Tomoko Ishihara


Tomoko Ishihara



216-579-1700 ext. 231

Tomoko Ishihara is an associate at Pearne & Gordon LLP. She has experience in patent application preparation and prosecution.

Tomoko worked at Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. While at Mitsui Chemicals, she worked as a Biomedical Research Engineer in the Bioengineering Section and as a Research Coordinator in the Research Coordination Office. She is a named inventor on two Japanese patent applications for Mitsui Chemicals. While attending Toho University, she worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Embryology. She also worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences.

In addition to her native Japanese, Tomoko speaks fluent English.

Tomoko is a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).


Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, J.D., May 2010
Tsujitani Medical Translating Office, Osaka Japan, Medical Translating, 2002-2003
Fellow Academy, Tokyo, Japan, Patent Translating, 2001-2002
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, Advanced Composition for Science Students, 2001
Babel Professional School of Translation, Tokyo, Japan,
General Translating, 1998-2001
Toho University, Chiba, Japan, B.S. in Biology, 1990


Ohio Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office