Attorney Profiles
Patent Attorney
Megumu Kurokawa

Graduated from Shibaura Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture


Technical Advisor, Miyoshi International Patent Office


Technical Advisor, Patent Attorney, Suzuki International Patent & Trademark Office


Registered as Patent Attorney


Patent Attorney, Isshiki International Patent Office (2003- Isshiki & Co.)


Appointed as Judicial Research Official at Tokyo High Court, IP division (2005- Intellectual Property High Court)


Joined Abe, Ikubo & Katayama


Chairperson of Patent Committee, Japan Patent Attorneys Association


2010 to date
Member of Interim Committee of Industrial Property Council (Examiner for the Patent Attorneys Examination (Patent Law, Utility Model Law))


Qualified as patent attorney admitted to practice intellectual property infringement litigation


Researcher at Central Research Institute of Intellectual Property, Japan Patent Attorneys Association


2012 to date
Lecturer at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy

Main Areas of Practice

Mr. Kurokawa has over 30 years of patent practice experience..  He worked as a judicial research official for three years from 2004 and supported the judges in patent lawsuits against appeal/trial board decisions and patent infringement cases.  In our office he has handled numerous patent lawsuits against appeal/trial board decisions and patent infringement cases, and he provides expert opinions using his experience and expertise in patent offices and the High Court.  In addition, he is often asked to serve as a technical expert, and is even appointed as a technical expert in trials.


Mr Kurokawa utilizes his broad knowledge of court practices gained through various positions, such as a judicial research official, technical expert and representative, as well as his deep experience in patent office trial practice, to provide clients with the optimal solution and procedures for patent cases from a global perspective.

Publications and Articles

“Intellectual Property in Electronics and Software” (co-author), Globe Business Publishing Ltd. (2013)

“Important Court Decisions on Patents in Japan, the United States, and Europe” (co-author), Abac Zoom, Inc. (2013)

“Claim Construction in Patent Infringement Lawsuits” (co-author), Patent (Separate Volume), Vol. 9 (2013)

“Judicial Practicalities after 2011 Revision of Patent Act,” Patent, Vol.2012/02 (2012)

“New Commentary on Patent Law (Shin Chukai Tokkyo-ho), Vol.2, Articles 126-128, 134bis-134ter, and 181” (co-author), Seirin Shoin (2011)

“Meaning of ‘Shall Not Substantially Enlarge or Alter the Scope of Claims’” (co-author), Patent (Separate Volume), Vol.4 (2011)

“Meaning of Common Technical Knowledge in Patent Law” (co-author), New Trend in Intellectual Property Laws (Chiteki Zaisan-ho no Atarashii Nagare): Collection of Essays in Commemoration of Mr. Eiji Katayama’s 60th Birthday, Seirin Shoin (2010)

“Intellectual Property Disputes and ADR,” JCA Journal, Vol.51, No.3 (2004)

“Overview of Patent Applicatioin Procedure,” Forefront of Patent Practice (Tokkyo Jitsumu no Saisentan), edited by Daini Tokyo Bar Association Study Group of Intellectual Properties, Shoji Homu (2004)

“Functions and Practicalities of ADR,” Inventions (Hatsumei), Vol.99, No.11 (2002)