Orrick Library Seminar Series: Advanced Licensing Considerations for 2018

Seminar | January.17.2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am (Tokyo Standard Time)

Orrick Tokyo Office

日本語: ライセンス契約に関する最新動向と2018年のライセンス戦略

Orrick’s Global Japan Practice is hosting a series of “Orrick Library” seminars to explore legal issues in various fields in Japan as well as the United States, Asia and Europe. The next seminar will be held on Wednesday, January 17 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

David Case and Anri Nakamoto will discuss recent developments in US case law decisions affecting licensing and current legal principles applicable to asserting and licensing SEPs. Case and Nakamoto will discuss specific drafting strategies, common drafting mistakes and recent cases that IP and legal departments should be aware of before entering a license negotiation. Points to consider when licensing SEPs will be introduced during this session.

Our 90-minute long seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Recent developments in technology licensing
  • Advanced license agreement drafting considerations
  • Current state of licensing SEPs

There will be time set asides for questions and answers.

Date: January 17 (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 10:30 am (Registration from 8:45 am)
Place: Orrick Tokyo Law Office (Map)
Speakers: David Case, Partner, Tokyo office and Anri Nakamoto、Associate, Tokyo Office
Language: English and Japanese
Fee: No charge
Registration deadline: January 15 (Monday)

* Tokyo Litigation Partners Yoshihiro Takatori and Shinsuke Yakura will join and offer additional perspectives.

* * Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in the States of New York and California.  This continuing legal education course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.5 credit hours can be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Life Sciences Sector
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Trademark, Copyright & Media
  • Intellectual Property
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
  • Mass Torts & Product Liability
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Japan

Shinsuke Yakura Partner


His practice focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, product liability, medical and pharmaceutical, and other commercial disputes for both domestic and foreign companies. He actively engages in cross-border litigation and arbitration, and draws on his extensive knowledge and experience from various countries.

In regards to intellectual property, Shinsuke has represented numerous companies in patent infringement litigation involving a wide range of technologies related to electric devices and industrial machinery. He has also handled other IP-related issues such as trademark, copyright and right to publicity. He is a qualified patent attorney (Benrishi) in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in business and legal issues related to artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data; he also acts as the Asia representative of Orrick’s Global AI Working Group.

Consistently providing strategic advice from a global perspective, he is also actively involved in bribery regulations including FCPA and UKBA, antitrust and competition law, cartel, fraud and compliance investigations.

He also advises in mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other transactional matters.