Our People

Yasuko TanakaPatent Attorney, President & CEO

Education and Job History
Ms. Tanaka graduated from Chiba University (Biochemistry) in 1990. She has worked in the IP Dept. of Teijin, Pfizer Japan and 3M Japan dealing with global patent prosecution both in English and Japanese, IP clearance and dispute, IP strategy/consulting, transactions, patent search, and IP education. While working for the American multinationals, she worked closely with her English speaking local representatives/counterparts on a daily basis.
She resigned from her last company, 3M Japan, in March 2013 to start her own venture “S-Cube Corporation” (IP Business Consultancy) in April. In August, she expanded her firm establishing S-Cube International Patent Firm.
She was appointed to a part time lecturer at University of Toyama in the first semester 2016, a part time lecturer at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in the second semester 2017, and a technical advisor for IP-related litigation in April 2022.

Other activities
Member of Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
President of Tokyo Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
Member of the Japan Corporate Governance Network
Member of IP/Intangible Asset Governance Study Group
Member of Licensing Executive Society Japan
Director of Japanese Association of International Business Law
Supporting member of the Institute of Intellectual Property
Researcher of Meiji Gakuin University, Institute for Graduate School of Business and Law

Member of the Intellectual Property Association of Japan (up to 2024/4)
Member of AIPPI JAPAN (up to 2024/4)
Member of Bio/Lifescience Committee, JPAA (2022)
Vice Chairperson of IP Business Center, JPAA (2017)
Chairperson of IP Business Consulting Committee, JPAA (2015/2016)
Member of IP Education Supporting Committee, Kanto Affiliate of JPAA (2011 to 3/2013)
Member of Japan Farmdoc Association (1992 to 1996)
Member of Japan Online Users Group (OUG) by INFOSTA (1992 to 1994)
Member of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association of Tokyo (1999 to 2004)
Member of Asian Patent study group by Tokyo/Osaka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (2001 to 2002)

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