Takayoshi Kusumoto is a co-founder of KUSUMOTO PATENTS & TRADEMARKS, and is a managing partner of Ishiyama Office. He has over thirty years experience in the practice of intellectual property law with extensive experience in undertaking Japanese and international patent, trademark, and design applications, client consultations and providing advice on patentability, patent infringement, patent validity, and trademark availability and registration. He established KUSUMOTO PATENT OFFICE in 1987. In September 2017, the office was merged with Konan Patent Office, and changed its name to KUSUMOTO PATENTS & TRADEMARKS.
Mr. Kusumoto is a guest professor of University of Shiga Prefecture. He is a member of the AIPPI and the Japan Trademark Association (JTA). He was the president of the Kinki Branch of Japan Patent Attorneys Association (KJPAA) from 2011 to 2012. He was presented the award for encouragement and achievement by the Japan Institute of Invention and innovation (JIII) in 2013.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Himeji Institute of Technology (present University of Hyogo). Following graduation, he worked for Sumikin Precision Forge Inc. undertaking design and research in the plasticity of metals. He moved from Sumikin Precision Forge Inc. to a patent law firm in Nagoya, where he accumulated vast experience in intellectual property law.
He was registered as a patent attorney (Registration No. 9424) in 1986.