Vice President, Business Development
Yuichi Kawamura is Vice President of Business Development at RPX Corporation, where he primarily focuses on the auto sector.
Prior to Joining RPX in 2019, Mr. Kawamura engaged in a broad range of IP businesses during his 39 years at Honda Motor Co., Japan. He held a variety of senior positions within Honda, most recently as Senior Vice President of Honda Patents and Technologies North America. In this role, he managed all IP related businesses including litigations, transactions, and US IP portfolio management and manufacturing licenses between Japanese and North American Honda group companies based in the US, Canada and Mexico. Under these manufacturing licenses, Honda North American operations generated nearly 2 million products including automobiles, motorcycles, power products, turbofan engines, and commercial jets.
Early in his career, before joining Honda, Mr. Kawamura held a number of positions including Managing Director and Vice President of Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) and Vice President of Japan Design Protection Association.
Mr. Kawamura was an active member of several IP committees of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Japanese Government, and Japan Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). He has made numerous speeches at international conferences including WIPO, OECD, and the Norwegian Intellectual Patent Office (NIPO).
Mr. Kawamura received a BA in law from Tohoku Gakuin University.