Mr. Hirotaka Tateishi earned a degree of BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Kyoto University in 1995. Mr. Tateishi also earned a degree of MSc in Finance from Lancaster University Management School in 1999.
Mr. Tateishi worked for Ford Motor Company as automotive engineer for seven years, where his responsibilities include development of engine/transmission controllers (mainly software development) and overall vehicle planning and development. After such engineering experiences, Mr. Tateishi joined a patent firm in Tokyo in 2002 and mainly worked on patent application for Japan and overseas. The technical fields of those applications mainly include printing devices, optical devices, power tools, controllers for these devices, and the like. Because of his strength in technical, legal, and English skills, Mr. Tateishi mainly worked on patent applications filed in foreign patent offices (US, EPC, China, etc.) for Japanese companies, as well as patent applications filed in JPO for overseas companies. Mr. Tateishi passed Japanese Patent Bar and registered at Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) in 2004.
After working for the patent firm, in 2008 Mr. Tateishi returned to Hiroshima for family reasons and started his own patent firm Tateishi Patent. In Hiroshima, Mr. Tateishi deals with a broad range of intellectual property matters from domestic and overseas patent applications to general IP consultancy.
Mr. Yoshihiro Izumi earned a degree of MS in Information Production System from Waseda University in 2006. Mr. Izumi also studied information and system engineering in Kitakyushu City University and Ube National College of Technology.
Mr. Izumi worked for Zenrin Ltd. as software engineer for three years, where his responsibilities include research and development of map database which is used in automotive navigation systems. After that, Mr. Izumi joined a patent firm in Osaka in 2009 and mainly worked on patent applications filed with JPO.
In spring 2013, he joined Tateishi Patent to further develop and broaden his patent prosecution skills for Japanese and foreign applications. He has worked on patent applications in the fields of mechanical engineering, control/software engineering, business method application, etc. Mr. Izumi passed Japanese Patent Bar and registered at Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) in 2014.