Yuko Yokoyama is a Japanese Patent Engineer and technical specialist for Maier and Maier. Prior to joining the firm, Yuko was a key member of the patent prosecution and litigation groups for various technologies at Sony in Tokyo, Japan. She has high levels of experience working with video codec and security technologies, medical products, navigation products and location services, IC card and communication technology, network services, and financial services.
Additionally, Yuko is well-versed in international patent prosecution, and focused on U.S. patent prosecution and licensing while with Sony, helping to establish their patent prosecution and litigation strategies in the U.S.
Yuko assists the firm in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications covering a wide range of technical areas, including consumer electronics, network services, computer implemented business methods, communications protocols, video codecs, security, navigation, printing technology, IC-cards, and medical devices.
Yuko graduated from Sophia University in Japan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is a native Japanese speaker and is also fluent in English. Yuko was also very active as a member of the Japan Intellectual Property Association.
- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Sophia University