Panelist Profile


Mr. Kenichi Nagasawa

Canon, Head of IP (JP)


Kenichi Nagasawa was appointed to the Head of the Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters, Canon Inc. in April 2010.

Mr. Nagasawa joined Canon Inc. in 1981 and after many experience in patent prosecution, Mr. Nagasawa was loan to Canon Europe Ltd. from 2001 to 2006 as a Head of IP Group. Having served as Senior General Manager of IP Technology Center for 2 years from 2006, Mr. Nagasawa was transferred to Canon U.S.A. Inc. as a Head of IP Division from 2008 to February 2010. After returning, Mr. Nagasawa served as the Director, Member of the Board, and in March 2016, Mr. Nagasawa became a Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc.

Mr. Nagasawa serves as a member of several Japanese government committees and serves as the President of AIPPI Japan. Also, in February 2017, Mr. Nagasawa became a board member of LES Japan.