Akiko Araki primarily advises Japanese and other foreign clients on intellectual property (IP) licensing and litigation matters. She has experience to support her clients in cross-border patent licensing negotiations in the United States, the European Union, and in other Asian countries, including negotiations with patent pool administrators. In addition, Akiko advises clients on data licensing and protection matters based on data privacy and other related regulations in Japan and other major jurisdictions.
Her work also covers international/domestic dispute resolutions, cross-border commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), labor and Japanese regulations on information technology, pharmaceutical affairs, and advertising/labeling matters.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Akiko worked at major Japanese law firms, where she handled various legal matters including intellectual property, commercial transactions and dispute resolutions. In addition, she has experience working for a company as in-house counsel, utilizing patent portfolios in the telecommunication space and handling patent licensing and litigation matters in several jurisdictions, including the US and EU.
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2017, LL.M., Certificate in Law & Technology
Tohoku University Law School, 2009, J.D.
Tohoku University, 2007, LL.B.
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
Member, Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Vice Chair to the Standing Committee on Digital Economy, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (A.I.P.P.I.)
Member, Study Committee for Rights in Data (2019), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (A.I.P.P.I.) Japan