Admitted

Japan (2010) and New York (2017)

 

Bar Association

Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Education

Tokyo Institute of Technology Faculty of Engineering (B.Eng. in Computer Science, 2006)
The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D.,  2009)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
New York University School of Law (LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration, 2016)

Background

Kitahama Partners Tokyo Office (2010- 2016)
Allen & Gledhill LLP (Singapore) (2014- 2015)
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (New York) (2016)
Innoventier LPC Tokyo Office (Associate, 2017- 2018; Partner, 2019- 2020)
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) Visiting Scholar (at Privacy and Social System Team) (2017-)
Assistant mentor of “IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS) of the Japan Patent Office (2020-)

Member

Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) (2014-)
Member of the "Study Group on AI/Data Contracts Guidelines" of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2017-)
Singapore International Arbitration Centre, "SIAC Users Council" Member (2018-)
Working Group Committee member of the "Development of Infrastructures for Creating New Industrial Models Taking Advantage of IoT" of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) (2019-)
Member of the "Study Group on the Promotion of B-to-B Data Provision for AI-related Human Resource Development" of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2020-)
Member of the JFBA (Japan Federation of Bar Associations) Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (Patent Project Team) (August 2021-)

Publications

  • "Overview and Practice: The Hackathon Model Contract, a Critical Element for Data Transactions in AI Skills Training," Business Homu October 2021 Issue (2021)
  • Practical Guidebook on Data Provision for Human Resource Development in AI and Data Science,“ the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, March 2021 (2021) [Co-author]
  • Materials Informatics - Q&As, JOHOKIKO CO., LTD. (2020) [Co-author]
  • Conducting Joint Research and Contractual Matters: Attribution of Inventions, Sharing of Development Costs, Confidentiality Agreements, Non-working Compensation, Joint Application, and Suspension and Liquidation of Project, Technical Information Institute Co., Ltd. (2020) [Co-author]
  • "Survey on Data Collaboration and Utilization of AI, etc. in the Healthcare Sector," the Cabinet Secretariat's National Strategy Office of Information and Communication Technology (Commissioned by Seed Planning, Inc., recommissioned to NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc. and Atsumi & Sakai) (June 2020) [Co-author]
  • AI Business Strategy:An Approach to Effective IP Strategy, How to Start New Businesses and Put [AI] into Practical Use, JOHOKIKO CO., LTD. (2020) [Co-author]
  • “Report on Data Sharing Type (Platform Type) Contracts Model Agreements,“ the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, March 2020 (2020) [Co-author]
  • Guidebook: Contracts and Practices of AI and Data Business, Shojihomu (2020) [Co-author]
  • “Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data,“ the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, December 2019 (2019) [Co-author]
  • “Patent Application and Enforcement of Patent Right regarding AI Related Technology Inventions,” Monthly Patent July 2019
  • “Important Issues on “Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data” Related to AI Development,” LES JAPAN NEWS Vol.60 No.1(2019)
  • “Drafting Tips Regarding Raw Data and Derived Data” Business Law Journal March 2019 No.132 (2019)
  • “Patent Strategy of Materials Informatics,” Monthly PHARM STAGE vol.2018.11 (2018)
  • Commentary on the Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data, NBL No. 165, Shojihomu (2018) [Co-author]
  • Commentary on the Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data Vol.4 - AI Section Part 2 Development Contract, License Contract, International Contract and Model Contract, NBL No.1127, Shojihomu (2018)[Co-author]
  • “International Arbitration in Singapore: Practical Tips Based on Expedited Arbitration Case (2)” JCA Journal May 2018 Issue (2018)
  • “International Arbitration in Singapore: Practical Tips Based on Expedited Arbitration Case (1)” JCA Journal April 2018 Issue (2018)
  • Materials Informatics‐material development based on data science, computation and experiment, Johokiko (2018) [Co-author]
  • “What You Can Do to Prepare for the US Patent Litigation” Junkan Keirijoho Vol. 1502 (2018) [Co-author]
  • “Legal Issues AI Business May Confront” LES JAPAN NEWS Vol.58 No.3 (2017) [Co-author]
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (8)” JCA Journal Vol.63 No.2 (2016)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (7)” JCA Journal Vol.63 No.1 (2016)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (6)” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.12 (2015)
  • Trade Secret Q&A 80, Shojihomu (2015) [Co-author]
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (5)” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.11 (2015)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (4)” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.10 (2015)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (3)” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.9 (2015)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (2)” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.8 (2015)
  • “Establishment and Practical Use of Singapore International Commercial Court (1)” JCA Journal Vol.62 No.7 (2015)

