Lawyers

溝田 宗司
Soji Mizota, Lawyer and Patent Attorney
  • Tokyo Bar Association, Japan Patent Attorney Association
  • Doshisha University Department of Electrical Engineering (2002)
  • Osaka University Law School (2008)
  • Part-time MBA lecturer at Tokyo Metropolitan University from 2012 - present (Intellectual Property Law)

Hitachi, Ltd. Intellectual Property Department, April 2002 - February 2005

・General patent-related business
Patent applications for digital devices and communication equipment, prosecution, license negotiations, patent rights infringement litigation, intellectual property training

Uchida & Samejima Law Firm, January 2011 - December 2016

・Litigation
Various intellectual property rights litigation related mainly to patents, antitrust law violations, and other business litigation
・Patent DD
Business coverage confirmation for the firm and other companies, cost-cutting by eliminating unnecessary patents, M&A advice
・Intellectual property outsourcing operations
All kinds of intellectual property advice, focused mainly on patents, specifications review prior to sending applications, advice related to prosectuion
・Crisis management operations
Handling scandals, developing crisis management structures
・All Business law
Negotiation representative for transactions between companies, drafting contracts, legal consultations

Established the Mizota & Seki Law Firm in January 2017


関 善輝
Yoshiteru Seki, Lawyer
  • Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association
  • Keio University, Faculty of Letters (2005)
  • Osaka University Law School (2008)

Seki Law Firm, December 2010 - December 2016

・Litigation
Litigation related to real estate transactions (development, construction, facilities, sales, deconstruction, etc.), lease transactions, and other litigation between businesses
・White collar crimes
Executive crimes, handling scandals and other commercial or criminal affairs
・Other business law
Negotiation representative for transactions between companies, drafting contracts, legal consultations

Established the Mizota & Seki Law Firm in January 2017

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関 裕治朗
Yujiro Seki, Lawyer and Patent Attorney
  • Daini Tokyo Bar Association, Japan Patent Attorney Association
  • Waseda University, Mechanical Engineering Department (1999)
  • Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Information Sciences Department,Information Systems Major (2004)
  • Toin University of Yokohama Law School, Nighttime Course (2011)

April 1999 - November 2013: Patent Office, Patent Examiner

​​ ・Examining patent applications and utility models 
Examining applications related to transportation, vehicle controls, refrigeration equipment, and other technical fields

January 2015 - December 2016: Uchida & Samejima Law Firm

​​ ・Litigation
Litigation for patent rights infringement and other corporate cases
・Intellectual property outsourcing operations
All kinds of intellectual property advice, focused mainly on patents, specifications review prior to sending applications, advice related to prosecution
・Intellectual property training
Lectures related to examination procedures for intellectual property departments at companies, foreign Examiner, etc.
・All business law
Corresponding with government agencies, negotiation representation for transactions between companies, drafting contracts, legal consultations​

Participated in the founding of the Mizota & Seki Law Firm in January 2017

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