Shogo OHNISHI / Patent Attorney & Advisor

Practice areas
Intellectual property applications, investigations, expert opinions, litigation, etc.
Technical fields
Automobiles, electrical equipment, printers, amusement equipment, household goods and furniture, etc.
Japanese, English

Education & Career summary

  • 2024 KSI Partners Law & Patent Firm
  • 2015-2019 The president of FICPI-JAPAN
  • 2015-2018 Director General of the International Activity Center of JPAA
  • 2003-2005 Governmental Committee member organized by the Ministry of Economic and Industry (the Industrial Structure Council)
  • 2003-2004 Vice President of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association
  • 1987 Established S.OHNISHI & ASSOCIATES
  • 1985 Registered as Patent Attorney
  • 1982-1987 Associate of YANAGIDA & ASSOCIATES Obtained wide range of experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution in mechanical and electrical fields
  • 1976-1978 Mechanical Engineer of Komatsu International Harvester Co. (R&D and Engineering Departments of Construction Equipment Division at Libertyville, Illinois, U.S.A.)
  • 1972 Osaka University Received Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering


  • “IP Protection in Foreign Countries,” JMA Management (Management Association of Japan), September 2017 issue


  • “Self-collision : How to avoid shooting your client in the foot,” FICPI Open Forum speaker(October, 2017, Venice, Italy)
  • “Revision of Examination Criteria for Product-by-Process (PBP) Claims,” IPO (US) Annual Meeting speaker (August 2017, San Francisco, USA)
  • “Draft Laws, etc. to Revise the Patent Law,” Witness Statement, House of Councillors, Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry (May, 2014)
  • “On the Disclosure Requirements and the Narrow Scope of Rights in Patent Applications (Balance between Prosecution and Enforcement),” FICPI Open Forum speaker (Rome, Italy, November 2011).
  • “Credibility of Japanese patent & trademark attorney” Chinese Trademark Association, Xining, China, September, 2010
  • “PCT National Transit Procedures in Japan “AIPLA “Japanese patent practice Prosecution/License/Litigation” Seminar speaker (June, 1994, Virginia, USA)