Rie Takahashi has extensive experience in intellectual property. She started her career in IP in 2000, and worked at two IP law firms and was also an in-house patent attorney at Philips. At the IP law firms, she handled patent applications and office actions for many clients, especially overseas clients, and also engaged in writing professional opinions regarding patent validity and infringement. During her eight-year career at Philips, she served in various roles not only for patent creation activities, but also for those related to licensing and patent pools. She joined Sonoda & Kobayashi in 2019.
- M.S., Astronomy, The University of Tokyo
- B.S., Physics, Keio University
- Japanese (native)
- Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
- Intellectual Property Translation Proficiency Examination, Grade 1 (English to Japanese, Electrical/Electronic Engineering) (2016)