Mr. Kawahara is the Director of our Material and Chemical Division. His practice encompasses patent prosecution and litigation in the material science, alternative energy, chemistry, medical devices, and mechanical engineering fields. Mr. Kawahara has particular expertise in the areas of glass composition, semiconductor technologies, steel technologies, inhalation devices, ultrasonic mammography technologies, photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, and tire technologies. Prior to joining SUGIMURA, he worked within the IP department of Cannon Inc. where he specialized in Cannon’s core technologies within the medical device, medical imaging, photovoltaic cells, and optical material industries.
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
(Qualified IP Litigator)
M.S., Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
B.S., Applied Chemistry, The University of Tokyo
Patent Prosecution (Material Science, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering)
“Electron Transport in Silver-Semiconductor Nanocomposite Films Exhibiting Multicolor Photochromism” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 7, 3851-3855 (2005)
“Surface Diffusion Behavior of Photo-generated Active Species or Holes on TiO2 Photocatalysts” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 5, 4764-4766 (2003)