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Yoshikatsu Ono

Senior Consultant/
y.ono@kangxin.com
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Mr. Ono served in the Intellectual Property Department of Sony Corporation beginning in 1968 and has more than 40 years experience in the field of intellectual property. With the continuous expansion of Sony Corporation, Mr. Ono was promoted to serve as the Director of the Intellectual Property Department. During these years, Mr. Ono concurrently served as Executive Council Member of the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), overseeing the council’s operations. He holds a unique perspective on solving intellectual property disputes between enterprises and at the same time, he proposes strategies to be implemented in relation to intellectual property management.

Mr. Ono is familiar with Chinese intellectual property laws and regulations as he has been handling Chinese patent issues since 1985, when China’s Intellectual Property Law was first published. He was dispatched to Beijing for two and half years at the end of 2002, as Director of the Intellectual Property Department for Sony Corporation (China) and Mr. Ono joined Kangxin in 2010 as a Senior Consultant. 

Education and experience
  • 1968 Graduated from Tokyo Denki University School of Engineering, Majoring in Electrical Communication Engineering
  • 1968 Joined Sony Corporation, working in the Intellectual Property Department, engaging in patent surveying, domestic and oversea patent applications
  • 1993 Served as Senior Manager for the Department of Legal Affairs and Patent in the Intellectual Property Division, Sony Corporation
  • 1996 Served as General Manager for the Department of Legal Affairs and Enterprise Planning Department of Intellectual Property, Sony Corporation
  • 1998 Served as executive council member of Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)
  • 1998 Served as General Manager of the Department of Legal Affairs and Administrative Department of Intellectual Property, Sony Corporation
  • 1999 Served as Manager of the Core Technology and Network Patent Department, Sony Corporation
  • 2002 Served as Chief of the Office for the Intellectual Property, Sony (China) Corporation 2004 Served as General Manager of Department of Legal Affairs and Department of the Intellectual Property Division of Sony (China)
  • 2005 Joined HOYA, as Department Head, Intellectual Property, HOYA Group
  • 2009 Served as General Manager of Department of Intellectual Property of HOYA Group
  • 2009 Worked as individual consultant on international intellectual property issue
  • 2010 Joined Kangxin, serving as Senior Consultant
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