Information Technology

Strong, flexible support to help growing information technology businesses

In information technology, the speed at which an idea evolves from proposal to realization is crucial to its success. Drawing up schemes, negotiating with business partners, securing funding where necessary, and investigating the legal aspects—all of these must take place within a limited timeframe. The realities of venturing into new businesses include encountering unexpected legal issues with lack of precedents and well-defined regulations, inconsistent practice, and unforeseen consequences of regulations.

Our decades of experience in the information technology sector place us in an exceptional position to provide timely, appropriate, and practical assistance to help clients address these legal issues. The combined experience of our lawyers in the information technology practice since the dawn of the internet and the technology bubble of the early 2000s enable our lawyers to offer much needed solutions, insight, and advice to our information technology clients, which range from major players to start-ups, across every field and at different stages of progress. We guide our clients as they set up and grow their information technology businesses. We work with them as they introduce and improve cutting-edge technologies. We support and advise them as they navigate untested commercial and legal territories. We put our knowledge and capabilities to work making our clients’ ideas a reality.

Information Technology:People

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Information Technology:News

Awards
Our lawyers selected in "Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2022"
Awards
Top Rankings Received from IFLR1000’s 32nd edition
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™
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
The "Guidelines for NFT Businesses 2nd Edition," in which Masafumi Masuda was involved in the formulation as Legal Counsel of the NFT Subcommittee, is released by Japan Cryptoasset Business Association (JCBA)

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Information Technology:Seminars

Jul. 20, 2022External Seminars
『Academia and Industry Patent Disputes in Japan』
Apr. 7, 2022External Seminars
”Japan's legal approach to AI / data transactions"
Jan. 27, 2022External Seminars
"The startup guide to thriving in Hong Kong ecosystem"
Jan. 27, 2022External Seminars
"START-UP ECOSYSTEM AND IP TRANSACTION IN EU"
Jan. 18, 2022External Seminars
“AGE OF SMART CITY?–TECHNOLOGY AS AN ENABLER FOR NET ZERO LIVING”

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Information Technology:Publications

Magazine Article
"Patent Infringement and the Principle of Geographical Jurisdiction - FC2 Video Case, Tokyo District Court Decision Dated March 24, 2022"
Magazine Article
"Latest Practical Issues and Challenges for Protection of Personal Data (Part 10): Incident Response (2)"
Magazine
"Legal Issues Concerning Transactions in Virtual Spaces"
Magazine
"NFT Utilization and Policy Trends"
Magazine Article
"2022 Revision of the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading"

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