Soichi Yushina is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2007-2008.
Yushina joined Japan Patent Office (JPO), government of Japan in 1993 and has been specializing in Intellectual Property (IP) field since then. At JPO, Yushina built his expertise as patent examiner through examination of vast number of applications in chemical field. He has experience in policymaking, law reforming and other legislative works. In 2001, he had assignment at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, where he took part in developing National IP Strategy and IP-related law reforming. In 2004, he was assigned to a position at National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training, where he contributed to development of human resource program in the IP field. His last post was deputy director of Examination Promotion Office in JPO. Yushina received his BS and MS in Engineering of applied chemistry from Sophia University.