Atsushi Okada


Atsushi Okada

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Atsushi Okada is co-head of the firm’s IP, Data Security, Fintech, Healthcare and AI/IoT practice groups and regularly advises on cutting edge technology issues across industries. In addition to IP infringement litigation, licensing and product liability disputes, he has great expertise in privacy and global compliance with data protection laws in Japan, Europe, the U.S. and Asian countries.

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Atsushi Okada:Awards

Top Rankings received from asialaw 2023, the definitive guide to Asia's leading law firms and lawyers
Atsushi Okada and Panupan Udomsuvannakul are listed in "ALB Asia Super 50 TMT Lawyers 2022"
Top rankings received from "IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2022"

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Atsushi Okada:News

Public Service
Atsushi Okada states opinions regarding Japan's approach to AI/data transactions as member of Japanese delegation at Working Group on Electronic Commerce of UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law)
Public Service
Initiatives by the Expert Committee in which Atsushi Okada serves as a member, introduced as a specific example of practicing privacy governance in the "Corporate Privacy Governance Guidebook for the DX Era ver. 1.2"
Public Service
Atsushi Okada became a member of Board of Examiners, Industrial Property Council of Japan Patent Office

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Atsushi Okada:Legal Topics

Atsushi Okada:Newsletters

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 DownloadPDF
The IP High Court Denies Samsung’s Motion for Injunctive Relief but Allows Samsung’s Claim for Damages against Apple for Its UMTS Standards-Essential Patent Infringement for an Amount Equivalent to the Royalty DownloadPDF
IP High Court Calls for Amicus Curiae Brief for the First Time Ever, for the Issue of Injunctions and Damages in the Case of Infringement of Standard Essential Patent with FRAND Declaration DownloadPDF

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Atsushi Okada:Seminars

Jul. 20, 2022External Seminars
『Academia and Industry Patent Disputes in Japan』
Apr. 7, 2022External Seminars
”Japan's legal approach to AI / data transactions"
Feb. 22, 2022External Seminars
”Japan APPI: Are You Ready for The Upcoming Amendments?”

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Atsushi Okada:Publications

Magazine Article
"Getting the Deal Through - Healthcare Enforcement & Litigation 2023 - Japan Chapter"
Magazine Article
"Latest Practical Issues and Challenges for Protection of Personal Data (Part 10): Incident Response (2)"
Magazine Article
”The Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property and Competition Law Review 3rd Edition - Japan Chapter”

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Atsushi Okada:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2001)
  • Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2007)
  • with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Silicon Valley (2007-2008)
  • Harvard University (Certificate in Applied Sciences 2008)

Major Activities

  • Lecturer at Rikkyo University, College of Law and Politics (Patent and Trademark Laws) (2010-2011)
  • Visiting Professor of the Graduate School of Business, Aoyama Gakuin University (Copyright Law) (2011-)
  • Advisor for Damage from Counterfeit Products, Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (2012)
  • Lecturer for the Infringement Litigation Training Program for Patent Attorneys at the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (2015-)
  • Member of Study Group on AI and Data Contract Guidelines, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (concurrently serving as the chair of a working group for the study group) (2017-)
  • Member of Examination Committee on Subsidy to Promote Industrial Data Sharing for FY 2017, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2018)
  • Expert Member of Study Group on Data Contract Guidelines in Agricultural Sector, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries(2018-)
  • Member of Japan Patent Attorneys Association's "Working Group for Reviewing Training Curriculums in Response to Revisions to the Patent Attorney Act" (2018-)
  • Senior Researcher at Policy Alternatives Research Institute, the University of Tokyo (2018-)
  • Member of Examination Committee on Contract Guidelines for the Project to Accelerate Cooperation in the Global Venture Ecosystem (Startup Factory Establishment Project) (2018-)
  • Lecturer for Mandatory Training at the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (Amended Unfair Competition Prevention Act and Data-Related Business) (2019-)
  • Technical Committee Member, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) (2019-)
  • Member of Study Group on Global Data & AI utilization System and Management, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) (2019-)
  • Member of the "Review Meeting for Smart City Architecture," Cabinet Office (2019-)
  • Advisory Member of Connected Industries Open Framework Promotion Committee, Industrial Value Chain Initiative (2019-)
  • Senior Researcher at Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo (2019-)
  • Member of Study Group on Data Utilization for Increasing the Sophistication of Trading Operations, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry  (2019-)
  • Advisor to Japan DPO Association (2019-)
  • Member of Advisory Committee on Data Utilization, Recruit Co., Ltd. (2019-)
  • Member of AI Social Implementation Guide Working Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(2020-)
  • Member of AI Governance Guideline Working Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2021-)
  • Member of Board of Examiners, Industrial Property Council of Japan Patent Office (2021-)
  • Member of Expert Committee on Privacy Governance, Safie Inc. (2021-)
  • Member of the "Study Group on the Terms of Use, Etc. for Mirasapo Connect," organized by The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2022-)

Practice Group

  • Intellectual Property Practice Group
  • Data Security Practice Group
  • Healthcare Practice Group
  • Fintech Practice Group
  • AI/IoT Practice Group
  • International Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2002; New York, 2008
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association