Michinori “Mike” Irikawa, Ph.D.• Of Counsel
Dr. Michinori Irikawa engaged in R&D of semiconductor devices for 20 years. He then moved to the intellectual property (IP) field, where he has accumulated practical experience for over 13 years. For the first 8 years he worked in the IP division of a Japanese company, where Dr. Irikawa engaged in various assignments including creation of IP rights, licensing strategy planning and negotiations, patent litigations, and consolidation of IP management of foreign subsidiaries, as deputy general manager, principal engineer of the division, and executive vice president of a foreign branch.
Later, Dr. Irikawa graduated from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2008 (MIP/LLM). Since then, he has practiced on drafting opinions on patent infringement, validity and enforceability, and drafting and prosecuting US patent applications at a prominent US patent firm before joining Hauptman Ham LLP. Dr. Irikawa also participated in a project of a Japanese independent administrative agency for supporting overseas business developments of mid/small sized Japanese companies from IP management perspective. Dr. Irikawa is a registered attorney in New York State. He also passed the USPTO patent agent bar.
Practice Highlights & Technologies
Dr. Irikawa earned his Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology by dissertation on strained multi-quantum well semiconductor lasers. His practice area includes semiconductor devices, metallic alloys, batteries, optical devices, optical fibers and related devices, optical transmission systems, and mechatronics components and control systems. R&D experiences of Dr. Irikawa include semiconductor lasers for optical transmission and processes, compound semiconductor high speed devices and integration processes, silicon MOS/bipolar devices and integration processes, and hybrid-integrated circuits for wireless transmission.