Welcome Judge Toshiaki Iimura to YUASA AND HARA
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NEWS Special Edition October 2014
We welcome Judge Toshiaki Iimura; Former Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property High Court, as special counsel of our firm as of October, 2014.
Mr. Iimura has worked as a judge on the front line of intellectual property disputes for almost 20 years. His expansive career has led him to undertake high profile roles including: judge of the Intellectual Property Division of Tokyo District Court, presiding judge of the Intellectual Property Division of Tokyo District Court, presiding judge of the Intellectual Property High Court and Chief of the Intellectual Property High Court. Mr. Iimura has always strived towards realizing (1) speedy and substantial hearings and (2) appropriate and reasonable judgments. He has contributed greatly to the development of the intellectual property court system through various publications in Japan and overseas; exchanged opinions with Patent Offices, Bar Associations, Patent Attorneys Associations, Japanese and foreign enterprises, etc. and has attended intellectual property conferences throughout the world.
We welcome Mr. Iimura to our firm as an authority on intellectual property and together we will hereafter continue to strive towards providing our clients with unsurpassable legal services and advice.
Please see Mr. Iimura’s profile below.
1974-1983 : Tokyo District Court, Administrative Affairs Bureau, Supreme Court, Sapporo District Court
1983-1987 : Tokyo District Court (Intellectual Property Division)
1987-1994 : Ministry of Justice
1994-1996 : Judge of Tokyo High Court
1996-1998 : Tokyo District Court (Presiding Judge of the Traffic Accidents Division)
1998-2004 : Tokyo District Court (Presiding Judge of the Intellectual Property Division)
2004-2006 : Chief Judge of the Kofu District Court
2006-2014 : Intellectual Property High Court (Presiding Judge)
2012-2014 : Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property High Court