Masao Fujino is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office who focuses on Japanese patent, trade secret, privacy and antitrust laws in relation to companies doing business in Japan.

He prepares privacy policies and terms and conditions for companies entering to the Japanese market and also provides contract analysis from the perspective of Japanese antitrust law.  He is also familiar with dispute resolution procedures including Japanese court proceedings especially related to patents and trade secrets.

He especially provides advice to companies in the IT, software and electronics industries.

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 IP division of the Tokyo District Court. He also studied at Stanford Law School as a Fulbright scholar (US government scholarship).