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KUDO Ryohei

Title
Partner
License
Attorney
Languages
Japanese (native)/English

Career Summary

March 1980
Born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan
March 1998
Graduated from Makuhari Senior High School
March 2002
Received his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo
2002-2006
Worked at the Ministry of Defense
May 2006
Received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School (James Kent Scholar)
January 2007
Admitted to the New York State Bar Association
March 2010
Received his J.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Law(Selected for outstanding academic achievement)
December 2011
Received his Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (New 64th)
January 2012
Joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
May 2012
Joined Iwata Godo
September-October 2013
Seconded to Rodyk & Davidson LLP in Singapore
November-December 2013
Seconded to Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
April 2018-
Tokyo Medical University, Graduate School of Medicine (Ph.D. candidate, Molecular Pathology)

Engaged Cases

・Providing advice on inbound/outbound dispute resolutions (litigation, mediation and arbitration in the area of business transactions among companies, commercial litigation, patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, entertainment laws, trade secrets, unfair competition, preservation of evidence, M&A, joint ventures, financial products, product liability, real estate, labor issues, IT and software, collection of claims, etc.);
・Providing advice on intellectual property rights;
・Representing negotiations on contracts and handling disputes in terms of Patent Act, Trademark Act, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Copyright Act, Antimonopoly Act and others
・Providing legal advice in the field of life science (legal adviser of pharmaceutical companies, academies, research institutions, bioventure companies, etc.)
・Providing legal services on international business transactions;
・Dealing with business deployment, local regulations and disputes associated with overseas expansion of Japanese companies;
・Handling matters related to the Companies Act, shareholders’ meetings and the corporate governance; and
・Legal adviser to a patent attorney firm
・Legal Advisor of Japan MA-T Industrial Association

Professional Memberships

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (AIPPI・JAPAN) (Committee to Consider Agenda for 2019 Annual Meeting in London, Committee to Consider Agenda for 2022 Annual Meeting in San Francisco)
Amicus Brief Standing Committee Member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

List of Main Publications

≪English≫
-“The Media and Entertainment Law Review Edition 3 (Japan Chapter) ”(co-author, Law Business Research Ltd., December 2021)
-“Global Legal Insights to: AI, Machine Learning & Big Data 2021”(co-author, Global Legal Group 2021)
-“The Media and Entertainment Law Review Edition 2 ”(Japan Chapter) (co-author, Law Business Research Ltd., January 2021)
-“Global Legal Insights to: AI, Machine Learning & Big Data 2020”(co-author, Global Legal Group 2020)
-“Global Legal Insights – AI, Machine Learning & Big Data First Edition” (co-author, Global Legal Group, June 2019)
-“Getting the Deal Through: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments” (Japan Chapter) (Law Business Research, 2014)
-“The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2014” (Japan chapter) (Global Legal Group Ltd., 2014)
-“Distribution & marketing of drugs: Jurisdictional comparisons”(Japan chapter) (The European Lawyer Reference Series, 2012)
≪Japanese≫
-“Specific Measures of Information Disclosure on Investment in Intellectual Properties: Scope of Intellectual Properties and Contents and Manner of Disclosure” (co-author, May issue of Business Houmu, 2022)
-“6,000 Lectures on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions” (co-author, Kinzai Institute For Financial Affairs, 2022)
-“How to Deal with Rising Risk of Information Leakage? Countermeasures for Protecting and Handling Trade Secrets – Case 1: External Cyber Attacks, Case 2: Negligence and Non-Compliance by Current Employees, Case 3: Misappropriation of Information by a Departing Employees and Alleged Disclosure/Use at his/her New Employer” (co-author, December issue of Business Houmu, 2021)
-”The IPO Story – A 745-day Voyage to IPO and Beyond” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2020)
-“Q&A: Interaction of the Antimonopoly Act and Intellectual Property Rights and Legal Practices – Guide to Understand from Basic to Application and Achieve Compliance” (author and editor, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd., 2020)
-“Theories and Business Practices of Prescription and Limitation of Period[Intellectual Property Law]” (co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing, 2018)
-“When an Intellectual Property Personnel in a Manufacturer Needs to Consider Usage of a Photograph – Key Points to Handle a Right regarding Photograph Works – [No. 134, “Point to Reconfirm” Series]” (Chizai Kanri (Japan Intellectual Property Association), July 2018)
-“Method of Identifying Trade Secrets in Proceedings of Injunction against Unfair Competition Regarding Trade Secrets” (co-author, Chizai Purizumu (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry),March 2018)
-“5,000 Lectures on Legal Issues for Financial Institutions” (co-author, Kinzai Institute For Financial Affairs, 2018)
-“New Story of Shareholders' Meeting” (co-author, Shoji Houmu, 2017)
-“Q&A: Handbook for Outside Directors/ Outside Company Auditors”(co-author, Nihon Kajo Publishing Co., Ltd., 2015)
-“IPO and Strategic Legal Affairs - Taking into Account the Viewpoint of Accountant” (co-author, Shoji Homu, 2015)
-“Special Edition: Q&A Concerning Revision of the Companies Act and Practical Business” (co-author, Kinyu Homu Jijo, Sept. 25, 2014)

