Makoto (“Mak”) is focused on helping clients build and protect intellectual property assets with a global perspective. Mak’s practice includes client counseling and global portfolio management in intellectual property, patent prosecution, and IP due diligence. He has experience in areas of biotechnology, bioinformatics, diagnostics, personalized medicine, medical devices, microelectromagnetic systems (MEMS), and computer software.
Mak received a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from the University of California, San Francisco. Mak 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