Shogo Asaji

Shogo Asaji is an IP lawyer and litigator, whose practice covers both the United States and Japan. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, adversarial licensing, patent analysis, and IP counseling. He represents clients in infringement litigation before U.S. courts and the International Trade Commission and in administrative proceedings before the USPTO. He assists pharmaceutical companies in ANDA cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Shogo also prepares legal opinions, engages in licensing negotiations, and has experience prosecuting U.S. patent applications. He advises on international contract and other business disputes as well.

Shogo also counsels U.S. and European companies on patent matters in Japan, including litigation, customs proceedings, invalidation proceedings at the Japan Patent Office, IP licensing and purchase negotiations, obtaining legal opinions, and responding to warning letters. He recently assisted a major U.S. electronics and computer company in the Japanese front of a global, multijurisdictional patent litigation. Shogo has handled matters involving LEDs, transistors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes, data storage devices, databases, networks, wireless communications, universal mobile telecommunications systems (UMTS), liquid crystal displays, DVDs, digital projectors, user interface technology, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, COX-2 inhibitors, growth hormones, vaccines, polymer tablets and microcapsules, fire retardant chemicals, organic cleaning solvents, insulin injection devices, software, and business methods. [1]