KAZUTO ISHIHARA received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, both in Agricultural Science, from Nagoya University in Japan in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and his Juris Doctor degree from the Cleveland State University in 2005. Mr. Ishihara is a member of the Ohio bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. From 1988 to 2019, Mr. Ishihara was an active registered Japanese Patent Attorney and was licensed to practice before the Japan Patent Office.
Mr. Ishihara has extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. and Japan in the fields of chemical and electro-mechanical inventions. He has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the following technologies: semiconductor devices, semiconductor materials, and semiconductor processing; image forming technology, e.g., printers, copy machines, scanners; organic/inorganic chemistry, e.g., pharmaceutical chemistry, nanotechnology, photographic and lithographic chemistry, material chemistry, electronic materials, agricultural chemistry; medical/cosmetic products; polymer chemistry, e.g., synthetic fibers, petroleum chemistry, biodegradable polymers, health care technology, coating compositions; clean energy technology, e.g., solar energy, fuel cells, catalysts. Mr. Ishihara received an award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law from the American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, and the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., in 2004. He is a named inventor on three U.S. patents and more than ten Japanese patent applications for Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. He is co-author of “Effective Production of Pseudomonas fluorescence Lipase by Semi-batch Culture,” Journal of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 31(1), 45-48, 1989.