Anri Nakamoto is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

His practice focuses on representing clients in patent litigation, trade secret litigation and other intellectual property disputes.  Anri also counsels clients on patent portfolio management, intellectual property strategy developments, adversarial patent licensing negotiations, and other IP related matters in cross-border M&A and strategic business and technology alliances. Prior to joining Orrick, Anri worked for more than 10 years at Hitachi Ltd., Panasonic Corp., and IP Bridge Inc.   

  • Litigation

    • Desktop Metal, Inc. v. Markforged, Inc. et al. Represented Desktop Metal in a patent infringement and trade secrets actions relating to 3D printing technology at the district court of Massachusetts.

    • Certain X-Ray Breast Imaging Devices and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-1063 (ITC). Represented Fujifilm in an ITC action filed by Hologic, Inc. alleging infringement of patents covering X-ray breast imaging devices.

    • Fujifilm Corporation v. Hologic, Inc. Provided Fujifilm with legal advice on patent infringement action against Hologic relating to x-ray breast imaging devices at the United District Court for the District of Delaware.

    • Nitto Denko Corporation v. Hutchinson Technology Inc. Represented Nitto Denko in an patent infringement action relating to flexible printed circuit board used in hard disk drives in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

    • Hutchinson Technology Inc. v. Nitto Denko Corporation et al. Represented Nitto Denko in an patent infringement action relating to flexible printed circuit board used in hard disk drives in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

    • Intelligent Water Solutions, LLC v. Grohe America, Inc. Represented Grohe America in a patent infringement action relating to intelligent shower system in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

    • Pico Byte Systems, LLC v. Yamaha Corporation of America. Represented Yamaha in a patent infringement action coving wireless communication technology in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.

    Administrative Proceedings

    • Nitto Denko Corp. et al v. Hutchinson Technology Incorporated et al, IPR2018-01300, IPR2018-01301, IPR2018-01302, IPR2018-01303, IPR2018-01304, IPR2018-01305, IPR2018-00954, IPR2018-00955, IPR2018-00956, IPR2018-01042, IPR2018-01043. Provided Nitto Denko with technical and legal advice before the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board. 

    • Hutchinson Technology Incorporated et al v. Nitto Denko Corporation, IPR2017-01625, IPR2017-01607, IPR2017-01499, IPR2017-01422 IPR2017-01421. Provided Nitto Denko with technical and legal advice before the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board. 

    Licensing & Due Diligence 

    • Advised a Japanese precision device manufacturer on defending against assertions of patents relating to semiconductor manufacturing process by a U.S. based non-practicing entity.
    • Advised a Japanese company on OEM and supply agreement with a Chinese semiconductor manufacturing equipment provider.
    • Advised a Chinese semiconductor company on patent and technology license relating to semiconductor manufacturing process technology.

    • Advised a U.S. company on a joint R&D and patent licensing agreement with a Japanese company relating to agricultural chemicals.

    • Advised a Japanese consumer electronics company on a commercial arbitration relating to a breach of contract for patent assignment covering lighting technology.

    • Advised a Japanese securities trading company on a patent matter relating to Fintech technology.

    • Advised a Japanese start-up company on patent, software technology and joint R&D agreement relating to artificial intelligence in self-driving vehicles.

    • Advised a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer on a patent portfolio and technology licensing of wireless charging system for electric vehicles.

    • Advised a Japanese electronic components manufacturer on patent cross-licensing negotiations and agreement relating to the surface acoustic wave filter technology.

    • Advised a Japanese consumer electronics company on a patent licensing negotiation regarding licensing of audio/video codec related and FRAND encumbered standard essential patents.

    • Advised a Japanese telecommunication equipment provider on a patent license negotiation regarding licensing of 3G/4G telecommunications related and FRAND encumbered standard essential patents.  

    • Advised a Chinese consumer electronics and home appliances company on patent due diligence of a Japanese start-up company making smart home appliances.

    • Advised a Japanese chemical company on legal due diligence of a German automotive component manufacturer.

    • Advised a French private equity fund on legal due diligence of a Japanese start-up company making anticancer drug.

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