (2018)
- Chairman of Regulations Committee, Head of Working Group for Promoting Cooperation of Related Organizations (2020)
- Chairman of Regulations Committee, etc.(2021)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
- Member of the Research Committee on the Future of Internet Publications of JPO(2013)
- Expert Advisor of Industrial Structure Council (Intellectual Property Committee, Patent Attorney System Subcommittee) (March 2018-February 2019)
- Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, Intellectual Property Transaction Study Meeting (2020)
- IP Mentor, IP Acceleration Program (IPAS), Japan Patent Office (2020-)

Intellectual Property Association of Japan
- Commissioner (2020-)

Political Federation of JPA
- Vice President (2015-2017, 2020-)

Parliamentary Activity of JPA
- Secretary General, PA Association
- Deputy Secretary General, Japan Patent Attorney Club

LANGUAGEJapanese and English

LIKES AND INTERESTSPlaying with his Children, Golfing, Skiing, Traveling