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Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property (IP) practice has earned an international reputation for handling complex, high-stakes disputes involving the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trademark actions, as well as unfair competition and trade secret actions. We have extensive experience representing Japanese clients before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Our IP team also advises buyers and sellers on the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, performing due diligence, reviewing relevant agreements and negotiating IP contract terms. Our IP team is particularly sophisticated in strategic technology transactions, representing licensors, licensees, developers, investors in new technology, large technology companies, sellers and purchasers of new and existing technology, vendors and buyers of content, inventors and emerging technology companies.

Rankings and Awards

Chambers Asia, 2013: Orrick is recognized in as a leading international law firm for Intellectual Property in Japan. David Case and Yoshihiro Takatori are recognized as Leading Individuals and John Inge is recognized as a Senior Statesman for Intellectual Property in Japan.

Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2009 to 2013: Orrick's Japan IP practice is recognized as a leading international law firm in the Intellectual Property category in Japan. David Case and Yoshihiro Takatori are recognized as Leading Individuals in the Japan Intellectual Property category.

Best Lawyers 2012: Shinsuke Yakura is a recommended lawyer for Intellectual Property in Japan.

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Key Contacts

L. Mark Weeks
Partner

Corporate
mweeks@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2925

Yoshihiro Takatori
Partner

Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution
ytakatori@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2911

Shinsuke Yakura
Partner

Complex Litigation and Dispute Resolution
syakura@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2922

David Case
Partner

Intellectual Property
dcase@orrick.com
+81 3 3224 2090