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Miki Yamaguchi leads the Intellectual Property support staff, with experience in many aspects of IP prosecution, including understanding and applying the rules of the USPTO and foreign IP offices, coordinating workload among IP support staff, updating and managing IP-related policies, and training support staff. She is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), with previous experience in technology transfers between Japan and the U.S. She is a native Japanese speaker.

With more than 15 years of experience in the field of intellectual property prosecution, Miki Yamaguchi oversees all support operations for the IP Practice, including coordinating workload among IP support staff, updating and managing IP-related policies, and training support staff.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP Miki worked for global and nationwide firms, with responsibilities for coordinating the workflow between offices in different locations, including outside the U.S. This included coordinating and supervising patent paralegals, prioritizing work, allocating resources to projects, restructuring work groups and flows, and ensuring timely completion of tasks as well as adherence to group policies.

Miki is also a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), which enabled her to work with attorneys and other licensing professionals to coordinate technology transfer from Japan to the U.S. for incubation and business development.

Being a native Japanese speaker, Miki also helped to bridge relations between U.S. and Japanese IP and business professionals.


  • Association of Legal Administrators, Member, 2020 — Current
  • Association of Legal Administrators, Philadelphia Chapter, Member, 2020 — Current


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When not at work, Miki enjoys traveling with her husband to experience foreign cultures, long walks through the city, listening to classical music, especially piano, reading philosophy and novels, home cooking, light plumbing, and most importantly playing with her neighbor’s cat.

Miki Yamaguchi poses while traveling A cat on a couch in front of a bookshelf

  • Panitch Schwarze Hires IP Practice Manager
    December 18, 2019

    PHILADELPHIA (December 2019) – Philadelphia IP law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that it has hired Miki Yamaguchi to…

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