Professional Experience

Dr. Makita is an associate at SUGIMURA. His practice encompasses patent prosecution in materials science and chemistry. Dr. Makita started his professional career at Sumitomo Special Metals, Co., Ltd. where he engaged in materials research focused on rare earth permanent magnets and methods of producing the same. He earned a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from Kyoto University during this career. Prior to joining to SUGIMURA, Dr. Makita worked within the IP Department of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. where he drafted patent specifications and technical agreements in the fields of permanent magnets, cast iron, pipe joints, and mass flow controllers.


Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
(Qualified IP Litigator)


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University
M.S., Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Kyoto University
B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Kyoto University

Practice Areas

Patent Prosecution (Materials science, Chemistry)




“Coercivity of Zn evaporation-coated Sm2Fe17Nx fine powder and its bonded magnets”
K. Makita, S. Hirosawa
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 260 (1997) 236-241

“Phase boundary structure in Nd-Fe-B sintered magnets”
Ken Makita, Osamu Yamashita
Applied Physics Letters, Vol.74, No. 14 (1999) 2056-2058