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Yugo’s practice focuses on data privacy compliance for a variety of companies including multinationals, major national companies, small-medium size enterprises, startups, and non-profits. This practice includes international data transfer issues covering the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 2018 (“UK GDPR”), and the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (“LGPD”) compliance for foreign data transfers to the United States, data privacy impact assessment, privacy impact assessment, and legitimate interest analyses. With domestic data privacy issues, Yugo advises on a variety of U.S. state privacy law issues including compliance with CCPA/CPRA on website privacy policies, service provider agreements, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) compliance, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) compliance, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), and CAN-SPAM Act compliance. He is also experienced in international privacy laws such as China’s Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”), Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information Act (“APPI”), and Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (“PDPA”).

Of note, Yugo is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) for the United States (CIPP/US), Europe (CIPP/E), and a Certified Information Privacy Manager.

Yugo assists clients with intellectual property infringement litigation in the high-tech and manufacturing technology industry. He works with American and Asian companies in the IP arena. He has litigated before the U.S. International Trade Commission and Federal District Courts. He is also experienced in assisting and advising Japanese companies and foreign-owned subsidiaries in the U.S. with various legal needs.

Yugo is a Bengoshi (Japanese Attorney) who litigated before the Tokyo District Court and Tokyo High Court. There, he represented technology companies on matters ranging from patent and trademark licensing agreements to international mergers and acquisitions.

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Yugo's Relevant Experience

Intellectual Property

Yugo has significant experience advising and representing companies in various industries on intellectual property litigation, proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, IP-related international arbitrations, and patent monetization strategies. Yugo has successfully defended clients in patent infringement suits. He has also advised companies on global patent enforcement strategies leading to favorable licensing and settlements for his clients.

Other Info About Yugo

Education

Law School

Keio University Law School, Tokyo, Japan, J.D.

Graduate School

University of California, Berkeley School of Law, LL.M.

Undergraduate School

Georgetown University, B.S. Science Technology and International Affairs, magna cum laude

Clerkships

Yugo served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

The Honorable Kent A. Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Bar Memberships

Yugo is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Japan (Bengoshi)

New York

District of Columbia

Courts

Yugo is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

CIPP/US Certification by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

CIPP/Europe Certification by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

CIPM, Certified Information Privacy Manager (IAPP)

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association

The Sedona Conference

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Diversity in Privacy Section

PrivacyRules

KnowledgeNet, Washington D.C. Chapter

Presentations

Yugo was invited to speak at the following events:

Presenter, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Intellectual Property Group, “Current state of patent eligibility arguments,”  June 1, 2018.

Presenter, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Intellectual Property Group, “Enhancing and developing an optimum global intellectual property return on investment program for Japanese companies,” April 15, 2021.

Panelist, PrivacyRules, 3 Days Global Conference on Privacy in M&A, Gaming and Data Transfer Sector, “Essential Data Protection for the Gaming Industry,” December 8, 2021.

Presenter, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Intellectual Property Group, “Overview of United States Intellectual Property Law-related Court Decisions in 2021,” December 21, 2021.

Moderator and Translator, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Intellectual Property Group, “Brand Protection in the United States – U.S. Trademark Enforcement Strategies and Measures to Reduce Product Liability of Counterfeit Goods,” January 20, 2022.

Panelist, PrivSec Global Conference, “California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA): Are you Ready?” February 15, 2022.

Major Publications

Yugo is an author or contributor to the following publications:

Author, “Loss of novelty through a secret sale: A study of the treatment of on-sale bar in U.S. Patent Law” published by International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Journal, August, 2019

Co-Author with Michael E. Nitardy, “What are We Giving Up Behind the Wheel of an Autonomous Vehicle,” published by Bloomberg Law, December, 2021

Co-Author with Daisuke Yuki, “U.S. Patent Litigation Primer: Introduction to U.S. Discovery, Attorney-Client Privilege, and Work Product Doctrine with a Hypothetical Case Study,” published by Chizai Kanri, Vol. 72 No. 4 (2022)

Author, “Connected Vehicles & Automatic Decision-Making,” published by Bloomberg Law, March, 2022

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