Our People




- Description

Toru ISHIKAWA is a senior partner of ORION I.P.O and manages a biotechnology and pharmaceutical team in Sagamihara office. His practice focuses on Patent prosecution, Opposition, Patent Infringement opinion, Patentability opinion, Freedom-to-operate analysis and Due diligence in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Toru has experience in various fields including molecular biology, cell culturing, diagnostics, antibodies, polypeptides, vaccines, drug delivery system, nucleic acid probes, pharmaceutical compounds, pharmaceutical composition with new medical use and medical devices.

Toru started his legal career at a major leading patent firm in Tokyo and handled lots of pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications of American and European companies. In addition, Toru stayed at a patent firm in Washington DC as a trainee and then worked for South California office of a major American patent firm. Owing to these experiences, Toru has been providing Non-Japanese clients with good services for obtaining their patents and protecting their rights in intellectual property field.

- Education

Graduated in Civil Law Course from Nihon University
Graduated in Applied Biochemistry course from Nihon University

- Career

ORION International Patent Office as a partner
Techno Fuji P.P.S as a partner
Passed the Patent Agent's Examination before the USPTO
Fish & Richardson P.C as a member of biotechnology group
Nakamura & Partners as a member of bio/chem. group
Passed the Patent Attorney's Examination
SRL (Special Reference Laboratory)
Medical Institute of Nihon University as an Assistant researcher working on
Cellar Immunology

- Membership

Japan Patent Attorneys' Association (JPAA)
Intellectual Property Association of Japan (IPAJ)
Japan Biotechnology Academy
Japan Biotechnology Industry Association

- Others

  • Lecturer of Patent Seminar at the Japan Patent Office in 1999, 2001 and 2002
  • Lecturer of Patent Seminar in Tokyo, sponsored by Cannon Application Inc. in 1995
  • Lecturer of Japan-Europe exchange seminar in Munich 1994
  • Lecturer at Annual meeting of Japan Immunology Academy in Tokyo in 1981,
  • Title "Regulation of Immune response using carrageenan"
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