Takayuki Imazato

Patent Director

Taka is a Japanese Patent Attorney with first and master degrees in life sciences, and considerable experience in prosecution and litigation cases in Japan.

After receiving MSc from Imperial College London, Taka started his research career at a multinational biotechnology company in the field of regenerative medicine using embryonic stem cells.

Taka then pursued his career in patent practice. Taka has more than 10 years of post-registration experience in patent practice in Japan at a leading patent law firm in Tokyo. His extensive experience covers patent filing, prosecution, FTO analysis, multiple invalidation trials, infringement trials and patent term extension of pharmaceutical patents. Taka also has experience of multiple oppositions at the EPO.

Taka is proficient in the field of biologic medicine such as antibodies, engineered cell medicine, regenerative medicine and nucleic acid medicine as well as biomarkers.

Taka joined HGF in 2018.