Hideyuki Koshimoto is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2022-23. Koshimoto joined the Patent Office in 2007 and has worked as a patent examiner, handling patent applications mainly in the field of chemistry. In 2012, he was in charge of Trial and Appeal affairs, especially with respect to the international conference with foreign governments about the Trial and Appeal system. In 2016, he transferred to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and was in charge of measures against counterfeit products particularly in dealing with the training of government officials in the developing countries. In 2019, he was also in charge of the information systems affairs with a focus on the system development for patent examiners.