Kengo Sakai

Kengo Sakai

Kengo Sakai’s practice focuses on general corporate matters and commercial transactions, financial transactions, intellectual property related matters (mainly advising and representing on patent right disputes and employee invention matters), regulatory compliance, consumer law, labour and employment, and litigation and dispute resolution. Mr. Sakai has wide-ranging experience centered on the fields of automobiles, aviation, IT media and pharmaceutical and medical devices.

Profession

Attorney at Law

Admissions

Japan (2011)

Membership

Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association

AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan)     Judicial Precedent Study Group

VPP (Association of German Patent Engineers)

Japan Association of Traffic Law

Japan Pharmaceutical Industry Legal Affairs Association

Professional Experience

2014 – present

Sonderhoff & Einsel, Law and Patent Office

2018 – present

Statutory Auditor, BuzzFeed Japan K.K.

2016 – 2017

Secondment to a German law firm, Preu Bohlig & Partner (Munich, Germany)

2011 – 2014

Clifford Chance Law Office

Education

2010

University of Tokyo Law School (LL.M.)

2008

University of Tokyo (LL.B.)

Publications

“New Employee Invention Regulation in Japan after 2016 Amendments” (Newsletter August of Preu Bohlig & Partner) February 2017

Lectures

“License Agreements with U.S. Companies: Provisions Which Japanese Companies Should Carefully Consider – With a Focus on Provisions Regarding Infringement and Intellectual Property under Japanese and U.S. Law.” (the Japan Pharmaceutical Industry Legal Affairs Association’s Study Group on International Issues) December 2017
“Patent Infringement Litigation in Japan“ (Japanese-German Business Association, “Intellectual Property in Japan”) October 2017
“Patent Infringement Litigation in Japan” (Seminar with Preu Bohlig & Partner, “Current Development in Intellectual Property in Japan and Germany”) October 2017

Languages

Japanese, English, German