Aya Eguchi is an associate in the Technology Transactions Group of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office.  Her practice focuses on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, with an emphasis on licensing and distribution arrangements, technology development and strategic alliance activities and technology transfers.

Ms. Eguchi advises clients on transactional matters involving the acquisition, development, licensing and transfer of intellectual property, including the structuring and negotiating of joint ventures and strategic alliances; development and distribution agreements; software and technology licenses; and intellectual property components of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. 

As a native Japanese speaker, Ms. Eguchi has extensive experience working on cross-border transactions with clients from a variety of fields, including companies in the pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical device industries; software, IT and telecommunications companies; and multinational technology conglomerates.  She also provides pro bono legal services to several not-for-profit entities in connection with their commercial and intellectual property-related transactions.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Eguchi worked as an IT consultant for a Fortune Global 500 management consulting firm, in Japan, Italy, France and the UK, focusing on strategic counseling for the design, development and implementation of technology solutions.

Ms. Eguchi earned her J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2012, where she was a member of the Cornell Law Review.  Ms. Eguchi received her B.S.E. in both Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 2005. 

Ms. Eguchi is admitted to practice law in the state of California and is a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

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