Mr Tad Itoh Jr, a president of ITOH International Patent Office (Tokyo Japan), is a Japanese patent attorney and IP litigation attorney. He received a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Waseda University in Japan in 1991 and a Master's degree in intellectual property (MIP) from Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire, USA in 1998. He is also registered US patent agent. He worked for the intellectual property law departments of Toshiba Corporation and Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
He is specialized in mechanical and mechatronics engineering. His practice covers prosecution, oppositions, trials, legal opinions and litigation in the patent field. His article "Drafting Universal Claims for Japan, US, Europe, and China" was published in Intellectual Property Management Vol 64 Nos. 2-3 issued by the Japan Intellectual Property Association in February 2014. He is also a member of AIPPI, INTA, LES and AIPLA (as a foreign member).
The ITOH International Patent Office (http://www.itohpat.co.jp-/e/index.html), where Mr Tad Itoh Jr practises intellectual property law, was established in December 1967 as a firm specializing in patents relating to the electrical and mechanical fields. Since then, with cutting edge advances in technology and increased recognition of the importance of intellectual property rights, the firm's size has increased dramatically.
Today, the ITOH Office comprises more than 220 staff members including 61 Japanese patent attorneys, US patent attorneys, a Korean patent attorney, a Chinese patent attorney, 40 technical specialists, and 100 administrative staff members. The head office of ITOH Office is located in the center of Tokyo, Japan. The ITOH Office also has a Nagoya branch office and a Washington, DC office.
The ITOH Office is capable of handling all technical fields including automatic control systems, telecommunications, semiconductors, information processing, computers, could computing, business methods, financial instruments, materials, chemistry, and biotechnology.