Japan - McDermott Will & Emery



Trade and investment relationships between Japan and the United States, Europe and the rest of the world are deep and longstanding. The strength and duration of these relationships should not, however, obscure the speed with which economic, regulatory and technological development can transform the business landscape. Businesses and investors require legal counsel that understands the history and traditions of Japanese commerce and has the geographic coverage, resources and flexibility to help clients adapt to a changing environment.

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  • Panasonic with securing a victory in an ITC investigation in which Panasonic was sued in the District of Delaware and the ITC, by Black Hills Media (BHM), on accusations of infringing five US patents; the Delaware case was stayed pending the outcome in the ITC (In the matter of Certain Digital Media Devices, Including Televisions, Blu-Ray Disc Players, Home Theater Systems, Tablets and Mobile Phones, Components Thereof and Associated Software (USITC 337-TA-882))
  • Panasonic with its patent prosecution needs covering numerous markets, including semiconductors, computer hardware and software, database technologies, telecommunications, audio/visual products, batteries, fuel cells, green technologies and home appliances
  • Hitachi with its intellectual property needs, including trademark, service mark and trade name matters, as well as counseling regarding selection and use of marks, working with the US Patent and Trademark Office to obtain trademark and service mark registrations, and enforcement of rights against unauthorized third-party use

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