Mitsuo Teramoto


Patent Attorney

Practice Area
Technical Field

Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

Mr. Teramoto has extensive knowledge and experience in patent prosecution, trials for invalidation, and suits against trial decisions. He specializes in metallurgy and inorganic chemistry. During his tenure at the JPO, he worked extensively on patent examinations and appeal examinations in the fields of metals, organic and inorganic materials, and electric machinery. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Teramoto was a Director of the Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center of the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, and was involved in research on counterfeit activities both in Japan and overseas.


B.S., Department of Mining Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Professional Background

33 years' experience at the JPO, 1978 - 2011
·Examiner and Appeal Examiner, 1978 - 2000
·Consul, Japanese Consulate General (Munich), 1988 - 1991
·Director of Metals and Electrochemistry Division, Third Patent Examination Department, 2002 - 2004
·Chief Appeal Examiner, 14th Board of Appeal (Textile Processing and Packaging Machinery), 2004 - 2008
·Director of the 11th Board of Appeal (Transportation and Lighting), 2008 - 2010
·Senior Director of the 18th Board of Appeal (Metal Processing), 2010 - 2011