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Yoshiyuki Inaba

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Mr. Yoshiyuki Inaba has been a partner since establishment of TMI Associates. He heads the intellectual property group, utilizing his expertise in patent and trademark prosecutions and enforcement. Through his more than 45 years of experience, he has earned a reputation of being a top-level IP practitioner. (Patents/Trademarks/Designs/Consultation regarding Patent and Trademark Litigation/Prosecution/Trials). In addition to his private practice, Mr. Inaba has held roles in various professional organizations, including the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association, where he served as a vice-president. He also offers a class affiliated with Santa Clara University (CA), regarding Japanese IP laws and practice.


Senior Partner of TMI Associates, 45 years of experience, Vice-president of JPAA, Faculty member of Santa Clara University School of Law.

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Patent Academy, USPTO (1980), Sophia University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1973).