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Intellectual Property Members

Director of Intellectual Property Division


Nishimura, Naofumi

Position:Director of Intellectual Property Division, Specially Appointed Professor
Field of Expertize:Physics, Architecture/Civil Engineering

Assistant Director of Head Office of Enterprise partnership


Kato, Toshio

Position:Assistant Director of Head Office of Enterprise partnership, Specially Appointed Professor
Field of Expertize:Contract/Legal


Kamiyama, Shigeki

Position:Assistant Director of Head Office of Enterprise partnership, Specially Appointed Professor
Field of Expertize:Machinery

Legal Counselor


Bekki, Kazuo

Position:Professor of Graduate School of Law
Field of Expertize:Intellectual Property Law, Electric/Electronic

IP Consultant


Asai, Akira, Ph.D., MBA

Position:IP Strategy Designer, Specially Appointed Professor
Field of Expertize:Mainly the Engineering field, as well as Biotechnology, Agriculture, Medical Engineering, Business Models

Startup Advisor


Nishiyama, Kazunari

Position:Head Office of Enterprise partnership, Visiting Professor, Startup Advisor
Field of Expertize:Glycoscience, Cellulose fibers, Wet spinning, Medical devices, Diagnostics. Experince in research and development, plant operations, and business operations in glycoscience related businesses.

Intellectual Property Division


Iino, Yurie

Position:Assistant Director, Specially Appointed Professor, Ph.D. in Engineering, Head of IP Division Administrations/Systemsr
Field of Expertize:Majored in Organic Chemistry. Being exposed to and learning various technologies in current position at Tohoku University.

IP Strategy


Kensaku, Sato

Position:Specially Appointed Professor
Field of Expertize:Pharmaceuticals, mainly Life Sciences


K. T.

Position:Specially Appointed Assistant Professor
Field of Expertize:Physics, Chemistry


Nagatomo, Norio

Position:Specially Appointed Associate Professor


Nitta, Jun

Position:Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Science
Field of Expertize:Physics, Organic Semiconductor



Takata, Ritsuko

Position: Specially Appointed Associate Professor
Field of Expertize:Electric, Optics, Telecomminications, Medical Devices


Watanabe, Nanae

IP Administrator




Koide, Tomoko


K. S.


Onodera, Megumi


Sato, Shizuka


M. A.


Saito, Tomomi


Y. N.


Ogawa, Ayuko