Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Nagoya, Aichi, Japan (Updated)

OKADA PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE P.C. , a leading Japanese intellectual property law firm in Nagoya, Japan, seeks a US patent attorney or agent to fill a position which will be vacant. The position is for two days work per week except national holidays.  Salary is negotiable based on experience. The successful candidate will work at our office in Nagoya, Japan.

The duties will include overseeing our foreign prosecutions, providing opinions on matters relating to US patents, providing advice/support on litigation and transactional matters involving US intellectual property issues, updating our Japanese qualified attorneys and staff on current US practice and US legal developments, and providing general advice in connection with copyright/trademark matters and related matters.

Japanese language skills are not required. However, the successful candidate will have (a)-(c) and agree with (d).

  • (a) A Juris Doctor (JD) with admission to a state bar, and registration to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • (b) At least 2 years experience either in private practice or in-house as a registered US patent attorney or agent, with significant prosecution experience.
  • (c) A degree in mechanical or electrical engineering (though other engineering or related disciplines may also be considered).
  • (d) A minimum two-year employment contract (notice clause is provided in the contract).

To apply, please email your resume to

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Nagoya, Aichi, Japan