Our People

Michael BatesBusiness English Advisor

Mike has over 20 years of experience in Corporate global communications training. He spent a decade as the dedicated, in-house communications coach and instructor for one of the world’s largest foreign pharmaceutical companies, working across functions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Japanese members’ interactions with global counterparts.

He is currently working as a corporate trainer, providing customized communication programs to several leading multinational corporations, focusing on key business skill areas: meetings, presentations, persuasion, writing and cross-cultural understanding.

Mike is passionate about helping Japanese and Asia-Pacific talent develop the capabilities required to succeed in a rapidly changing global business environment.

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Mike holds a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Criminology, as well as an MBA in Global Leadership.

Our People

  1. Yasuko Tanaka

    Patent Attorney, President & CEO

  2. Kenji Kitabatake

    Patent Attorney

  3. Tomoko Furukawa

    Patent Attorney, Trademark Advisor

  4. Michael Bates

    Business English Advisor

  5. Dr. Katsuhito Miyamoto

    Technical Advisor

  6. IP Admin Group

    A team of experienced administrative staff

  7. Patent Engineers

    Patent Engineers

  8. Search Group

    Experienced searchers