Shozo Iwasaki is of counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He focuses his practice on a variety of intellectual property-related matters, including U.S. patent litigation, pre-litigation counseling, patent license negotiations and other intellectual property-related aspects of business transactions, such as strategic alliances.

Before attending law school, he was a manager of the Licensing Department of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.'s intellectual property section. His responsible areas of business at Matsushita included semiconductor devices, other electronic components, communications (including cellular technologies and fax machines), display devices and batteries. He was a co-editor of Matsushita New Business Review Magazine, a company quarterly magazine, from 1998-1999 and a Matsushita representative on the International Affairs Committee of the Japan Intellectual Property Association, from 1994-1996.

Mr. Iwasaki received his B.S. degree in physics from Yamaguchi University in 1982, his M.S. in physics from Okayama University in 1984, and his J.D. cum laude from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2002, where he was elected a member of the Order of the Coif

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