Staff

Gunichiro Ariga

Gunichiro Ariga

Patent Attorney,
General Manager,
Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Gunichiro Ariga is the founder of Ariga International Patent Office, and has been a registered patent attorney (Registration No. 7260) since 1968. He has considerable experience and expertise representing clients at all stages of patent prosecution, and has been involved in numerous trials for patent invalidation.

Mr. Ariga is a 1961 graduate of Kyushu Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.

Mr. Ariga worked for Yahata Steel Corporation (predecessor of Nippon Steel Corporation) for three years and worked for TEIJIN LIMITED for ten years in the intellectual property department prior to establishing his own office, Ariga Patent Office (predecessor of Ariga International Patent Office), in 1971.

Mr. Ariga remains actively involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications for Toyota Motor Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Ricoh Company, Ltd., Teijin Seiki Co., Ltd., Anritsu Corporation, Japan Broadcasting Corporation, and Asahi Techneion Co., Ltd. , among others, both in Japan and other countries.

Mr. Ariga is a member of the Japan Patent Attorney’s Association (JPAA), the Licensing Executives Society Japan (LESJ), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Japan (AIPPI Japan), and The Open Group Japan.


Eiichiro Ariga

Eiichiro Ariga

Patent Attorney,
Deputy General Manager,
Electrical Engineer

Mr. Ariga is a 1996 graduate of the Faculty of Engineering, Tamagawa University in Tokyo. He has been with us since 2001. He acquired his registration as Patent Attorney in 2005. He now manages the office as he assumed the position of deputy general manager in 2008.

His areas of expertise include electronics, mechanical devices, telecommunications, computers and software. He has prepared and prosecuted a broad range of patent applications including those relating to image devices, mobile telecommunications, facsimiles, copiers, semiconductor devices, machine tool-related matters, and automobile-related matters. He now mainly prepares applications and responses to office actions in automobile-related matters, specifically, in cases relating to mechanical and control systems of engines and transmissions.
Mr. Ariga is also a qualified Information Systems Security Administrator and has a vast knowledge of information technology.

Mr. Ariga and everyone in the office are focused on providing our clients sense of security with our work as to earn clients’ confidence to boost our business.

Mr. Ariga is a member of JPAA (Japan Patent Attorney Association) and LESJ (Licensing Executives Society Japan).


Kaoru Satoh

Kaoru Satoh

Patent Attorney,
Electrical Engineer,
Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Satoh is a 1979 graduate of Waseda University.He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and his graduate stuies were performed in the field of thermodynamics.

Mr. Satoh worked in the software development department of IBM Japan, Ltd. for over thirty years. Initially, Mr. Satoh developed software relating to operating systems, system control programs, and various types of user application programs. Later, he worked as a member and as the leader of several system integration projects for developing and establishing enterprise systems. In his last ten years at IBM Japan, he was involved in drafting software license agreements between IBM and other software manufacturers. Mr. Satoh’s experiences at IBM Japan sparked his interest in the information technology field, particularly in regards to the processes involved in establishing software license agreements.

Since becoming a registered Patent Attorney in 2011, Mr. Satoh has mainly worked on the drafting and development of foreign patent applications, including the translation of specifications, and the prosecution of patent applications, including drafting arguments and amendments in response to office actions. He also handles numerous domestic patent applications.


Atsuhiro Ishikawa

Atsuhiro Ishikawa

Patent Attorney, Mechanical Engineer.
Registered Patent Attorney, 2013.

Education:

University of Tokyo Environmental & Ocean Engineering (BS), 2003

Legal Fields:

Patents / Utility Models / Design Models / Trademarks.
Domestic and foreign patent applications and prosecution.

Special Fields:

Mechanical Engineering, specifically, but not limited to automobiles, engines, steel, and imaging.




Takafumi Ogawa

Takafumi Ogawa

Patent Attorney, Electrical Engineer,
Registered Patent Attorney, 2002.

Education:

Hiroshima University, 1985

Legal Fields:

Patents / Utility Models / Design Models / Trademarks.
Domestic and foreign patent applications and prosecution.

Special Fields:

Electrical Engineering, specifically, but not limited to communication, computer, electronics

Member:

JPAA


Daniel J. Borash

Daniel J. Borash

After obtaining his doctorate in Population Genetics from the Univeristy of California, Irvine, in 1999, Dr. Borash received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences, and conducted experiments using laboratory-adapted Drosphila melanogaster populations to probe aspects of density-dependent natural selection and postponed senesence at the University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus).
Since 2006, Dr. Borash has been actively working with several patent law firms in the Tokyo area, assisting in the development of patent applications and translating documents in various technical fields.
In 2015, Dr. Daniel J. Borash joined Ariga IPO as an advisor, translator and liaison between Ariga IPO and our international clients.