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Koichiro Nakamura


Koichiro Nakamura


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

Texas, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Ko prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications in the mechanical arts with a particular emphasis on aviation.
  • Ko interfaces with international law firms to manage and direct prosecution of patent applications across the world.


  • Ko has been with Dority & Manning since 2019.  He was previously with an IP boutique firm in Houston, TX from 2005 to 2019.
  • Ko has extensive experience drafting, reviewing, filing, and prosecuting U.S. utility and design patent applications.  Ko’s experience includes working with several multinational automotive and consumer electronics clients.
  • Ko also has experience drafting and filing appeal briefs and conducting oral hearings before the PTAB.
  • Ko has experience drafting opinions and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Ko has given presentations to the Japan Patent Office, the Japanese IP High Court, and various Japanese companies and firms on various topics regarding U.S. patent law.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2003); University of Michigan (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2005); University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2010).
  • Member: American IP Law Association; Houston IP Law Association; U.S. Bar – Japan Patent Office Liaison Council; National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
  • Languages: Native fluency in English and Japanese.