Hisao Yamasaki is the founder of Syndefense. Prior to founding Syndefense, Mr. Yamasaki served as the President of RPX Asia. He also held a 25-year career at Hitachi, Ltd. as General Manager of IP Business Development and Licensing, responsible for all business aspects of Hitachi, Ltd. and its certain subsidiaries’ intellectual property assets, including licensing strategies and operations, and patent portfolio balancing transactions such as acquisitions and sales. His previous positions include General Manager of the Licensing Department at Hitachi Ltd. in Tokyo and General Manager of IP Licensing for Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in San Jose, CA. Mr. Yamasaki began his career in Hitachi Ltd.’s Patent department.
Mr. Yamasaki received his LLM from the University of Miami Law School, Miami, Florida, and his LLB from the School of Law at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Mr. Yamasaki served as Professor in the Faculty of Intellectual Property and the Graduate School of Intellectual Property at the Osaka Institute Of Technology.