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December 25, 2008

Motohiro Takahashi's article "Guide to Intellectual Property Law for Company Executives - with a focus on Business Management and Patent Strategy" will appear in Gekkan Kansayaku Vol. 549.

November 2008

Motohiro Takahashi and Hajime Watanabe's article "The Relationship between the Judgment Invalidating Patent Claims at an Appellate Court of Patent Infringement Lawsuit and the Decision of Correcting the Claims Rendered after the Judgment" will appear in Bimonthly Journal of A.I.P.P.I. Vol. 33 No.6.

November 2008

STW & Partners has been ranked in the top groups of recommended law firms in Japan for the area of Dispute Resolution in Legal 500 2008/2009.
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October 25, 2008

Motohiro Takahashi's article "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" will appear in Journal of the Japanese Group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Vol. 53 No. 10.

October 21, 2008

"Law, Accounting, Taxation and Evaluation of Company Reorganization [first edition]" co-authored by Takashi Goto will be published by Seibun-sha.

August 9, 2008

Hajime Watanabe will participate as a speaker in the panel discussion "IP Litigation: Global Best Practices" at the annual conference of American Bar Association held in New York.
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August 1, 2008

STW & Partners are pleased to announce that Mr. Hisafumi Sato has joined the firm as of August 1, 2008.

Mr. Hisafumi Sato, having served as a judge for a number of years, has extensive experience and skills in the area of dispute resolution in commercial and civil cases. ‎ Mr. Sato's distinguished expertise regarding dispute resolution matters will certainly strengthen the practice of STW & Partners. ‎ Mr. Sato looks forward to making extensive use of his experience as a judge and will devote himself so that the clients of STW & Partners will be able to obtain the best solutions possible regarding disputed matters. ‎ He also hopes to provide valuable advice with respect to dispute prevention.

* Mr. Sato will begin practicing at STW & Partners from August 18.

July 30, 2008

Motohiro Takahashi will give a lecture on "Countermove against Patent Infringement and Practical Point to be Checked" targeted at people in legal, administrative, and technology research and development departments held by Kigyokenkyuukai.
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July 2008

Go Anan's article "Dematerialization of Share Collateral--practical points to keep in mind and transition measures after dematerialization" will appear in Business Homu, Volume 8 No. 9.

July 1, 2008

STW & Partners are pleased to announce that Mr. Takashi Goto has joined the firm as of July 1, 2008. ‎ He specializes in Corporation Law, and Financial Instruments and Exchange Law and related legal practices.

Message from Mr. Goto:
I joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto in 2004 and have built my career on various matters especially on M&A, specializing in Corporation Law, Financial Instruments and Exchange Law and other related laws and regulations. ‎ I will do my best to provide well-thought-out legal service to meet a wide variety of clients' demands by utilizing my past experience.

June 10, 2008

"Legal Advice on Design Law (New Edition)" authored by Wataru Sueyoshi will be published by Chuo-Keizaisha.

May 21, 2008

Wataru Sueyoshi will give a lecture on "Systematic Study of Patent Strategy (methodology)" targeted at IP managers of IP and R&D departments held by Kigyokenkyuukai.
The web site for seminar info

May 20, 2008

"Legal Advice on Trademarks (New Edition)" authored by Wataru Sueyoshi will be published by Chuo-Keizaisha.

May 2, 2008

Hajime Watanabe will participate as a speaker in the International Arbitration Conference held by California Bar Association in Santa Monica, California.

April 20, 2008

"On IP Law (revised and enlarged edition)"edited and co-authored by Wataru Sueyoshi will be published by Minjihokenkyukai.

March 27, 2008

Motohiro Takahashi will give a lecture on "Practical Business of Software Development Trustee Agreement" targeted at people in legal, administrative and system departments held by Kigyokenkyuukai.
The web site for seminar info

February 2008

"Corporate Law and Commercial Law" containing Makoto Shimizu's article "Funding of Stock Purchase under Take Over Defense" will be published by Shojihomu in February 2008.

February 26, 2008

Go Anan will give a lecture on "A significant increase of pay back and its legal practice" held by Financial Facsimile News.
The web site for seminar info

January 16, 2008

Masakazu Komatsu will give a lecture on "Legal Responsibilities of Certified Public Accountants" held by Japanese Institute of Junior Accountants.
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January 2008

"Compendium of Bankruptcy Law in two volumes" coauthored by Makoto Shimizu will be published in January 2008.

January 2008

Motohiro Takahashi's article "Review of recent precedent of damage suit under Article 102 Section 2&3 of Patent Law" will appear in Patent, Volume 61 No. 1.