Patent Agent

Kazuya (Kaz) Toyama, Ph.D.

Kaz focuses his practice on chemistry and organic chemistry matters. Kaz received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2016, and a B.S. (cum laude) in Chemistry from St. Francis College in 2007.

Kaz has over 7 years of experience in academia organic chemistry research, and 2 years of experience in industrial engineering. He has a scientist’s expertise in designing supramolecular catalysts, methodology development with asymmetric catalysts, total synthesis of anti-fungi natural products, polymer chemistry, and material science.

Prior to joining Seed IP, Kaz served as a patent agent at a large Texas law firm, as well as a law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, gaining extensive experience preparing and prosecuting both U.S. and foreign patent applications for various clients including individual inventors, start-up companies, universities, and Fortune 500 companies in chemical, pharmaceutical, material science, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, and agricultural science fields. Kaz is an expert on due diligence projects including infringement analysis, clearance, landscape analysis, and freedom to operate analysis.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Organic Chemistry

Ph.D. (2016)


St. Francis College


B.S. (cum laude)(2007)

Kaz is registered to practice beforethe United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA) and LifeScience Washington.


Shin A. Moteki, Kazuya Toyama, Zeyu Liu, Jing Ma, Andrea Holmes and James M. Takacs. “Two-Stage Optimization of a Supramolecular Catalyst for Catalytic Asymmetric Hydroboration.” Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 263-265.

Kazuya Toyama. “Organic Chemistry PhD hired as Patent Agent in a Law Firm” Versatile PhD., 2016.

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