Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property

We have experienced lawyers who have expertise in the constantly evolving and increasingly complex areas of information technology, life sciences, and intellectual property. We provide a variety of legal services in response to the diverse legal needs of our clients in these fields. These legal services include advising on regulatory requirements, setting up business, corporate housekeeping, contract negotiations, and dispute resolution.

Strong, flexible support to help growing information technology businesses

Experience in the fast changing arena of life sciences, including pharmaceuticals and medical sciences

A wide range of legal services in the fields of technology, entertainment, and media, including cross-border transactions and disputes

Expertise in leveraging user information while protecting your business

A wide range of legal services in the information technology and entertainment field, including with respect to cross-border transactions and disputes

Advising clients facing complex problems with our broad experience handling disputes relating to information technology systems development

Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:People

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:Newsletters

Japanese Virtual Currency Regulations take effect in April 2017
Amendments of the Civil Aeronautics Act to Introduce the New Rules Restricting UAVs
The Supreme Court ruled that the technical scope and subject matter of a product-by-process claim invention will cover the same products, even if the products are made by a different process from the claimed process

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:News

High evaluation received from " Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2019"
36 lawyers were selected as leading lawyers in asialaw PROFILES' "Asia law Leading Lawyers 2020"
Firm receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2019
Firm receives high evaluation in ALB IP Rankings 2019
MHM ranked 10th in the sixth FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2019, and received high commendation for its work in accessing new markets and capital

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:Seminars

Aug. 2, 2019External Seminars
"Global data protection laws and utilization of big data"
Jul. 19, 2019External Seminars
"AI/Data Contract Guidelines"
Jul. 16, 2019External Seminars
"IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2019 -Free Flow of Data Between the EU & Japan: After Major Mutual Adequacy Decisions-"
Jun. 5, 2019External Seminars
”Practical overview of the AI/Data Contract Guidelines”
May 26, 2019 - May 28, 2019External Seminars
"LESI (Licensing Executives Society International) 2019 Annual Conference"

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:Publications

Magazine Article
"Outlook for Due Diligence on Global Data Protection Based on the Latest GDPR Enforcement Cases (Part 2) - Incorporating Lessons Learned from Enforcement Cases in M&A"
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"Regulations for Agricultural Products Developed by "Genome Editing Technology," such as "Tearless Onions" and "Potatoes with Non-toxic Eyes""
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"Case Studies on Latest Practice Regarding Act on Protection of Personal Information #4: Definition of Personal Information"
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"Intensive Lecture on Legal Affairs Related to Events (5): Regulations for Event Operations"
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"IP Case Bulletin: Copyrightablity (Goldfish Telephone Box Case) - Nara District Court Decision of July 11, 2019"

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