Nobu Yoda

Patent Agent


Nobu Yoda provides patent prosecution advocacy and counsel to help clients grow and protect their intellectual property assets. Nobu brings years of experience drafting and prosecuting complex patent applications to his legal patent practice. He also draws on experience in technical roles at global, high-tech companies to understand cutting-edge technological innovations and maximize the business value of intellectual property.

Prior 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.

Personal Interests

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


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • 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)

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
J.D. (2021)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • The Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers – Senior 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, 2019–20
  • Colorado Japanese School – Board Member, 2017–21
  • The Japanese Business Association of the Rockies – Member, 2016–21
  • The Board of Directors, the Japan America Society of Colorado – Member, 2015–present


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
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