BIOGRAPHYHideyuki AMMA studied mechanical engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Mr. Amma passed the patent attorney examination in 2002 and then registered as a patent attorney.
After graduating from university, Mr. Amma joined Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd. (currently Toshiba Corporation) where he was engaged in the development of labor-saving equipment (ATM, cash processing system, etc.) for financial institutions for about 22 years, gaining extensive skills in the fields of machinery and mechatronics, as well as experience with product development management. During this time, he invented a number of inventions and devices while also drafting the associated specification. After that, Mr. Amma gained extensive experience in legal, planning, and intellectual property operations at Toshiba Corporation and its affiliates.
Based on his product development experience, Mr. Amma was able to cultivate a high level of expertise in technology in the fields of machinery and mechatronics such as with media handling technology centered on paper media, individual machine elements, various actuator controls, various materials and surface treatments, mold moldings, electrostatics, elemental technologies such as EMC measures and cost management and quality control. Mr. Amma was also able to develop inventions based on these technical capabilities.
Mr. Amma's personal philosophy is “pursuing efficiency while doing his job with care and effort”, and he endeavors to respond to client requests sincerely.
PRACTICE AREASMr. Amma 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 machinery and mechatronics.
EDUCATIONTokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering
EXPERIENCEToshiba Corporation and Affiliates (Primarily in the areas of product development, legal affairs, planning processes, and intellectual property work)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERSHIPJapan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
LANGUAGEJapanese and English
HOBBIESMountaineering, Music Appreciation