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

Tapping our expertise and extensive experience in cybersecurity laws and regulations to support clients’ risk management, information security management systems, and cybersecurity incident response capabilities

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

New Regulations on Payment and Settlement and Cross-Sectional Financial Services Intermediaries (The Amendment of the Payment Services Act and the Act on Sales, etc. of Financial Instruments)
Japanese Virtual Currency Regulations take effect in April 2017
Amendments of the Civil Aeronautics Act to Introduce the New Rules Restricting UAVs

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:News

Firm receives high evaluation in ALB IP Rankings 2020
Top rankings received from "IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2020"
Comments by Atsushi Okada were featured in a OneTrust DataGuidance article titled "Japan: Parliament passes bill to amend APPI" published on June 5, 2020
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan
Top rankings received from "Who's Who Legal: Data 2020"

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:Seminars

May 20, 2020External Seminars
"Disrupted industries – the example of the automotive industry, Part of the Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference"
Feb. 19, 2020External Seminars
"Data protection regulations in the pharmaceutical industries ~Japan, Thailand and USA~"
Jan. 31, 2020External Seminars
"Legal Frontier in AI, IoT and Big Data, and new regulations for digital markets"
Jan. 28, 2020External Seminars
"Potential amendments to Japanese data protection law"
Jan. 14, 2020External Seminars
"OECD Global Conference on Governance Innovation"

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Information Technology, Life Sciences and Intellectual Property:Publications

Magazine Article
"Legal Frontier of the Mobility Business Field"
Book Article
"Regulations on Autonomous Cars and MaaS Businesses"
Magazine Article
"Key Practical Points Based on Case Studies - Scope of “Delegation” in Handling of Personal Data"
Magazine Article
"Criteria for Deciding Scope and Propriety of Regulations - Complying with Obligations Prohibiting Inappropriate Use"
Magazine Article
"Key Points Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and Cybersecurity"

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