Yuka is Co-Head of the Tokyo Litigation Department and focuses her practice on representing technology clients in IP and commercial disputes. She has experience representing clients in U.S. federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and Japanese courts, and manages global strategy in cases spanning multiple jurisdictions. Also, she regularly counsels clients on various legal challenges they face during product development, manufacturing, and distribution. Her matters have involved a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, communications networks, automotive components, semiconductor devices, and medical devices.
Yuka is an active member of the Licensing Executives Society. She also regularly lectures and moderates panels at patent-related conferences. Most recently, Yuka was recognized by the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019 as the exclusive winner of the Rising Star award for Intellectual Property. She is ranked as a Next Generation Partner for both Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property in the Japan edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021, and has also been recognized in The Best Lawyers in Japan for Intellectual Property Law since the 2021 edition.
Before joining the firm, Yuka clerked for the Honorable Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Yuka is a native Japanese speaker.Show More
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-1059). Represented Nikon respondents in patent investigation involving software for digital cameras.
(Central District of California). Represented Nikon in patent infringement case over software for digital cameras and image sensor technology.
(International Trade Commission, 337-TA-984). Represented Honda and Fujitsu Ten Respondents in ITC investigation involving automotive head units. ITC case and parallel court actions settled on favorable terms.
(Western District of Wisconsin). Represented Konica Minolta and others in patent infringement action involving digital microfilm imaging. Case settled on favorable terms.
Member of team that successfully handled high-profile smartphone cases in Japan.