Masao Fujino

Managing Associate


Masao Fujino is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office who focuses on intellectual property, privacy and antitrust laws.

He represents his clients in patent litigation, trade secret litigation and other intellectual property disputes in Japan.  He also advises his clients in non-contentious matters relating to patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property.

He also helps his clients in building up their business schemes in compliance with privacy and antitrust regulations.

He is licensed in Japan, California and New York.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was an engineer in a Japanese software company. While he was a legal trainee after passing the Japanese bar examination, he studied at the Japanese space agency (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and the intellectual property division of the Tokyo District Court. He also studied at Stanford Law School as a Fulbright scholar (US government scholarship).

    • Represented a European pharmaceutical company in Japanese patent litigation.
    • Represented a European IT company in Japanese patent litigation.
    • Represented a Japanese chemical company in Japanese trade secret litigation.
    • Represented a Japanese apparel company in a dispute with a US apparel company regarding copyright and trademark disputes before courts of Japan.
    • Represented a European software company in a dispute with Japanese employees regarding trade secret misappropriation and copyright infringement. 
    • Prepared privacy policies for various European and US tech companies.
    • Prepared software license agreements and SaaS agreements for various European and US tech companies.
    • Provided antitrust and unfair competition counseling to various Japanese, European and US companies.