Prof. Kimiaki Suzuki
"Design Thinking
–Changing the Process of Innovation"


Professor at the Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Tokyo University of Science

Director of Towa Institute of Intellectual Property

Research area

Design Management, Design Law, Valuation of Intangibles

Education and Career

He received B.Agr. Degree from University of Tokyo in 1990. After working in the Intellectual Property Division of Canon inc., he joined the Japan Patent Office and worked as s design examiner. He was appointed as an assistant professor of at the Graduate school of Tokyo University of Science in 2005, and was promoted to his present position in 2013. He has been a Patent attorney since 2005.

Academic activities

He is Facilitator of Intellectual Property Association of Japan. He is Publisher and Editor of the Journal of Towa Institute of Intellectual Property.

Recent Publications Related

  1. Kimiaki Suzuki, Design Strategy Primer, Shuwa System, 2013
  2. Kimiaki Suzuki, 2012, "Design of the Business" Tokugikon(Journal of Patent Office Society) , No.266
  3. Kimiaki Suzuki, 2012, "Valuation and IR of Intellectual property", Journal of Property Assessment Policy, 14(2), 26-31.
  4. Kimiaki Suzuki, 2011, “Innovation by Design Thinking -Experience Design as Innovation Process-“, Journal of Intellectual Property Association of Japan, 8(1), 50-58.
  5. Kimiaki Suzuki, 2010, "Practical meaning of two or more partial-designs with inclusion relation", Journal of Intellectual Property, 3, 83-95.