Japanese, European and German patent attorney
Ms. Inazumi attained B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Kobe University and began working as a systems engineer with Fujitsu Corporation. After starting her patent engineer career in 1993 in Japan, she expanded her experience as a patent practitioner in Europe in 2007. She contributed to the establishment of Global IP Europe in 2009.
Areas of specialisation:
- electronics, including computer programs, semiconductor materials, opto-electronics, flat panel displays, laser apparatuses, image processing, data input apparatuses, information apparatuses, air-conditioning apparatuses, electronic appliances, sensors and control circuits
- mechanics including weighing machines, packaging machines, automotive engineering, exhaust gas test stands and sealing devices.
Since 1993, Tomoko Inazumi has been handling the prosecution of patents and designs, including drafting applications, replying to official communications, oppositions and appeal cases. She also has experience in advising on patent and design filing strategy, patent disputes, as well as preparing expert opinions and contracts.
Her multi-cultural legal background has helped her when handling litigation and negotiation cases for world-wide patent families and when preparing contracts for companies having multiple business places around the world.