Naohiro is a Associate in ORION I.P.O’s Sagamihara office. His practice focuses on Patent prosecution, Opposition and Freedom-to-operate analysis in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining the firm, Naohiro had engaged in neuroscience research
of sense of taste for about 8 years including his graduate research days at the University
of Tokyo. He clarified the partial segregation among neural pathways transmitting different
taste information and identified molecular markers of peripheral neurons which transmit
specific taste information. Then he got involved in single molecule imaging research at
Waseda University to pursue activity of DNA topoisomerase IV and gained a deep view for
optics. After that he joined National Institute of Animal Health and conducted research
of biological responses against infection with avian influenza virus to discover difference
of lifecycles between avian and human influenza virus.
He passed the Patent Attorney's Examination in 2021.
* Maeda N, Narukawa M, Ishimaru Y, Yamamoto K, Misaka T, Abe K. A large increase of sour taste
receptor cells in Skn-1-deficient mice does not alter the number of their sour taste signal-transmitting
gustatory neurons. Neurosci Lett. 2017 May 1;648:53-58.
* Maeda N, Ohmoto M, Yamamoto K, Kurokawa A, Narukawa M, Ishimaru Y, Misaka T, Matsumoto I, Abe K. Expression of serotonin receptor genes in cranial ganglia. Neurosci Lett. 2016 Mar 23;617:46-51.
* Maeda N, Onimura M, Ohmoto M, Inui T, Yamamoto T, Matsumoto I, Abe K. Spatial differences in molecular characteristics of the pontine parabrachial nucleus. Brain Res. 2009 Nov 3;1296:24-34.
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA),
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry