- Yoko TANAKA
Registered Patent Attorney (Registry No.12274) (2002)
Qualified as a litigation representative before court (2004)
Registered Pharmacist (Registry No. 268855) (1991)
Profession & Career
Ms. Tanaka is in charge of domestic and foreign patent applications, prosecutions, appeals, litigation & trials and expert opinion preparation.
She specializes in Pharmaceuticals and Organic Chemistry, and, can provide a particularly high level of services with respect to patent cases in the fields of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, polymers, applied organic materials, environmental technology, and the like.
She worked for Wakamoto Pharmaceutical Co., LTD. for 10 years at its Sagami Research Laboratory, researching low-molecular organic compounds for development of novel pharmaceuticals.
She joined TSUKUNI & ASSOCIATES in March 2002.
March 1991: Graduated from Tokyo University of Pharmacy & Life Science, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Faculty of Pharmacy.
Articles, Publications, Lectures
Articles (joint papers)
・Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 1999 Jun; 7(6):1247-54
“Novel vasopressin V2 receptor-selective antagonists, pyrrolo[2,1-a]quinoxaline and pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine derivatives.”
・AIPPI, (2010) Vol.55, No.4: 261-265
“A Notable Court Decision on Patentability of Medical Use Invention in China”
“Practice of drafting Specification in the field of Chemistry – How to prepare strong specification and claims related to chemical substances and pharmaceuticals –” (March 2011) hosted by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
“Practice of drafting Specification and Claims in the field of Chemistry – How to prepare strong specification and claims to go ahead of your competitor –” (August 2011) hosted by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
Hobbies and interests
She is fond of reading books including mysteries and visiting museums and galleries.