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Harue Uchida

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A graduate of Osaka University, Harue was in charge of the translation group of one of Osaka's leading patent law firms before joining Friedemann to form Horn & Uchida Patent Translations, Ltd.

Timothy Price

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Tim is a graduate of Salem International University with a degree in Japanese studies, and also studied at Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Policy Studies. He has several years of experience working at a patent law firm in Osaka.

David Bonnitcha

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David studied Japanese at the University of Tasmania and modern Japanese literature at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, before finding his feet as a patent translator at a patent law firm in Osaka.

Emi Tanigawara

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Emi is a graduate of the Faculty of Letters of Chiba University.
She has several years experience working at a patent law firm in Tokyo.

Mamiko Nishida

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Mamiko has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Oklahoma State University, is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a double major in chemistry and biology, and also studied at Chiba University with a major in engineering. Before joining Horn & Uchida Patent Translations, Ltd. she worked for a TLO (Technology Licensing Organization).

Chizuru Oura

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Chizuru is a graduate of Kansai University with a major in German, and also studied at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Chizuru has several years experience working at a patent law firm in Munich and Osaka.

Yasushi Terada

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Yasushi has a Dr. of Engineering degree in electronics engineering from Osaka University. He has more than 30 years of work experience at a major Japanese electronics company. He was responsible for R&D and R&D planning. Member of IEEE.

Jason Neil

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Jason is a graduate of University of Washington with a double major in Japanese and Linguistics.

Takahiro Fujii

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Takahiro is a graduate of Kyoto University, and has a Ph.D. in agriculture from Kyoto University. He has several years experience working at an institute of bio-science and bio-technology.

Seisuke Dohi

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Seisuke is a graduate of Kyoto University with a major in sociology. He has more than 10 years of work experience at a patent law firm in Osaka.

Odin Scarr

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Odin has a master of arts in Japanese interpretation and translation from the University of Queensland, and also studied at Kobe University.

Yoriko Nakamoto

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Yoriko is a graduate of Osaka University of Foreign Studies. She has several years of experience working at a patent law firm in Osaka.

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Izumi Tanikawa

Nozomi Ashikawa

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Friedemann Horn

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Friedemann has a degree in electrical engineering, his master thesis being on computer models for semiconductor laser diodes.
A year after coming to Japan, he joined one of the leading patent law firms in Osaka, where his responsibilities included the translation and editing of patent specifications.

He is a registered European and German patent attorney and has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications before the European Patent Office and the German Patent and Trademark Office.
Furthermore, he is one of the few patent translators offering qualified translations from Japanese into German (e.g. for the entry of PCT national phases in Germany).
Friedemann is a member of LES Japan.

Kana Yoshioka

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Kana is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Kobe University.
She has several years of experience working at a patent law firm in Osaka.

Emiko Aoki

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Emiko has a master's degree in pedagogics from Kyoto University. Before joining Horn & Uchida Patent Translations, Ltd. she worked for a major steel manufacturer.

Charles Langford

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After Charles received his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, he worked in the patent department of a Japanese steel manufacturer, where his responsibilities included the translation of patents, manuals and contracts as well as the coordination of an international patent litigation case.

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