Two New Attorney Joined Sakamoto and Partners Staff

Sakamoto and Partners welcomed two new attorneys, Mr. Hirofumi Aoki and Ms. Akiko Ono in April.

Mr. Aoki brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge related to trademarks. He has more than 30 years’ experience at the JPO where he worked first as a trademark examiner. Later he became a trial examiner, then a section manager, and his past experience also includes work as a chief appeal judge at the JPO.

Ms. Ono is a patent attorney with a background in chemistry. She has experience in several areas of chemistry including in organic and inorganic chemistry, polymers, catalysts, new functional materials, and electric and electronic materials. She has done work in the areas of patent prosecution, appeals, trials, litigation, expert opinions, and prior art searches.