Mr. Katsumori Iseki

Country/Region of practice
About me

Experience in patent practice from 2000 - present He engaged for first 10 years mainly in patent practice relating to acquisition of rights for a global electronics company in Japan. Then, he engaged in overall intellectual property concerns of many overseas companies as well as companies in Japan and accumulated experience, additionally to the experience in the acquisition of rights, in providing support for dispute relating to intellectual property and for technology transfer including technology transfer between industry and academia. He has experience in negotiation and contraction relating to intellectual property, analysis of intellectual property information, and consulting for business strategy and overseas expansion utilizing intellectual property. He gives seminars and participates in official activities in Japan and foreign countries. He has work experience in a U.S. patent law firm.

Areas of expertise:

Patent, utility model, trademark, design, copyright, unfair competition, litigation, Intellectual Property license, Intellectual property consulting, trade of intellectual property and technology.

Specialty - Technology areas:

Overall area of semiconductors (especially processing technology, device technology, semiconductor material), ICT, medical instruments, sporting goods, daily goods.

Official Membership

Academic Qualifications

Japanese Patent Attorney

LL.M. (Master of Laws), University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

He enrolled in Doshisha University, Faculty of Science and Engineering (Chemical Engineering) and then transferred to Osaka University of Foreign Studies (Currently: Osaka University, Majored Language: English) and graduated with Litt.B

Experience & Qualifications

Professional Experience
  • Industrial designs and copyright counselling
  • IP counselling
  • Licensing and IP-related agreements
  • Patent oppositions
  • Patent prosecution

Roles in FICPI

  • CET 3 International Patent Matters

    CET Group 3 focuses on developments of the international patent system and provides guidance to its users. Such developments can relate to both substantive and procedural aspects of patent law, and CET3 follows them across jurisdictions.

    CET3 identifies issues that deserve study, conducts the studies and provides guidance through various outputs available to the users of the patent system such as Guidelines, Position papers, and Resolutions. CET3 actively contributes to forging and advocating the position of FICPI in discussions on patent law harmonisation in key study and discussion groups such as the Group B+ and at the forums established by WIPO.

    CET3 also monitors and studies international agreements and conventions relating to patents, follows the developments of the PCT system and, where necessary, provides comments to WIPO and relevant authorities for defending a well-balanced international patent system.

  • Chair
  • Japanese
  • English