Web Articles

  • "Necessity to Obtain a Consent and Other Key Points in Handling Personal Information When Using Data," BUSINESS LAWYERS (September 2021)
  • "Guidance to Clear Legal Issues Related to Utilization of Data Protected by Intellectual Property Rights and Agreements,” BUSINESS LAWYERS (September 2021)
  • "How to Set Forth a Warranty Clause Related to Data When Preparing a Data Utilization Contract," BUSINESS LAWYERS (June 2021)
  • "CMS Expert Guide to 5G Regulation and Law - Japan," CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (February 2021) [Co-author]
  • "How to Set Forth Clauses Related to Data Restitution/Deletion When Preparing a Data Utilization Contract," BUSINESS LAWYERS (December 2020)
  • "When Implementing DX, How Should the Terms of Use for Data be Set Forth?" Business Lawyers (October, 2020)
  • "Methods for Identifying Data under Data Use Agreements," Business Lawyers (October, 2020)
  • "Key Considerations regarding Data Use and Contractual Frameworks in DX Promotion," Business Lawyers (September 2020)
  • "A Conversation on Arbitration in Japan," YSIAC Newsletter, July 2020 (2020) [Co-author]
  • “Practical Tips on Drafting of Arbitration Agreements (2) - Important Factors” Business Lawyers (November 2019) [Co-author]
  • “Practical Tips on Drafting of Arbitration Agreements - Three Laws to Consider” Business Lawyers (October 2019) [Co-author]
  • “What is international commercial arbitration? What is the advantage compared to litigation?” Business Lawyers (August 2019) [Co-author]
  • “Arguments Available to Defendants in Japanese Patent Litigation (3) – Specific Defense in Calculation of Damages” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (January 2019)
  • “Arguments Available to Defendants in Japanese Patent Litigation (2) – Defense” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (January 2019)
  • “Arguments Available to Defendants in Japanese Patent Litigation (1) – Denial of Cause of Infringement” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (January 2019)
  • “”Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data” in Practice (3) AI Section: Balancing of Speedy Development and Risks” Business Lawyers (November 2018) (Discussion Report)
  • “”Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data” in Practice (2) Data Section: Guidance to Shift Towards New Business” Business Lawyers (November 2018) (Discussion Report)
  • “”Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data” in Practice (1) Guidance Based on the Real Use Cases” Business Lawyers (November 2018) (Discussion Report)
  • “What Is the Recourse Against a Third Party Which Exploits Patented Inventions?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (September 2018)
  • “What is the Recourse Available to Resolve Patent Infringement Disputes?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (September 2018)
  • “What is Registration of Patent Rights Duration Extension?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (August 2018)
  • “What is the Extent of Patent Rights with Extension Duration?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (August 2018)
  • “What is a Re-Defense Based on Correction?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (May 2018)
  • “What is a Patent Invalidity Defense?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (May 2018)
  • “Can a Claim be Brought against the Manufacturer of a Component of an Infringed Product?” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (May 2018)
  • “Recourse Available against a Usurp Patent Application” Business Lawyers IP / Entertainment Law Q&A (March 2018)
  • “How Should Companies Deal With Patent Litigation? vol.4 Choice of the Court, Jurisdiction and Fees in Patent Litigation” Business Lawyers (August 2017)
  • “How Should Companies Deal With Patent Litigation? vol.3 Things to Consider Before Making a Claim in Patent Litigation” Business Lawyers (July 2017)
  • “IoT Business and Patent Strategy, Patent Strategy of AI & IoT Business vol.2” Business Lawyers (March 2017)
  • “IoT Business and Patent Strategy, Patent Strategy of AI & IoT Business vol.1” Business Lawyers (March 2017)

