Toshiko Takenaka

Toshiko TakenakaScholar


Prof. Toshiko Takenaka, Ph.D. is a Scholar at C-IP2 and a Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law at the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, USA. Via a joint appointment, she teaches at Keio University Law School, Tokyo, Japan annually as a visiting professor. She also teaches IP law annually at Technical University of Dresden, University of Strasbourg, and University of Lyon III. She taught courses on IP Management at Technical University of Munich (TUM) 2016-2018 and has received the title of TUM Ambassador from the University President in December 2018. She served the Director of Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) at the University of Washington School of Law between 2003 and 2015.

She has published numerous articles and books on US, European and Japanese patent laws and is the main author of the book entitled “Patent Enforcement in U.S., Germany and Japan” (Oxford University Press, 2015) and the sole editor of the book entitled “Research Handbook on Patent Law and Theory (Edgar Elger, 1st ed. 2008, 2nd ed. 2019). Prof. Takenaka is a member of the board of editors for Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. She also serves for Vision Committee of Intellectual Property Headquarters in Japan’s Cabinet and Intellectual Property Committee under the Industrial Structure Council in Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, advising Japanese government to develop IP policies. She is affiliated with Seed IP Law Group as Of Counsel and ITN Partners as Visiting US Lawyer.