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Motohiro Takahashi

Tel :+81-3-3596-7307

Professional Qualif ications & Activities

  • Admitted in Japan, 2001
  • Tokyo Bar Association

Education & Prior Experience

Keio University (LL.B.), 1999
Keio University (LL.M.), 2000
Admitted in Japan, 2001, Tokyo Bar Association
Joined Mori Sogo (currently, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto), 2001
Established STW & Partners, 2007
Visiting Lecturer of Kyushu University, 2007-2008
Lecturer of Japan Patent Attorney Association, 2008-2009
Lecturer of Graduate School of Management of Science and Technology (MIP), Tokyo University of Science, 2010-2013
Lecturer of Japan Patent Attorney Association, 2011-2013
Temporary member of Patent Attorney Examination Subcommittee, Industrial Property Council, Japan Patent Office, 2013-
Member of Examination Committee for the Intellectual Property Management Skills Test, 2013-
Visiting Lecturer at K.I.T. Toranomon Graduate School (Graduate Program in Systems for Intellectual Creation), 2013-
Visiting Professor at K.I.T. Toranomon Graduate School (Graduate Program in Systems for Intellectual Creation), 2015-

Publications

  • "What to Do against Patent Infringement" 2017
  • "freee v. Money Forward -- Significance of the Judgment of Tokyo District Court" 2017
  • "Legal Advice on Trademarks II" 2017 (Co-Author)
  • "Precedents and Practice, No. 461: Cost to be Deducted in the Calculation of Damages based on Article 102, paragraph 2 of the Patent Act" 2016
  • "Patent Infringement and Stealing Trade Secrets (Highlight: Points to Consider in Responding to a Dispute in Preparation for Possible Litigation)" 2015
  • "Software Development Agreement Proposed by a Partner Vendor (Highlight: Practical Know-how to Interview for Contract Evaluation)" 2014
  • "Very Basic Aspects (No. 86): Things to Do in Taking Civil Proceedings for Patent Infringement Cases" 2014
  • "Employee Invention-related Litigation" 2014
  • "Practical Procedure for Hearings of a Trial for Patent Invalidation" 2013
  • "Standardization and FRAND Declaration -- Licensing Conditions for Standard Essential Patent" 2013
  • "Guide to Practical Procedure for Litigation regarding Patent, Trademark, and Unfair Competition" 2012 (Co-Author)
  • "Legal Risk Seminar for Medium-sized Companies (5): Points to Consider regarding System Development Agreement" 2011 (Co-Author)
  • "Very Basic Aspects of Business Law Practice-IP Law-" January 2011
  • "Legal Risk Seminar for Medium-sized Companies (3): Points to Consider regarding Intellectual Property" 2010 (Co-Author)
  • "Very Basic Aspects of Business Law Practice-IP Law-" November 2010
  • "Very Basic Aspects of Business Law Practice-IP Law-" July 2010
  • "Practical Points of the Revised Unfair Competition Prevention Act" 2009
  • "Guide to Intellectual Property Law for Company Executives - with a focus on Business Management and Patent Strategy" 2008
  • "A case the appeal to the Supreme Court was dismissed, when after the IP high court had found invalidity of the patent and dismissed the claim of the patentee-plaintiff, the JPO's amended decision restricting the scope of patent claim had become final, indicating the existence of a reason for retrial" 2008
  • "Reviewing Recent Cases where Damages are Claimed based on Article 102, paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Patent Act" 2008
  • "Practice of Agreement about Information Systems: based on the Model Deal Agreement of Information System published by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry" 2007
  • "Act Against Unfair Competition (Chapter 4)" Practical Usage of Intellectual Property for the People Who Become President (Domestic Edition" 2007 (Co-Author)
  • "Practice of Trustee Agreement of Software Development (Chapter 7)" New Edition: Corpus Business Contract Practice, 2007 (Co-Author)
  • "Lecture: Analysis of Court Precedents of Employee Invention Case and Important Provision of Invention Incentive Rules in the Pharmaceutical Industry" 2007
  • "Lecture: Actual Situation of Recent Employee Invention Case - with a focus on the measure corporate contribution to the drug patent" 2007
  • "Corporate Legal Affairs: Actual Situation of Employee Invention Litigation" 2006
  • "Thorough Analysis of Employee Invention - From Analyzing Disputes arising out of Employee Invention to Employee-Inventor Remuneration System Building" 2005 (Co-Author)

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

Seminars

  • "Technological Innovation and IP Laws -- Past Ten Years and Ten Years to Come" STW Seminar, September 29, 2017
  • "Recent Movement towards Amending IP Laws (the Patent Act)" STW Seminar, February 26, 2015
  • "The Crux of a System Development Agreement" 12th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, January 29, 2014
  • "Recent Amendment to IP Law and its Impact on the Course of Business" 7th STW Corporate M&A Legal Seminar hosted by STW & Partners, October 18, 2012
  • "Amendments to the Limitations Clauses of the Copyright Act and their Impacts on Business Operations" STW Seminar, February 9, 2012

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