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Voices of Experience

Partners and Overseas Technology Department Head of Ryuka Intellectual Property Law Firm in Tokyo, Japan, share professional perspectives with members of Japanese Invitation Program for Patent Attorneys and Interns.

Patent Attorneys Learn and Teach

Anticipate, Learn, Teach.

Patent Firm Partner, Japanese Patent Attorney Iiyama’s educational emphasis was quantum engineering. He now works managing domestic patent applications, process and research and specializes in finding elements that can be regarded as inventions, then developing those inventions into issued patents. He advises potential consultants: Anticipate, Learn, Teach.

Kazz Iiyama

Patent Attorney
Kazz Iiyama

Understand Clients’ Potential Demands

As a member of RYUKA, as well as a patent attorney, all the deeds representing my opinion lead to consulting. What we do is not only to answer the questions. We must answer not only to the expressed requests, but also to their unexpressed requests or demands. This is how professional consultants should be.

Atmosphere which leads us to learn and teach.

Human resources and information are the most important sources for a firm. RYUKA encourages letting others to access and share their information.
We hold a study meeting every week on open discussion. The atmosphere of “want to learn” “want to teach” fills up the office. RYUKA’s advantage is to provide service by aggregating proper information. To have open information environment will expand your knowledge dramatically.

Engineers Excel for Inventors

An Information Technology, Electronics and Software Engineer, Japan Patent attorney and Japanese Law Firm Partner Mr. Hide Akashi says helping inventors to file patent applications offers opportunities to observe the latest and brightest.

Hide Akashi

Patent Attorney
Hide Akashi

Potentials of Engineers other than R&D.

Patent License, this is one of the major incomes for enterprises. On the other hand, this is important for engineers to have their own technologies recognized as a right. I saw a vast future when changing to this job.

Only experts experienced in specialized fields can support engineers when filing patent applications. Furthermore, to have many opportunities to socialize with world latest technologies and to discuss with inventors is a great appeal to me.

By working at RYUKA, we have rewarding experiences with firm’s strength in foreign business and high confidence in technologies. Considering this opportunity to be a world leading consultant, I would say this is the best job to enhance my ability.

Training Speeds Patent Firm Growth

Think Critically

Japan Patent Attorney, skilled inventor and Japanese Intellectual Property Firm Partner, Mr. Higashiyama has worked in Patent visualization and produced legal opinions. He emphasizes that the training expertise at Ryuka, in helping staff think critically, benefits the growth of both the firm and its individuals.

Tad Higashiyama

Patent Attorney
Tad Higashiyama

The ability to think critically. Everything has a reason

“My boss told me to do this way” “This is how it has always been done” If you do not question convention, you will never able to understand the substance of the matter, or be versatile. I believe what is supporting RYUKA’s quality is our staff’s ability to think critically, always questioning reasons and meanings for events and actions.

It takes time to train a staff to harness his/her ability to think critically. However, it is more beneficial to do so if we consider the quality and results of the work that only such people can deliver. In addition, the ability to think critically will become his/her asset.

RYUKA’s training expertise is a fundamental basis for accelerating the growth of the firm.