Publications

Lectures, Seminars and Conferences

  • 2022.06

    Kudo Ryohei, Ishikawa Teppei, and Matsuda Taiki conducted a seminar "Antimonopoly Act - for IP Staff" at our firm.

  • 2022.01

    Ito Hiroki and Kudo Ryohei conducted a seminar "Venture Capital and Business Alliances: Intellectual Property Strategies and Risks", sponsored by Business & Law LLC.

    Speaker: ITO Hiroki  KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2021.11

    Kudo Ryohei delivered a poster presentation titled "Comparison of cell-free DNA release mechanism between normal cells and tumor cells using in vitro model" at the General Assembly of the Medical Congress of the Tokyo Medical University.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2021.09

    Fujiwara Hiroki, Kudo Ryohei, and Saito Hiroki conducted a seminar titled "Labor Management and Information Security Measures during Telework" at Tokyo Hosen-Kai.

  • 2019.09

    Kudo Ryohei delivered a lecture titled "Seminar on Trademarks in China and Japan - with Chinese Trademark Attorney" at Nihonbashi Life Science Hub.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2017.09

    Sato Shuji and Mutou Yuuki delivered a lecture entitled "1. Tips on Handling of Tax Investigations Derived from Understanding of Tax Suits" and "2. The Latest Trend of Tax Investigations of Large-scale Corporations" at Jitsumu Kenshu Center of Zeimu Kenkyukai.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei  SATO Shuji 

  • 2017.05

    Kudo Ryohei delivered a lecture entitled "Trade Secrets and Patents in the United States and Japan" at the Nihonbashi Life Science Hub.

    Speaker: KUDO Ryohei 

  • 2015.08

    Matsuda Takao, Kudo Ryohei and Motomura Takeshi will deliver a lecture entitled "Strategic Legal Practices for IPO from 5 Perspectives ? People, Goods (Contract), Money, Information and Time” at the head office of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank on August 27, 2015, as part of “IPO Seminar” co-hosted by Daiwa Securities Co.Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Group and Iwata Godo.

  • 2015.04

    Matsuda Takao and Kudo Ryohei will deliver a lecture entitled “Measures to Support Overseas Business Expansion Provided by Regional Financial Institutions ? Including Possibility of Joint Representative Office” on May 12, 2015 at Congres Convention Center, and May 22, 2015 at Bellesalle Kanda. Please visit http://www.finance-forum.jp/ for details.

News

  • 2020.01

    Kakuno Shu, Uenishi Takuya, Kudo Ryohei and Beppu Fumiya were appointed Partners.

  • 2019.08

    Kudo Ryohei became the Amicus Brief Standing Committee Member of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).

  • 2019.03

    Kudo Ryohei was appointed as a member of the Committee to Consider Agenda for 2019 Annual Meeting in London for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (AIPPI・JAPAN).

  • 2013.09

    Kudo Ryohei has been seconded to Rodyk & Davidson LLP and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) for training from September 9 to December 31.

  • 2012.05

    We welcome a new attorney, Kudo Ryohei.