Akiko Nishitani

Director, Licensing, Japan Market Unit

Akiko Nishitani is Licensing Director for Avanci in Japan, working with a range of stakeholders to support Avanci’s vision of transforming how patent licensing is done. 

Akiko joined Avanci after a career including roles as a software engineer, a patent examiner for the Japanese Patent Office and as a patent attorney in private practice and in house. Prior to Avanci, Akiko worked on inbound and outbound patent licensing at Mitsubishi Electric.

With a bachelor’s in Political Science & Economics from Meiji University and a Master’s in IT from the Kanazawa Institute of Technology University, Akiko is based in Avanci’s Tokyo office.


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