HIBIYA PARK LAW OFFICES

Associate

Taku Inoue

◆ Practice Areas

◆ Education

2003Graduated from NADA Senior High School
2007Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Technology
2009Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Content Science Education Program
2010Graduated from the University of Tokyo, School of Law
2010Passed the National Bar Exam
2018Graduated from the University of Southern California School of Law (LL.M.)
2018Graduated from the University of California - Berkeley School of Law (LL.M.)

◆ Experience

2011 to dateHibiya Park Law Offices
2018 to 2019Marshall Suzuki Law Group
2019Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute (Intellectual Property Dept.)
2019Starting a YouTube channel

◆ Professional Affiliations

  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Japan Patent Office, “Study on Contractual Guidelines by Technology Fields to Promote Open Innovation,” Committee Secretariat (2020 to date)
  • Co-Director, Berkeley Global Society, Tech & IP Group (2018 to date)
  • Vice President of the University of Tokyo Law School Alumni Association (2015-2017)
  • Numerous legal advisory positions

◆ Others

  • Member of JAPAN MENSA
  • Member of Entertainment Lawyers Network
  • Member of Intellectual Property Lawyers Network

◆ Writings

  • “Effective Use of U.S. Discovery — Application to Identify Perpetrators of Internet Defamation (in Shojihomu Portal)
    Published by Shojihomu (2019)
  • “Computerization of Court Proceedings in Estonia” (in Shojihomu Portal)
    Published by Shojihomu (2018)
  • “Practice of Preparation for Shareholders’ Meeting for Year 2017 and Anticipated Questions and Planed Answers”
    Published by Chuo-Keizaisha (2017) (Co-author)
  • “Strategy to Utilize System of Company with Audit Etc. Committee”
    Published by Shojihomu (2015) (Co-author)
  • “Handbook for Directors and Officers” [2nd Ed.]
    Published by Shojihomu (2015) (Co-author)
  • “Introduction to Compliance for Corporate Workers”
    Published by Daiichi-Hoki Shuppan (2004) (Sub-editor)

◆ Seminars/Lectures

◆ Representative Engagements

  • Counsel to a plaintiff in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning iPod.
  • Counsel to a plaintiff in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning crypto point processing.
  • Counsel to a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning a web browser.
  • Counsel to a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit concerning shape of a plastic container.
  • Counsel to a publishing company in a dispute regarding copyrights between a manga artist and the publishing company.
  • Counsel to a plaintiff in a trademark infringement lawsuit concerning packaging of a snack product.
  • Counsel to a defendant in a design right infringement lawsuit concerning design of a home appliance product.
  • Responded to libel on the internet (claim for disclosure of identification information of the sender, claim to delete contents, compensation claim for damages, etc.).
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Counsel to a user in a system development lawsuit.
  • Counsel to a financial institution in a lawsuit claiming compensation for damages regarding currency derivatives.
  • Counsel to a patient in a lawsuit regarding medical malpractice during the neurosurgical operation.
  • Counsel to an orthopedic surgeon in a dispute with the hospital regarding payment of overtime.
  • Counsel to an owner of a medical corporation regarding a dispute within the corporation.
  • Counsel to a member of a traditional performing arts group regarding a dispute within the group.
  • Counsel to an insurance agent in a dispute with an insurance agency over transfer of the insurance agent.
  • Counsel to a FA in a dispute with its customer regarding remuneration.
  • Counsel to a temple in a dispute with a developer regarding development of land for use as cemetery.
  • Counsel to a hospital in a dispute with a construction company regarding construction defects in medical facilities.
  • Counsel to a geothermal energy company in a dispute with another geothermal energy company regarding land.
  • Counsel to a portion of victims in collective investment fraud, recovered invested funds.
  • Investigations
  • Acting as general secretary to the Third Party Committee on Labor Environment Improvement of Sukiya Restaurant Chain in relation to Zensho Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Acting as general secretary to a panel of experts regarding death by overwork occurring in a restaurant.
  • Investigation of suspicions of embezzlement in the pursuit of social activity originating from an anonymous document.