Akira is a member of our Intellectual Property Group, focusing on intellectual property and litigation, with an emphasis on the chemical and electrical arts.

Akira frequently represents clients before U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Clients often call on him to help navigate technically challenging intellectual property disputes spanning a wide range of technologies. He has experience across all facets of litigation, having managed litigations from start all the way through trial. Akira is registered to practice before the USPTO as a patent attorney and has argued in inter partes review proceedings.

Examples of technologies that Akira works with include:

  • Chemical compositions
  • Digital image processing
  • Flash memory
  • Mobile telecommunication technology
  • Pharmaceutical compositions
  • Rare earth magnets
  • Semiconductor devices

Akira is ranked by the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Next Generation Partner in Japan: Intellectual Property and Japan: Dispute Resolution.

He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in chemical physics and J.D., cum laude, from Washington University School of Law. He is fluent in Japanese.

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