Seminars

  • "Foreign IT Companies Operating in Japan: Things to Know before Negotiating a Contract with a Japanese Counterparty," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and FICCI Japan, supported by the Embassy of India, October 7, 2021
  • "International Arbitration and Mediation: Complementary Systems to Preserve Business Relationships and Effectively Resolve Disputes," co-hosted by Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), June 8, 2021 (Webinar)
  • "Session 6: Challenges & Opportunities of Using AI from across Asia," at "2021 India International Virtual Summit," hosted by ITechLaw, March 18, 2021 (Webinar)
  • "IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS) Results Presentation Meeting: IPAS2020 Demoday," hosted by the Japan Patent Office, March 23, 2021 (Webinar)
  • "How to Get Along with Law regarding New Business with Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Loftwork Inc., December 10, 2020 (Webinar)
  • "International mediation as an effective means of dispute resolution during the COVID-19," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), December 2, 2020 (Webinar)
  • "Data Use Agreements and Measures to Avoid risks," hosted by GLOBAL BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY (GBKS), October 23, 2020 (Webinar)
  • "AI and IP Issues in Asia & the Pacific," hosted by Lawasia, September 22, 2020 (Webinar)
  • “Practice Considerations on AI and Data related contracts,” hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, June 14 and 27, 2019
  • “SIAC-JAA Tokyo Conference 2019,” hosted by Singapore International Arbitration Centre, June 4, 2019
  • “Singapore Law for Cross-Border Transactions,” hosted by Singapore Academy of Law, April 24, 2019
  • Panel Discussion “Law in the age of AI and Data, Who owns Data and Algorithms?” at the Conference “SIX 2019, hosted by ABEJA, March 5, 2019
  • “How to Read and Use METI’s Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data,” hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc., February 28, April 1 and August 8, 2019
  • “Understanding the Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data (AI Section),” hosted by Licensing Executives Society Japan, November 16, 2018
  • “Practical Tips on Joint R&D Agreements regarding Development of AI,” hosted by Technical Information Institute Co., Ltd., October 16, 2018
  • “Practice of Contract Drafting Regarding Development and Use of AI,” hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, October 10, 2018
  • “Contractual Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data - Is Big Data Improving or Disrupting Legal Practice?,” hosted by Law Society of Singapore, September 28, 2018
  • “Contract Drafting and Patent Strategy in the Era of AI/IoT,” hosted by SunFlare Co., Ltd., September 19, 2018
  • “Getting Prepared for US Patent Litigation,” hosted by Business Research Institute, July 23, 2018
  • “Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data (AI Section),” at “Legal Enhancement Expert Program Academy No.44,” hosted by Global Business Knowledge Supply, July 13, 2018
  • “Thorough Explanation on the "Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data (AI Section)",“ hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, July 12, 2018
  • “Understanding Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data,” hosted  by The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies, June 27, 2018
  • “Understanding Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data (AI Section),” hosted by Innoventier LPC, June 22, 2018
  • “Intellectual Property and Contractual Issues for AI Business (Tokyo), hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, June 12, 2018
  • “Intellectual Property and Contractual Issues for AI Business (Osaka),”
    hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, June 8, 2018
  • “Understanding Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data,” hosted by Communications and Information network Association of Japan, May 17, 2018
  • “Legal Protection and Patent Strategy for AI and IoT businesses,” hosted by Johokiko, January 31, 2018
  • “International Arbitration in Singapore from a Japanese Counsel's Perspective,” hosted by Singapore International Arbitration Centre and Innoventier LPC, January 18, 2018
  • “Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprises Intellectual Property Symposium 2017 “Utilization of IoT in a Small / Medium Enterprise,” hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Small and Medium Enterprise Support Center and Tokyo Metropolitan Intellectual Property Center, December 5, 2017
  • “Legal Practice and Patent Strategy of AI and IoT Business (Osaka),” hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, September 8, 2017
  • “Legal Practice and Patent Strategy of AI and IoT Business (Tokyo),” hosted by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, September 6, 2017
  • “Singapore Law for International Contracts - a Japanese Perspective,” hosted by Singapore Academy of Law, June 9, 2017
  • “Dispute Resolution in Southeast Asia - Practice of International Arbitration in Singapore,” hosted by Association of Corporate Legal Departments, July 3, 2014