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Chie Yakura

Partner | Tokyo


Investigation of Japanese subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical company regarding allegations of employee involvement with independent post-marketing clinical studies; investigation of Japanese subsidiary of a global medical device company regarding power harassment issues; and investigation of one of the world’s largest electric commerce companies in connection with the Japan Fair Trade Commission’s dawn raid regarding allegedly anti-competitive business practices.

Member of team that successfully handled high-profile smartphone cases in Japan.

(Tokyo District Court). Representation of Dell in a series of contract disputes totaling $100 million in Tokyo District Courts.

(Japan Patent Office and Japan IP High Court). Representation of a major European pharmaceutical company in IP High Court appeals and separate invalidity trials in front of the Japan Patents Office regarding assays for the detection of Hepatitis C.

(Osaka District Court and Osaka High Court). Representation of Colgate-Palmolive in a products liability case before the Osaka District Court and the Osaka High Court involving Hill’s Science Diet pet food.

(Tokyo District Court and Tokyo High Court). Representation of Limerick in a $700 million dispute regarding the construction of an office tower complex in Tokyo District Court and Tokyo High Court.

(Japan Patent Office). Representation of a major American hardware and software manufacturer in a patent infringement case before the Japan Patent Office.

Representation of UPS in a dispute involving international transportation of goods.

(Tokyo District Court; Japan IP High Court and Japan Patent Office). Representation of Albemarle Corp. in a patent infringement case on chemical products in Tokyo District Court.

(Tokyo District Court). Representation of Motorola’s Japanese subsidiary in a preliminary injunction case involving termination of distributorship before Tokyo District Court.

Ranked in Japan: Intellectual Property (International)

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