Professional Experience

Dr. Yamamoto is an associate at SUGIMURA.  His practice encompasses patent prosecution in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and chemistry.

Dr. Yamamoto started his professional career at Mitsubishi Kasei Corporation and engaged in the medicinal research, including drug and target discovery and validation by using technologies of molecular biology and pharmacology over 20 years.  He earned a Ph.D degree in medicine from Kyoto University during this career.

Prior to joining to SUGIMURA, Dr. Yamamoto worked in Strategy & Planning Department of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.  As a manager, he led to develop the Mid-term Business Plan, R&D strategies and collaborations with other pharmaceutical companies, venture companies and academic labs.


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)


Ph.D.  Medicine, Neuroscience,  Kyoto University
M.S.  Biophysics,  The University of Tokyo
B.A.  Pure and Applied Sciences,  The University of Tokyo

Practice Areas

Patent Prosecution (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Chemistry)




1) “Reversible suppression of glutamatergic neurotransmission of cerebellar granule cells in vivo by genetically manipulated expression of tetanus neurotoxin light chain”
Yamamoto, M., Wada, N., Kitabatake, Y., Watanabe, D., Anzai, M., Teranishi, Y., and Nakanishi, S.
Journal of Neuroscience, 2003 : 23(17) : 6759-6767

2) “DAP kinase activity is critical for C2-ceramide-induced apoptosis in PC12 cells”
Yamamoto, M., Hioki, T., Ishii, T., Nakajima-Iijima, S., Uchino, S.
European Journal of Biochemistry, 2002 : 269(1) : 139-147

3) “Developmental changes in distribution of death-associated protein kinase mRNAs”
Yamamoto, M., Takahashi, H., Nakamura, T., Hioki, T., Nagayama, S., Ooashi, N., Sun, X., Ishii, T., Kudo, Y., Nakajima-Iijima, S., Kimchi, A., Uchino, S.
Journal of Neuroscience Research, 1999 : 58(5) : 674-683

4) “Confined lateral diffusion of membrane receptors as studied by single particle tracking (nanovid microscopy).  Effects of calcium-induced differentiation in cultured epithelial cells”
Kusumi, A., Sako, Y., Yamamoto, M.
Biophysical Journal 1993 : 65(5) : 2021-2040