Osamu Suzawa  Japanese Patent Attorney


Osamu Suzawa is one of members of MEBUKI IP LAW FIRM.

He has handled filing and prosecution of patent, utility model, industrial design, trademark and semiconductor layout-design exploitation right(Mask Work) applications, opposition procedures against the registered patents, licensing activities of patents, patent related litigations, and advice about freedom to operate.

He specializes in electric products, manufacturing equipment, embedded systems, circuits, software, machinery, mechatronics, robotic systems, semiconductor devices, display devices, optical devices, medical devices and others, more concretely, display device (including liquid crystal, iontophoresis, manufacturing method, driving method, related circuit), printer (including inkjet, electro photography, impact, home use, business use, POS, ink composition, printer head, ink cartridge, ink tank, ink supply system, driving method, control method, printing process, related circuit), microprocessor (including superscalar microprocessor), image data processing (error diffusion, area coverage modulation), speech recognition, neural network and so on.

Since he has experience as an engineer, IP manager and IP licensing and litigation personnel in his previous position of private enterprise, he is able to assist in management of IP in the company, such as IP strategy planning, company patent reward system improvement, in-house IP education, contract related advice, licensing of IP, IP evaluation in M&A of business and others.


Associate in MEBUKI IP LAW FIRM, since 2017

IP staff and IP manager of IP division in SEIKO EPSON Corp., 1991-2017

Engineer and Liaison of Research and Development division in SEIKO EPSON Corp., 1987-1991

Engineer in development and design division of Oki Engineering Corp., 1985-1987.

In-house deputy of patent application of SEIKO EPSON Corp.,1996-2017

Experiences of warnings, litigations in domestic and overseas, due diligence and Japan customs import suspension.


All District Courts: As Specially Qualified Attorney For Infringement Litigation since 2010.

Japan Patent Office and Intellectual Property High Court: As Japanese Patent Attorney since 1995.


Electrical Engineering, The Tohoku University of Science, 1975


Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation Chairman Encouraging Prize (in Kanto district covering Tokyo)