Professional Experience

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

Dr. Yamamoto started his professional career at Mitsubishi Kasei Corporation and engaged in the medicinal research, such as drugs and their targets discovery and validation, over 20 years.  He also created inventions related with the drugs and biotechnology for cardiovascular and neurological disorder.

Prior to joining to SUGIMURA, Dr. Yamamoto worked in Strategy & Planning Department of Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.  As a manager, he led to develop R&D strategies and the Business Plan.  He also promoted projects to license-in and –out from several aspects including search and evaluation of patents of the company and the potential collaborators (other pharmaceutical companies, venture companies and academic institutes).

He earned a Ph.D degree from Kyoto University.


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 (Healthcare, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, 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