Lisa Nakamura is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical Patent Prosecution practice group where she is involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications including analyzing Office Actions, prior art and drafting responses to Office Actions. Ms. Nakamura is located in firm’s Tokyo office, and is thus conveniently located to provide real-time assistance to Japanese corporations.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Nakamura worked as a Japanese patent attorney in the intellectual property division of Hitachi, Ltd. During her twelve years with Hitachi she specialized in worldwide patent prosecution, patent portfolio development and management, patent clearances, patent litigation, pre-litigation analysis, patent enforcement and cross licensing. She has experience in various technologies in the electrical and mechanical fields, with extensive experience in computer hardware/software, data storage systems, flash memory devices, servers, and cloud computing.

A native of Japan with 12 years of work experience in an international company, Ms. Nakamura is particularly skilled in communicating with Japanese companies and providing practical advice to support their business through technical analysis and patent portfolio management strategy.  She is particular well versed in appreciating the corporate objectives of Japanese companies and applying her understanding to efficiently obtain US patents that are aligned with those objectives. 


  • Tohoku University (M.E.)
    • Management Science and Technology
  • Tohoku University (B.E.)
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Japan Patent Office
  • Tokyo and Osaka District Courts and IP High Courts in specified infringement litigation


Professional Affiliations

  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2009)


  • Japanese