Mr. Masashi Moriwaki

Country/Region of practice
About me
Mr. Masashi Moriwaki has broad experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including litigation, licensing, opinions, and prosecution in Japan. He is managing his own IP law firm, MORIWAKI IP, P.C. in Kyoto and Tokyo. Also, he works at courts as a technical adviser. The technical advisers system in Japan was established by the amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure in 2003 and introduced into practice in April 2004. This system aims at achieving higher quality of court proceedings and judgments in specialized fields of lawsuit such as intellectual property cases, in which scientific and technical matters are often disputed.

Experience & Qualifications

Technical Specialisms
  • Nanotechnology
  • Software; computer-implemented inventions
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology
  • Electrical engineering
Professional Experience
  • Patent prosecution
  • Registered design prosecution
  • Trade mark prosecution
  • Patent litigation
  • Patent oppositions

Roles in FICPI

  • CET 7 IP Enforcement and Alternate Dispute Resolution

    CET Group 7 focuses on contentious IP issues including but not limited to IP opposition (both pre and post grant), revocation, appeal, infringement action, amicable settlement of disputes including via alternate dispute resolution as well as substantive and procedural aspects related thereto.

    On behalf of FICPI, Group 7 also endeavours to keep a close watch on all crucial national and international developments on IP enforcement landscape including on custom actions, anti-counterfeit issues, reciprocal judgements, professional privilege, transfer of right etc and keep its membership abreast of such developments from time to time. Group 7 also aims to create a go to list of certified arbitrators and/or mediators within FICPI.

  • Member