Teru Koide, M.Ing

Associate | Foreign Affairs Manager Japan

+49 211 99 689 -0



  • Patente und Gebrauchsmuster, SPCs

  • Designs
  • Marken

Technische Fachgebiete

  • Chemie
  • Pharma
  • Maschinenbau
  • Elektrotechnik


Besondere Expertise

  • Drafting patent applications
  • Conducting needs-oriented searches for prior art or conflicting patents
  • Taking over complex examination procedures
  • IP policy analysis
  • Patent statistics analysis


  • (To be update next spring)


    • Japan Patent Office Society (TOKUGIKON)


    • Master of Engneering (Universty of Tokyo)


    • Japanese
    • English


    • Reading
    • Jogging
    • Hiking
    • Tennis

    Mr Koide is a patent expert from Japan and a former patent examiner/administrative judge at the Japanese Patent Office (JPO). He is responsible for filing and prosecuting applications and supporting clients in Japan-related matters in patent, trademark, or design cases at the Japan Desk. He has numerous experiences in patent examinations of domestic or international applications in the fields of chemistry and electronics in the JPO. Furthermore, he has strong expertise in prior art searches, statistical analysis of patents (so-called “patent landscape”), and IP-related policies.

    I would provide value-added proposals considering the differences between European and Japanese IP practices and systems.

    Teru Koide

    Mr Koide was born in Japan in 1979. He studied chemistry at the Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science, where he received his Bachelor degree in Science in 2003. He then proceeded to the University of Tokyo for a Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry, and he obtained his Master degree in Engineering in 2005.


    In the same year, Mr Koide joined the Japan Patent Office (JPO). He was responsible for examining patents in chemistry (e.g. materials chemistry and polymer chemistry) and electronics (e.g. semiconductor devices, micro-, nano-machining processes, organic and bioelectronics). He examined more than 800 national applications and 200 international applications as an examiner (since 2009) or an assistant examiner.

    Moreover, Mr Koide has experienced numerous other tasks and positions.


    In 2011, he was transferred to the department of policymaking in the JPO, where he provided numerous consultations with companies, universities and other users on the issues of the Japanese employee invention system (Article 35 of the Japanese Patent Law, reformed in 2004). He also supported companies in updating their employee invention regulations.


    In parallel, he tackled an issue in the Japanese patent microbiological deposit system under the Budapest Treaty to improve administrative efficiency. He reformed the domestic system and contributed to the issuance of an international notification under the treaty in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).


    Moreover, in 2013 he spent one year as a visiting researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Department of Physics) in Munich, Germany, researching organic and bioelectronics.


    In 2015, Mr Koide was seconded to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), where he was in charge of IP-related measures in the innovation policy office. He was responsible for supporting small and medium-sized companies and universities in their patent applications.


    In parallel, he reviewed Japanese IP and R&D data licensing system in government-invested collaborative R&D projects under the so-called „Japanese Bayh-Dole act“. In order to promote IP and R&D data use, he drafted new guidelines setting out the national strategy and a governmental model licensing agreement for the IP and R&D data.


    In 2017, he moved to Paris and joined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as Economist for innovation policy. He was in charge of conducting the statistical analysis of patents (the so-called „patent landscape“), as well as the policy analysis of the patent box (a tax incentive that allows for a reduction in corporate tax on income generated from intellectual property such as patents).


    In 2020, he returned to the JPO and subsequently took up his duties as an administrative judge. He handled appeals, oppositions, correction and invalidation in the field of applied chemistry.


    He left the JPO in 2021, passed the Japanese Patent Attorney Examination and then joined us as an associate and Japan Desk Manager. He is responsible for filing and prosecuting, and assisting clients in Japan-related matters in patent, trademark or design cases.

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