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Atsushi NAGANO

Chemical / Biotechnology Division
Patent Attorney & Divisional Manager

patent attorney (2005)
passed the US Patent Bar Exam (2019)


Mr. Nagano was qualified as a patent attorney in 2005.  After working at Taoka Chemical Co., Ltd., he joined Fukami in 2005.  In 2019, he spent several months at a law firm in Washington D.C. as a visiting attorney.  He passed the US Patent Bar Exam in 2019. He handles prosecutions, appeals, expert opinions, and litigation in the fields of organic chemistry, resin and rubber, etc.  He is a member of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), LESI, and LES.


graduated from Osaka University, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Department of Synthetic Chemistry (1997)
received a master’s degree from the same university (1999)


Taoka Chemical Co., Ltd. (1999-2004)
Fukami Patent Office (2005-)

Overseas training

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch Program (US) (2012)
Mewburn Ellis Program (UK) (2015)
Lee International IP & Law Group (KR); visiting attorney (May 2016)
Lee & Li (TW); visiting attorney (May 2017)
China Science Patent & Trademark Agent (CN); visiting attorney (July – Aug. 2018)
Sughrue Mion, PLLC (US); visiting attorney (Apr. – Sept. 2019)