Harukuni Ito has more than 17 years of practice experience in litigation and commercial transactions involving intellectual property.
Harukuni was admitted to practice law in Japan in 2001 and has extensive experience handling patent litigation before Japanese courts and proceedings before the Japan Patent Office in areas including electronics, automotive, machinery, and pharmaceuticals. He also has experience representing clients before Japanese courts in litigation involving various types of unfair competition practices including trade secret misappropriation, confusing indication of goods and business, imitation of the configuration of another person's goods, and infringement of business reputation. In addition, he has experience representing individuals in employee invention litigation and moral rights litigation.
Harukuni has particular experience in commercial law involving technology-related international transactions such as technology/product licenses, research and development, and technology-based joint ventures.
Harukuni also represents clients in non-IP litigation and disputes, such as contract, labor, and shareholder derivative litigation.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Harukuni worked for a year at a firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. He works comfortably with clients in Japanese and in English.
- August 2019
- November 2013
- Northwestern University (LL.M. 2007); The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (2001); University of Tokyo (LL.B. 1994)
- Japan (Daini Tokyo Bar Association) and New York
- English, Japanese