HASEGAWA Akira

HASEGAWA Akira

Current Practice Areas

Mr. Akira Hasegawa’s practice focuses on the Preparation and Prosecution of Domestic and Foreign Patent Applications, Expert Opinions, Invention Mining, and Consulting to provide legal and technical expertise to help clients make patent application policies.

Technological Fields
Mr. Hasegawa’s experience covers a wide range of technical fields including Machinery and Structure, Electricity, Control, Optics, Information Processing, and Communications.

In detail, Mr. Hasegawa is well-versed in the fields of Automotive Components, Electrical Products (televisions, videos, projectors), Cameras (controllers, optical systems), Signaling Systems, Train Controllers, Telecommunications Equipment, Agricultural Machinery, Software, and Business Models.

Mr. Hasegawa has extensive business experience in a general trading company affiliated with a manufacturer, a foreign-owned automaker, and a medical care system venture. This, coupled with his expertise in IP matters, allows him to provide concrete and realistic advice to his clients.

Careers

Mr. Hasegawa’s careers prior to joining Prezio include:
(i) a member of the non-ferrous metals division of a general trading company affiliated with a manufacturer, engaged in the procurement of materials for automotive components and lithium-ion batteries,
(ii) a member of a Japanese IP Firm, preparing and prosecuting Patent Applications in the fields of automotive engines, digital cameras (control systems and optical systems), organic EL (mainly circuits), and software,
(iii) a member of a foreign-owned automaker (Japan branch office), engaged in developing sales plans, sales promotion strategies, and marketing strategies for the German automaker in the Japanese market,
(iv) a member of a Japanese IP Firm, preparing and prosecuting Patent Applications in the field of automotive components, broadcasting and communication equipment, display equipment (LCD televisions, projectors), small cameras (optical systems), motors, and train signaling equipment, and
(v) a founder of a Japanese IP firm, where he served as an intellectual property representative for a medical care system venture company, and provided advice on patent strategies.

Educational Background

Mr. Hasegawa earned his Bachelor of Agriculture from the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Kyoto University and his Master of Agriculture in Biological and Environmental Engineering from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo. He completed the doctoral program without a doctoral degree in Biological and Environmental Engineering, the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo.

Mr. Hasegawa’s Master’s Thesis is entitled:
“Basic Research on Rankine Cycle Engines Using Biomass Fuels”.