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Leading IP Litigation and Commercial Lawyer Kensaku Yamamoto Joins Shusaku Yamamoto

Monday, February 04, 2013

SHUSAKU YAMAMOTO is delighted to announce that Kensaku Yamamoto has joined the firm, where his focus will be intellectual property litigation, appellate, health regulatory, technology contracts and licensing and other IP-related commercial matters.

The Firm is now a truly seamless one stop service for clients, advising on all types of contentious and non-contentious matters, including licensing, merchandising and transactional, patent, trademark, design and other IP litigation, and research and technology collaboration.

Kensaku Yamamoto joins SHUSAKU YAMAMOTO after completing a sabbatical where he obtained a Masters of Law degree from University of Southern California School of Law (LL.M.) in May 2012 and gained U.S. legal practice experience at one of the U.S. largest law firms headquartered in Northern California.

He also previously a Senior Associate (from 2005 to 2011) with leading general practice Anderson Mori & Tomotsune which had approximately 300 Japanese lawyers (bengoshi), where he primarily handled intellectual property litigation, counseling and licensing matters, health regulatory, technology contract, anti-monopoly and general IP-related commercial matters for life sciences, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and electronics industry clients. In addition to being a Japanese Attorney-at-Law (bengoshi), he is also a registered Japanese patent attorney (benrishi).

“With Kensaku Yamamoto’s transformational addition, the Firm is now a complete one-stop solution to handle every aspect of our clients’ intellectual property management and legal needs. Our Firm now possesses significant expertise in IP litigation, prosecution, transaction and compliance matters; it is now able to counsel clients concerning procurement, litigation, transaction and compliance strategies that enhance the probability of successful enforcement of their IP portfolios. It is also able to provide comprehensive advice concerning IP risks associated with its clients' transactional matters. Our clients will benefit tremendously from Kensaku Yamamoto’s deep knowledge and experience” said Shusaku Yamamoto, Founder-Owner of SHUSAKU YAMAMOTO.

Kensaku Yamamoto’s arrival establishes SHUSAKU YAMAMOTO’s premier position as the leading one-stop solution intellectual property and technology law firm with integrated on-the-ground intellectual property, litigation, health regulatory, IT, technology and commercial practice capabilities in Japan and around the world with our existing network of leading foreign legal practices.

Kensaku Yamamoto received his LL.M (2012) from University of Southern California School of Law. He also graduated with Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1997) and Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (1999) degrees from Kyoto University.

SHUASKU YAMAMOTO is now one of the largest and most highly regarded one-stop fill service Intellectual Property and Commercial law firms in Japan dedicated solely to the practice of intellectual property, IP-commercial and litigation related matters and is recognized as one of the premier full service intellectual property and commercial practices in Japan.

The Firm was founded on September 20, 1979. It has over 170 members comprising attorneys-at-law, patent attorneys, technology specialists, IP assistants, translators and secretaries. The Firm's Offices are in Osaka, Tokyo & Fukuoka.

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