Akihiro Matsuya (松谷朗宏)

US Patent Agent & Japan Patent Attorney

Akihiro Matsuya has extensive experience with Japanese patents, focusing on technology including electrical, mechanical, material, semiconductor, and software. With a BE in Metallurgical Engineering and MS in Mechanical Engineering, Akihiro is especially qualified to work with clients in this area. His extensive knowledge of engineering allows him to effectively secure patents with specific technical requirements. His practice areas include Patents and International Protection.

Before joining Myers Wolin, he worked with one of the biggest patent law firms in Japan and has Bar Admissions to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as well as the Japan Patent Office. He is also a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA).

Core Competencies

  • Patent prosecution
  • Patent practice
  • Patent strategy development
  • Portfolio development

Presentations & Publications

  • ”Tips for U.S. Patent Prosecution” to the 53rd JETRO IP Group Seminar at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University in Arlington, VA on November 22, 2019
  • “New CAFC Decision regarding Prior Art Effect of Provisional” to the Benrishi Club in Tokyo, Japan on January 22, 2019
  • “Recovering Lost Profits Outside the United States for Patent Infringement” to the Benrishi Club in Tokyo, Japan on January 22, 2019
  • “Tips to Obtain IoT/AI Patents in the U.S. by Using 101 Rejection Overcome Tips” to the 34th JETRO IP Group Seminar in New York, NY on May 11, 2018

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