Yoshitaka INOUE / Attorney at Law

Practice areas
Litigation and invalidation appeals relating to intellectual property (patents, designs, trademarks, unfair competition, etc.) — Business disputes
Japanese, English

Education & Career summary

  • 2016 KSI Partners Law & Patent Firm
  • 2006 Ohno & Partners
  • 2004 Kansai Law Office
  • 2003 – 2004 Legal Apprenticeship
  • 1998 Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Honda R&D Co., Ltd. (Research and Development)
  • 1998 Completed Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyoto University
  • 1996 Graduated from Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Kyoto University


  • "Judgment Method on Inventive Steps: Through the Analysis of IP High Court Judgments and JPO Decisions in Recent Cases", (Patent), Author
  • "Review of Recent Judgments of the Japanese IP-High Court 2010 in Appeal Cases against Decisions of the Japanese Patent Office", (Patent), Coauthor
  • "Review of Judgments of the Japanese IP-High Court 2011 in Appeal Cases against Decisions of the Japan Patent Office", (Patent), Coauthor
  • "The New Commentary on Patent Law" (Seirin Shoin), Coauthor (Article 105-4 to Article 105-7 [Protective Order])


  • Ability Guarantee Workshop for Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2013 to 2015, 2019 to 2021)
  • "Live Training on litigation to Rescind a JPO Decision" at Japan Federation of Bar Associations. (20 November 2015)
  • "Intellectual Property Protection in Relation to Food Management and Tradition", Intellectual Property Association of Japan, IP Management and Finance Working Group (20 November 2015)