Our People


Jiro MURAKAMI
Patent Attorney - Partner

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ExpertiseAutomotive components, precision machinery, image processing technology, optical devices, electronic circuits, computer networks, etc.
Personal History1994Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University
1994-2000Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company (development of communication terminals)
2000Akatsuki Union Patent Firm
2002Registered as a Japanese Patent Attorney
2004Registered as a Specific IP Litigation Certification
2009Partner of Akatsuki Union Patent Firm
2014Founded Alpha International Patent Firm
HighlightsMr. Murakami is the Co-Founder and Partner of the firm. At his prior firm, he worked as the main person responsible for two major client companies. He proposed and established common standards for drafting patent specifications. He also has extensive experience including suit to cancel trial decision, trial for patent invalidation, expert opinions, industrial designs, and trademarks.


Shigeki KAKIMI
Patent Attorney - Partner

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ExpertiseAutomotive components, image processing technology, semiconductors, computer networks, etc.
Personal History1993Bachelor's Degree in Architecture, Waseda University
1993-2003Chubu Electric Power Co, Inc. (architectural design)
2003Meisei International Patent Firm. Registered as a Japanese Patent Attorney
2006Training at Winter, Brandl et al. (Munich, Germany)
Registered as a Specific IP Litigation Certification
2012Partner of Meisei International Patent Firm
2014Founded Alpha International Patent Firm
Highlights Mr. Kakimi is the Co-Founder and Partner of the firm. At his prior firm, he had high patent allowance rate of his work, and earned designations of many clients for drafting patent specifications. He also has extensive experience including trial for patent invalidation, expert opinions, industrial designs, and trademarks.


Satoshi MIWA
Patent Attorney - Associate

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ExpertiseMachinery (automotive components, semiconductors, residential equipment, building materials, etc.), software, information processing, etc.
Personal History2003Bachelor's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University
2005Master's Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University
2005INAX Corporation (Development of building materials products, Intellectual Property Work)
2012YOU-I Patent Firm
2014Registered as a Japanese Patent Attorney
2017TMI Associates
2019Alpha International Patent Firm