Makoto (“Mak”) Tsunozaki’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and litigation.
Before going to law school, Mak worked as a patent agent at an intellectual property law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a patent agent, Mak represented clients before U.S. and foreign patent offices to prosecute patent applications in a number of technology areas, including biotechnology, medical devices, bioinformatics, microelectromagnetic systems (MEMS), electrical engineering and computer software.
Mak received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. His dissertation research focused on the genetic and neuronal mechanisms underlying behavioral responses to organic molecules.
Mak was a summer associate at the firm in 2017 and 2018, and joined the firm in 2019.
Judicial extern to the Honorable Susan Y. Illston, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2018.
- What’s in a Name?: Third Party Use of a Descriptive Term Without Secondary Meaning Can Undermine Assertions of Substantially Exclusive Use of the Term
- Ineffective Skinny Label Leaves Generic Liable Despite Effort to Carve-Out the Patented Indication
- Copying From a Copyrighted Computer Program May Be Fair Use to the Extent Needed to Promote Adoption of the Use of Accrued Talents in Creating a New Software Platform
- Non-Disclosure Agreement Controls Ownership of Patents Arising From Confidential Information Received Thereunder
- Government’s Pre-Litigation Conduct Cannot Justify a Court of Claims Fee Award
- Intrinsic Evidence Establishing the Context of a Claim Term Can Limit Claim Scope
- En Banc Federal Circuit Denies Rehearing of Holding That Severance of an Unconstitutional Restriction in the America Invents Act Is Consistent With Congressional Intent and Is the Least Disruptive Solution