Professionals

Yoshiyuki Miyashita

Partner

Tokyo

日本語 中文(简体) 中文(繁體)

Languages:
Japanese   English   
Practice areas:
Corporate & Commercial TransactionsIP LitigationIP TransactionsTelecommunication & MediaCompetition Law/Antitrust LawCross-border Transactions (General)
Qualifications:
Admitted in Japan (1984)
Admitted in New York (1991)

Mr. Miyashita has extensive experience and expertise in handling numerous transactions and dispute settlements related to IP/IT in a wide variety of industries and practice areas, such as software/telecommunications, motion pictures, digital distribution (electronic books, music, audio-visual works, etc.), electronic devices, cloud computing, big data and IoT. His clients include mass media companies, leading IT vendors, telecommunications companies and motion-picture production & distribution companies and other media and technology-oriented enterprises, as well as a variety of global companies.

He has held the positions of Vice Chairman of the Computer Research Committee of Japan, Federation of Bar Associations (1993-1997), Special Committee Member of the Copyright Council of Japan, Agency for Cultural Affairs (1995-2002), Working Team Member of International Jurisdiction and Governing Law, Agency for Cultural Affairs (2009-2010), Committee Member of Centralized Administration and Competition Policy, Agency for Cultural Affairs (2010-2012), Chairperson of the China IP Issues Research Committee, SOFTIC (2012-2015) and Chairperson of the OSS Legal Issues Research Committee, SOFTIC (2015-present).

Recent activities

7/2019

Highly recommended: IAM Patent 1000 2019

Awards

4/2019

Top attorneys in Japan: Best Lawyers - 2020 edition

Awards

10/2018

30 lawyers recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2018

Awards

Education

1990
Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
1982
Tohoku University (LL.B.)

Professional experience

1995 - 2002
Copyright Council of Japan (Special Committee Member)