Atsushi Okada

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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.

Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5220-1821
FAX
+81-3-5220-1721

Practice Areas

Atsushi Okada:Awards

Awards
MHM lawyers selected as finalists for Individual Categories at ALB Japan Law Awards 2024
Awards
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
Awards
Yoshifumi Onodera and Atsushi Okada listed in "Japan's IP Experts 2024" by Asia IP

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Atsushi Okada:News

Public Service
Atsushi Okada becomes a member of the Council of Experts in the Working Group for Formulation of Behavioral Objectives, AI Governance Association
Public Service
Atsushi Okada becomes a member of the "Committee for Intellectual Property Rights in the Age of AI," Cabinet Office
Public Service
Atsushi Okada states his opinions regarding policy on copyright and AI as an expert at the Commission on Legal Affairs of the Subdivision on Copyright, the Council for Cultural Affairs, Agency for Cultural Affairs

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Atsushi Okada:Legal Topics

Atsushi Okada:Newsletters

TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.8 March 2024 DownloadPDF
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.7, January 2024 DownloadPDF
TECH, IP AND TELECOMS LAW UPDATES Vol.6, November 2023 DownloadPDF

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Atsushi Okada:Seminars

Sep. 12, 2023External Seminars
"Japan: AI governance, IP protections, Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT)"
Jul. 20, 2022External Seminars
"Academia and Industry Patent Disputes in Japan"
Apr. 7, 2022External Seminars
”Japan's legal approach to AI / data transactions"

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Atsushi Okada:Publications

Magazine Article
"Series: Technology x Copyright - Keywords for Promoting a Better Understanding (2): EU AI Act"
Magazine Article
"AI Governance Consultation (4): Developers (1)"
Article
"The Financial Technology Law Review Edition 7 - Japan"

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Atsushi Okada:Other

Background

  • 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-)
  • Member of the External Expert Committee on Data Governance and Utilization, Persol Holdings Co., Ltd. (2022-)
  • Working Group Member of the Project Team for the Evolution and Implementation of AI, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (2023-)
  • Member of the AI Strategy Council, Cabinet Office (2023-)
  • Member of Expert Committee for the "Guidelines for Utilization of Text Generation AI," Tokyo Metropolitan Government (2023-)
  • Member of the "Committee for Intellectual Property Rights in the Age of AI," Cabinet Office (2023-)
  • Member of the "Working Group on AI Operator Guidelines," Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (2023-)
  • Advisor to AI Governance Association (2023-)
  • Member of the Council of Experts in the Working Group for Formulation of Behavioral Objectives, AI Governance Association (2024-)

Practice Group

  • Intellectual Property
  • TMT (Data Security)
  • Healthcare/Life Sciences (Pharmaceuticals)
  • Fintech
  • TMT (AI/IoT, etc.)
  • International Disputes

Bar Admissions

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