Kazuya Toyama

Kazuya Toyama

Patent Agent

Kazuya (Kaz) Toyama is a patent agent with Suiter Swantz IP. Kaz obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Francis College and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

While attending St. Francis, Kaz researched tangential purification methods for Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as a visiting researcher at Princeton University.

Prior to attending the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Kaz worked as a research scientist with Bayer Chemical to improve polyurethane foam quality as well as thermoplastic products. He is an expert in lean manufacturing and led process improvement projects to improve manufacturing efficiency.

His research focused on the development and new application of supramolecular asymmetric catalysts and the reaction mechanism study investigated by both experimentally and computationally on unusual by-product formation of catalytic asymmetric hydroboration. He has co-authored a peer-review journal publication and presented his research on asymmetric catalysis at numbers of domestic and international technical conferences. He was awarded by the University to serve as a recruiting member to promote the Chemistry graduate program to undergraduate students.

Through undergraduate, industry, and graduate researches, Kaz developed a broad range of technical expertise in automotive manufacturing, biochemistry, chemical engineering, polymer science, organic chemistry, and analytical chemistry.

Kaz is an author of success stories published on VersatilePhD and has served as a non-traditional career panel member for the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation.

His practice focuses on patentability search, clearance search, and U. S. patent prosecution on chemical processing, chemicals, mechanics, software, and materials.

Outside the office, Kaz enjoys traveling with a drone to capture aerial videos of the destinations and spotting commercial airliner. He is an aviation enthusiast.

Kaz is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St. Francis College

  • Admissions

    Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • News & Publications
  • Honors & Affiliations

    Member of American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Speaking Engagements

    Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology funded by the National Science Foundation: Non-Traditional Chemistry Careers (January 2018)

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