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Yasuhiro Sato

Tel :+81-3-3596-7312

Professional Qualif ications & Activities

  • Admitted in Japan, 2009; in New York, 2014
  • Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Education & Prior Experience

The University of Tokyo (LL.B.), 2006
The University of Tokyo (J.D.), 2008
Admitted in Japan, 2009, Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
Joined STW & Partners, January 2010
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, (LL.M. with distinction), 2013
Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Washington, D.C., 2013-2014
Kenyon & Kenyon LLP (currently, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), New York, 2014
Admitted in New York, 2014, New York State Bar Association
Returned to STW & Partners, July 2014

Practice Areas

  • Yasu Sato focuses his practice on intellectual property disputes. His practice involves patent infringement litigation, trade secret misappropriation, copyright infringement litigation, and unfair competition and trademark infringement cases. He also counsels clients regarding licensing negotiations for a wide range of areas with a special emphasis on a cloud computing service.

Publications

  • "Copyright 2018" Global Practice Guide, Chambers and Partners, 2018 (Co-Author)*
  • "Practical Points on Mergers and Patent Rights & License Agreements" 2017
  • "Fundamentals of Patent Licensing" 2017
  • "Patent Infringement Analysis" 2016
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege Laws Surrounding Communications with Non-Bengoshi-or Non-Benrishi Japanese Employees" 2016 (Co-Author)
  • "Key Points in Pursuing Civil and Criminal Liabilities (Highlight: Evaluating the Revised Unfair Competition Prevention Act and the Concept of Trade Secrets Protection)" 2016
  • "Trade secret law: guidelines revised" IAM Yearbook 2016, Globe Business Media Group, 2015 (Co-Author)*
  • "Trade Secrets in Japan: Now, Ready for Criminal Protection" 2015
  • "Fundamental Aspects of Business Law Practice-IP Law" 2011
  • "Fundamental Aspects of Business Law Practice-IP Law" 2010
  • "Interpretation of Product-By-Process Claims" 2008

  • NOTE: English publications are marked with *.  All other publications are written in Japanese and their English titles listed above are translated from the Japanese originals only for reference purposes.

Seminars

  • "Commentary on Current Corporate Legal Topics" 29th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, July 25, 2018
  • "Commentary on Current Corporate Legal Topics" 28th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, March 16, 2018
  • "Commentary on Current Corporate Legal Topics" 26th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, July 25, 2017
  • "Commentary on Current Corporate Legal Topics" 24th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, February 28, 2017
  • "Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Law Practice" 21st STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, May 23, 2016
  • "Guts to Protect Your Trade Secret - Latest Changes in Unfair Competition Prevention Law in Japan" STW Seminar, February 26, 2015
  • "What should we know for IP Contracts in International Context?" Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, January 20, 2015

  • NOTE: All seminars were presented in Japanese.  These English titles listed above are translated from the Japanese originals only for reference purposes.