Representative Legal Matters
- Researched the trade secret protection legal regimes of seven countries - including Japan - and reported the results as part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "2014 commissioned industrial and economic project (research and study regarding trade secret protection)."
- Negotiated and drafted a wide array of domestic and cross-border IP agreements related to licensing, co-development, technology transfer, outsourcing of manufacturing and sales, franchising, IP assignment, software licensing and entertainment, etc.
- Performed IP due diligence for several M&A transactions.
- Advised on domestic and international trademark applications and appeals challenging examiner decisions on rejection, cancellation for non-use, co-existence agreements and other procedures and on anti-counterfeiting measures.
- Represented a US company in patent litigation against a Japanese company.
- Advised on personal data protection, consumer protection, telecommunications, virtual currencies, gambling, expression and other regulations in relation to the global launch of online games.
- Advised on the protection of customer data by financial institutions.
- Advised on the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and other regulations in relation to advertising campaigns.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) - Member
- Association for Promotion of the Protection of Trade Secrets (APPTraS) - Accounting Auditor
- Tokyo Bar Association - Member
- Japan-China Lawyers Interaction Association - Member
- Japan (2007)
- Stanford Law School (LL.M. in Law, Science and Technology) (2013)
- Keio University (LL.B.) (2006)
Co-editor, "Introduction to the Business Deployment of Japanese Food Companies in East Asia," Society for Techno-innovation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, March 2010, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "Guidelines on Food Product Anti-counterfeiting Measures in East Asia," Japan Food Industry Center (JAFIC), March 2010, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "State Immunity Legislation in Asia," Bank of Japan, May 2009, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "Template English-language Confidentiality Agreement - Countermeasures against Unintended Transfer of Technology from the Japanese Food Industry to East Asia," Japan Food Industry Center (JAFIC), March 2009, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "Trade secret protection programs and practices in foreign countries: Discussing viable legal actions in the US, South Korea, China, Taiwan and Germany," Business Law Journal, Lexis Nexis, May 2016, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "Flat-fee licensing system falls flat," Intellectual Property Magazine, Informa UK PLC, 16 December 2013, Language: English
Co-author, "The Other Benefits of Trade for Japan," Wall Street Journal, 12 December 2013, Language: English
Co-author, "Responsibility of Internet Shopping Mall Operators for Trademark Infringement," Chizaiken Forum, Institute of Intellectual Property, February 2011, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "Vietnamese IP Law – Focusing on Enforcement of Trademark Rights against Counterfeiting," JCA Journal, Japan Commercial Arbitration Association, February 2010, Language: Japanese
Co-author, "Trends in the Rapid Change of IP Practice in China – Analysis from Recent Patent and Trademark Court Cases," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc., June 2009, Language: Japanese
Speaker, "Trade secret protection practice - based on court precedents within and outside Japan," APPTraS 6th Open Seminar "How do companies protect trade secrets? Analysis of current facts and court precedents," June 2017, Language: Japanese
Speaker, "Practice Area Workshop - Patent Exhaustion in Japan," The 6th Annual In-House Congress Tokyo, December 2009, Language: English