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Technological Competencies

Our BIOTECH, CHEMICAL & LIFE SCIENCES practice team's core include:

  • Agrichemistry
  • Agribiotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Coatings, Resins & Adhesives
  • Chemistry
  • Cosmetics
  • Enzymology
  • Fuels & Additives
  • Glycobiology
  • Genomics
  • Drug Screening
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Medical Imaging technology
  • Medical & Surgical Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neurobiology
  • Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Proteomics
  • Polymers & Plastics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmacogenics
  • Specialty Chemicals
  • Vaccines
  • Virology

Our ELECTRONICS, COMPUTER & MECHANICAL practice team's core technological competencies are:

  • Applied Physics & Optics
  • Circuit Technologies
  • Computer Applied Technologies
  • Data Processing, Recording & Communications
  • DVD Materials & Devices
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrochemistry
  • Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) & Devices
  • LSI
  • Lasers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Magnetic & other Storage Technologies
  • Memory Devices
  • Microelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Plasma Devices
  • Semiconductor Technologies
  • Sensor & Monitoring Systems
  • TFT
  • Transmission Systems & Circuitry
  • Telecommunication Equipment & Devices

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Our experienced & seasoned TRADEMARK & UNFAIR COMPETITION practice team has represented the following clients in the following industries and business:

  • Agricultural products
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Apparel, clothing, haute couture, designer shoes
  • Beer
  • Banking & Diversified Financial Services
  • Broadcasting & Satellite
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Chemicals, polymers & plastics
  • Coffee & coffee beans
  • Cosmetics, skincare & beauty products
  • Computer software & hardware
  • Credit card, debit card & charge card services
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Electronic machines, apparatus & their parts
  • Health care
  • Jewelry, precious stones & accoutrements
  • Medical apparatus & instruments
  • Motorcycles, parts & fittings
  • Networking, E-commerce & Internet-related services
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Research & biotechnology services
  • Restaurants and fast food chains
  • Scientific, Academic & Specialist publishing
  • Sports merchandise
  • Toys & games
  • Tea & tea products
  • Telecommunication services
  • Tobacco products

Our aggressive PATENT LITIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, INVALIDATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION practice involves close work with clients to use patent litigation & invalidation as an effective tool to accomplish business objectives with speed & quality. Our patent litigation teams are classic switch hitters being equally adept & excellent at bringing plaintiff cases or mounting successful defense matters. Some of the past patent litigation & invalidity matters that we have handled include:

  • Method for making a selected protein
  • NANBV diagnostics & vaccines
  • Mixing apparatus of multi-composition polyurethane resin
  • Cooking unit for processing foods
  • Tissue adhesive & production method
  • Access control method, authentication system & device
  • Balloon catheter
  • Ablation apparatus using laser beam & method
  • HCV antigens for use in immunoassays for anti-HCV antibodies
  • Apparatus for monitoring nucleic acid amplification reaction
  • Mass spectrometer apparatus & method
  • Transformation of mono- and di-cotyledonous plants
  • Streamlined IC mask layout optical & process correction through correction reuse
  • Implantable prosthesis for repairing tissue or muscle wall defect
  • Method for making powder preform & abrasive articles made therefrom
  • Fluoroether compositions & methods for inhibiting their degradation in the presence of a Lewis acid
  • Barley with decreased gel protein content
  • Method for sialylating glycoprotein for production of glycoprotein having human-type sugar chain
  • Force, acceleration, and magnetism detection device
  • Chemokine receptors 88-2b [Ckr-3] and 88c and their antibodies
  • Process for producing plant glycogen
  • Tank lorry
  • Polyester compositions for calendering
  • User interface for television program list
  • Compositions and methods of treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
  • Bimatoprost crystalline form
  • Anti-C5 antibody and therapies thereof
  • Food Compositions of Micro Algal Biomass relating to chlorella protothecoides
  • Squalene containing emulsions

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Our experienced LICENSING & DUE DILIGENCE practice has handled complex transactions for technology owners and businesses. We provide strategic counsel regarding patent, trademark & IP due-diligence investigations for licensing, merger, acquisition, and financing transactions. In doing so, we evaluate the IP issues underlying the deal to provide information significant in business decision-making. We identify and locate intellectual property assets of the target considering complexity, competition and foreign registration of intellectual property assets. We ascertain the nature and scope of the target's claimed rights in the intellectual property assets. We evaluate the validity of the target's rights and any potential intellectual property infringement exposure or claims in the target's assets. We analyze the potential for generating royalty income from our clients' existing IP rights, formulating and executing licensing programs that have generated large revenue streams.

Our previous licensing and due diligence projects have included:

  • Manufacturing Method for a Glycoprotein with a Human-Type Sugar Chain
  • Ultra-fast Transformation Technique for monocotyledons
  • Graphics processing device
  • Compositions for diagnosis & immunotherapy of leukemia & cancer
  • Cipher converting & enciphering device
  • IL-1 inhibitors
  • Chimeric animal & method for constructing the same
  • Composition and methods for WT1 specific immunotherapy
  • 3-D Image Pickup apparatus & 2-D Array type confocal optic device
  • Therapeutic monoclonal antibodies
  • Retractable sensor for an alarm system
  • Polymer composition & method of producing the same
  • PCR & Real-time PCR technologies
  • Scaffold-free self-organized 3D synthetic tissue
  • Aluminum member provided with weather-resistant coat
  • Customized cell handling and transfection protocols for certain clinical and commercial applications
  • Novel invasion related genes for diagnosis and therapy of oral cancer
  • Method for diagnosing or monitoring carbohydrate metabolism disorders

Global Reach

SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO has a blue chip clientele that spans the globe. We represent not only market leading Japanese clients, but also North American, European, Korean and other international clients with global intellectual property interests and assets.

We have also developed and maintained international IP portfolios for our international focused clients all over the world. We have a far-reaching global network of foreign associates from North America, Europe, Latin America, People's Republic of China, South Korea, Taiwan, South East Asia, India & Australia to fortify our IP services to our global clients.

We have handled multi-jurisdictional disputes, to ensure that the Japanese litigation, which is our primary responsibility, is not compromised by events in other countries and to assist or instruct counsel in those countries to present the most effective claims and defenses.

SHUSAKU·YAMAMOTO is a dynamic, progressive IP law firm. The success of the Firm's rapid expansion can be attributed to the Founder's passion for speed and quality service.

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