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萩原 弘之

パートナー

Tokyo

Phone: 81-3-6229-6015
Fax: 81-3-6229-7015

Overview

萩原弘之は東京オフィスに所属する訴訟部のパートナー。知的財産に関するクロスボーダーの紛争案件、訴訟案件及び取引案件を20年以上にわたり代理してきた実績を持つ。特許侵害事件、知的財産ライセンス取引、訴訟及び仲裁を主に扱う。特許紛争では、電子工学、ソフトウェア、化学、製薬、生物製剤、半導体、電気通信から自動車までの幅広い分野を取り扱ってきた。

クロスボーダーの紛争案件という複雑な領域で助言をする第一人者として、これまでクライアントや各種メディアから高い評価を受けてきた。あるクライアントからは、「非常に賢く、非常に積極的」で「米国特許訴訟法において非常に優れていている」と評価された(『Chambers Global』2018年版)。別のクライアントからは「日本のクライアントが何を望んでいるのか理解し、密接に協力をする最高レベルのLITIGATOR」とされた(『Chambers Global』2018年版)。『IAM Patent 1000』は、「知的財産権の積極的な行使戦略を立案し、必要に応じてそれらを実行する」と表現(『IAM Patent 1000』2018年版)。また、別のメディアからは「Dispute Resolution Star」(2019年「Benchmark Litigation」のAsia-Pacific部門)及び「Cross-Border Disputes Lawyer of the Year in Japan」(2019年 Global Law Experts)に選出された。

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in Japan, Intellectual Property Law - The Best Lawyers in Japan (2014-2020, 2022)
  • Dispute Resolution Expert of the Year in Japan – The Lawyer Network (2021)
  • Licensing Transactions and Disputes Expert of the Year in Japan - Global Law Experts (2021)
  • Patent Infringement Litigations Expert of the Year in Japan - Global Law Experts (2021)
  • Dispute Resolution Expert of the Year in Japan - Global Law Experts (2021)
  • Japan, Intellectual Property: International - Chambers Global, Asia-Pacific (2012-2021)
  • Global Leader in Japan: Foreign - IAM Global Leader (2020)
  • Cross-Border Disputes Lawyer of the Year in Japan - Global Law Experts (2019-2020)
  • Dispute Resolution Star in Intellectual Property Disputes - Benchmark Litigation (Asia-Pacific) (2013, 2019-2020)
  • The World's Leading Patent Professionals, Japan: Foreign - IAM Patent 1000 (2012-2020)
  • Patent Star, Japan - IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property (2014-2020)
  • Japan, Intellectual Property: Hall of Fame - The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2020)
  • Japan, Intellectual Property: Leading Individual - The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2013-2020)
  • Japan, Intellectual Property: Top Tier International Law Firm - The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018-2020)
  • The Leading Patent Lawyers in Japan - Who’s Who Legal: Patents (2014-2020)
  • Expert in Patents, Japan - Expert Guides (2018-2019)
  • World IP Review Leader, Technology Patents - The World IP Review (2016-2019)
  • IP Experts - Asia IP (2013-2014)
  • The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers - IAM Licensing 250 (2010-2012)
  • The World’s Leading Patent Litigators - IAM Patent Litigation 250 (2011)

Education

  • 1993年 慶應義塾大学法学部卒業(1990年-1991年 ダートマス大学に交換留学)
  • 1998年 東京理科大学工学部第二部電気工学科卒業
  • 1999年 New York University School of Law修了(LL.M.)(平和中島財団奨学生)

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    Engagement & Publications

    Mr. Hagiwara is often engaged to speak on international IP, litigation, and investigations matters. He is a frequent lecturer at such renowned institutions as Keio University Law School, Kyoto University, Osaka Institute of Technology, University of Washington Law School and Waseda University Law School. Select speaking engagements include:

    • Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Litigations and Patent Law and Effective Patent Enforcement Program, Speaker, January 2020, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series / Co-Seminar with Fronteo
    • Independent Compliance Monitorship: Why does the U.S. Department of Justice impose independent monitors, and what does a monitor do? - Learn the U.S. DOJ’s perspectives of compliance best practices, Co-Speaker, September 2019, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series supported by JOI
    • Recent Developments and Trends in U.S. Patent Litigation and Post-Grant Proceedings, Co-Speaker, May 2019, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • Proving Damages Case in International Business Disputes, Co-Speaker, April 2019, Paul Hastings Seminar
    • Summary of Latest Developments in U.S. Patent Law, Co-Speaker, February 2019, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • Recent Developments, Trends, and Statistics in Biologics, ANDA (Hatch-Waxman) and Medical Device Litigation in the U.S., Co-Speaker, October 2018, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • Best Practices:  Japanese Multinational Corporations and Navigating through FCPA and other Legal Hurdles, Co-Speaker, July 2018, JOI Seminar Series
    • US DOJ Investigation and Prosecution of Corporate Fraud and Corruption Cases against Japanese Companies, Co-Speaker, May 2018, FRONTEO Conference; CLE provided by Paul Hastings
    • U.S. Department of Justice Investigations of Corporate Crimes and Corporate Fraud, Speaker, December 2017, LEXIS-NEXIS Japan Seminar; CLE provided by Paul Hastings
    • Oil States Arguments, Co-Speaker, December 2017, Paul Hastings Seminar
    • Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Speaker and Panelist, October 2017, ACI Conference in Singapore
    • Mission-Critical Cybersecurity:  How Legal Teams are Preparing for the New Era of Digital Defense, Co-Speaker, October 2017, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series supported by JOI
    • Key Monetization Strategies For Creating Multiple Revenue Streams In a Changing Legal Landscape, Co-Speaker, July 2017, AIPPI JAPAN Seminar Series
    • Mission-Critical Cybersecurity: How Legal Teams Are Preparing for the New Era of Digital Defense, Co-Speaker, June 2017, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • How Trump Sec May Impact Japanese Companies in 2017, Co-Speaker, June 2017, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • Life Sciences Industry’s Compliance Challenges - Recent Cases in US DOJ Investigations in the Sector, Speaker, May 2017, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • US DOJ Investigations of Japanese Companies in Auto Industry, Speaker, April 2017, Paul Hastings CLE Seminar Series
    • US DOJ Investigations’ Reach, Theories and Practical Impact on Business, Speaker, March 2017, LEXIS NEXIS CLE Seminar Series
    • Best Approaches to Compliance/Enforcement Risks in Life Sciences, Healthcare and Technology Industries, Co-Speaker, November 2016, FRONTEO Conference

     

    Select publications include:

    • "Overseas Court Decision FOCUS: No.45 [US] Assignors Unwanted Risk of Becoming a Necessary Litigant Arising from a Patent Assignment", (Japanese) Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 70, No.6 (No. 45), June 2020, Japan Intellectual Property Association
    • "2019 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S.  Patent Law Developments", co-author, Intellectual Property Law Annual Report 2019-2020, December 25, 2019, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd,
    • "2018 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S.  Patent Law Developments", co-author, Intellectual Property Law Annual Report 2018-2019, December 25, 2018, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd
    • "2017 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S.  Patent Law Developments", co-author, Intellectual Property Law Annual Report 2017-2018, December 25, 2017, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd
    • "Growth Opportunities Come with Danger: As Japanese Life Sciences Companies’ Outward Bound Investments Continue to Grow, so Do the Significant Compliance and Enforcement Risks", co-author, Journal of the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Vol. 45, No. 2, February 2017
    • "2016 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S. Patent Law Developments", co-author, Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, January, 2017
    • "2016 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S. Patent Law Developments", co-author, Intellectual Property Law Annual Report 2016-2017, December 25, 2016, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd
    • "2015 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S. Patent Law Developments," co-author, Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, January 29, 2016
    • Quoted, "Could Courts Enable Cheaper Challenges To NPE Claims?" Law360, October 29, 2015
    • Quoted, "Why Is The Fed. Circ. So Deeply Divided On Patent Cases?" Law360, October 13, 2015
    • Quoted, "What Are Your IP Litigation Landmines" Law360, September 14, 2015
    • Quoted, "Post Limelight, Could Patent Act Be More User-Friendly?" Law360, August 21, 2015
    • Quoted, "Should Trademarks And License Plates Be Treated The Same?" Law360, July 17, 2015
    • "2014 Year-in-Review: Important U.S. Patent Law Developments - A Busy Tech Year," co-author, Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, January 30, 2015; also Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Daily, January 26, 2015
    • "Attorney-Client Privilege," Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 64, No.5 (No. 761), May 2014, Japan Intellectual Property Association
    • "2013 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S. Patent Law Developments," co-author, Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, January 31, 2014
    • "Standard Essential Patents, FRAND Licensing," co-author, Intellectual Property Law Annual Report 2013, December 2013, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd
    • "The Latest Developments in the U.S.  Patent Law," co-author, Intellectual Property Law Annual Report 2013, December 2013, Nippon Hyoron Sha Co., Ltd
    • "International Commerce and Licenses:  Taking Care not to Give it all Away," Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Life Sciences 250
    • "2012 Year-in-Review:  Important U.S.  Patent Law Developments," Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, January 4, 2013
    • "Joint and Divided Infringement:  Navigating the Changing Landscape For Multiple Actors and Distributed Systems Under U.S. Patent Law," Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 62, No.3 (No. 735), March 2012, Japan Intellectual Property Association
    • "2011 Year-In-Review:  Important U.S.  Patent Law Developments," IP Bloomberg Law Report, January 2012

    Involvement

    • 米国ニューヨーク州弁護士
    • 外国法事務弁護士(第二東京弁護士会所属)

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