Osamu MIKUNI, Ph.D.


Patent Attorney

OsamuMikuniAfter completing graduate school, Osamu Mikuni worked at a pharmaceutical manufaturer for 14 years. Over this period, he worked on a Japanese state project concerning gene therapy and was assigned to Chiba University’s Graduate School. For the next eight years, Dr. Mikuni worked at a major patent firm in Tokyo. He joined Sonoda & Kobayashi in April, 2016.


Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Food Chemistry


  • PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • BS, Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo


  • Reconstitution of telomerase activity utilizing human catalytic subunit expressed in insect cells. Mikuni O, Trager JB, Ackerly H, Weinrich SL, Asai A, Yamashita Y, Mizukami T, Anazawa H. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Oct 18;298(1):144-50.
  • Identification of the prfC gene, which encodes peptide-chain-release factor 3 of Escherichia coli. Mikuni O, Ito K, Moffat J, Matsumura K, McCaughan K, Nobukuni T, Tate W, Nakamura Y. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Jun 21;91(13):5798-802.
  • Sequence and functional analysis of mutations in the gene encoding peptide-chain-release factor 2 of Escherichia coli. Mikuni O, Kawakami K, Nakamura Y. Biochimie. 1991 Dec;73(12):1509-16.


  • Japanese (native)
  • English


  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)