Attorney profiles

Koichi Iwata


1997 BS in Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University
1997-2000 Enrolled in Graduate School of Engineering, Division of Biotechnology, Osaka University
2000-2004 Matsumoto & Associates
2004 Joined Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
2007 Registered as Patent Attorney
2011-2012 Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA), Biotechnology and Life Science Committee, committee member
2014-2015 JPAA Kanto Branch, Small and Medium-sized Companies and Venture Companies Support Committee, committee member
2015- JPAA Patent Committee, committee member


  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Japan

Main Areas of Practice

Koichi Iwata is a Japanese patent attorney who specializes in the fields of biotechnology, especially life science, molecular biology, immunology and pharmaceutical products, and also has a wealth of practical experience in the fields of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology. Mr. Iwata is widely involved in IP practice related to a filing of patent applications and a granting of patent rights for Japanese and overseas corporate clients, universities and research institutes.