Nobu Yoda

Patent Agent, Legal Clerk


Nobu Yoda advises clients through effectively drafting and prosecuting complex patent applications. In advising clients, Nobu brings to clients a wealth of business and engineering experiences at global, high-tech companies to maximize the business value of intellectual property.

Past Experience

Previously, Nobu served as a patent agent with a Denver law firm, where he specialized in systems, software and telecommunications. His responsibilities included preparing patent applications, conducting disclosure with inventors, responding to office actions and proceeding with appeals, and preparing claim charts.

Nobu has also held senior managerial, directorial and project management-related positions with multinational companies in the fields of communications technology, computing and software. He started his career as a software and systems engineer.

Aspiring to be a patent attorney, Nobu has been enrolled in a J.D. program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, expected to graduate in 2021.

Personal Interests

Nobu enjoys driving, playing tennis, listening to music and traveling with family.


Bar Admissions

Not admitted to practice in Colorado

  • Certified, First Class Information Processing Engineer, Japan
  • Certified, Network Specialist, Japan
  • Special-A-Class, United Nations English Language Test, Japan

Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. in Information Networking (1995)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. in Applied Physics (1987)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • The Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers – Member, 1987-present
  • Association of Computing Machinery – Member, 1988-present
  • Open Mobile Alliance, Ltd. (U.K.) – Board of Directors, 2004-06
  • Java Community Process (U.S.) – Executive Committee Member, 2004-05

Civic Activities

  • The Japan America Society of Colorado – President, 2019–present
  • Colorado Japanese School – Board Member, 2017–present
  • The Japanese Business Association of the Rockies – Member, 2016–present
  • The Board of Directors, the Japan America Society of Colorado – Member, 2015–present


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
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