Rimon PC Strengthens Intellectual Property Bench and Launches Japan Practice with McDermott, Will & Emery Attorneys
News Takashi Saito · Tomoki Tanida · Michael E. Fogarty · Juan Zúñiga · David E. Case · Harold S. Nathan · Eric D. Kirsch · T.J. Henry · November 30, 2023
Northern Virginia – Rimon PC is pleased to announce that Japan and intellectual property focused partners Takashi Saito, Tomoki Tanida and Michael Fogarty have joined the firm. The three attorneys come from McDermott, Will & Emery.
The move is an exciting development in Rimon’s international program, with the firm officially launching a Japan practice to advise and represent Japanese companies in cross-border matters.
“Having a strong cadre of attorneys with deep experience representing Japanese companies in international matters is an integral part of our international growth strategy and we are looking forward to offering our model to clients in this market,” said Rimon Managing Partner, Juan Zúñiga. “In addition to Takashi, Tomoki and Michael, we have intellectual property partner Eric Kirsch based in Tokyo, and corporate partners David Case and Harold Nathan who have both lived in Japan for many years and work with Japanese companies.”
“I am excited to work with Saito-san, Tanida-san and Michael”, said Rimon Partner David Case. “We have many common friends, former colleagues and clients. Their joining Rimon is like a homecoming for me.”
Tokyo based Partner Eric Kirsch echoed Zúñiga’s sentiments on Japan: “The new partners are a great addition to the firm that will strengthen our ties to Japan and strengthen our Japan practice. I am really looking forward to the synergies and opportunities our new IP partners will bring to Rimon.”
It has been a big few months of growth for Rimon, with the firm recently announcing the acquisition of Intellectual Property boutique, Davidson, Berquist, Jackson and Gowdey, as well as a business combination with Silverman Acampora. “It has been a year of record growth for Rimon, despite economic uncertainty in the market,” said Chief Legal and Growth Officer T.J. Henry. Rimon recruited over 50 attorneys in 2023 to date, and now has a global headcount of over 215 attorneys.
The McDermott group of attorneys were attracted to Rimon for its innovative model of practicing law. Takashi Saito commented, “After considering various traditional law firms, we found that Rimon is the best place to provide more client-oriented services with great flexibility.”
Joining Rimon from McDermott, Will & Emery will be the following practitioners:
Takashi Saito focuses his practice on patent prosecution in the area of electronic devices, processes, materials, circuitries, energy devices, electrochemical device and medical devices. Takashi has worked as a research engineer in a semiconductor process technology area and as an intellectual property (IP) specialist for several divisions of a global consumer electronics manufacturer. In that capacity, he handled a variety of IP matters, including patent applications, patent infringement and trademarks. Takashi has experience within Japanese companies, including Panasonic North America and Matsushita Electric.
Tomoki (Tom) Tanida focuses his practice on patent procurement and client counseling on infringement and validity. Tom has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as non-US patent offices, in technologies such as semiconductor electronics, analog circuits, telecommunication systems and computer software applications. Previously, Tom worked as a registered patent attorney in Japan. He has extensive experience with patent and trademark prosecution for Japanese and international clients before the Japan Patent Office. In relation to his prosecution practice, he has counseled clients on all aspects of intellectual property law in Japan, including copyright and unfair competition matters. He has also assisted clients on Japanese and international patent and trademark litigation.
Michael Fogarty focuses his practice on patent procurement and intellectual property portfolio management in numerous areas of technology, including semiconductor electronics and manufacturing, computer software and hardware, microprocessor design, radio-frequency (RF) and microwave components and systems, network and telecommunication systems, and internet and business method-related inventions. Michael also has far-reaching experience performing patent infringement and validity analysis, as well as counseling clients on how to avoid infringement of patents, and formulating strategies and policies for generating a patent portfolio.
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About Rimon PC
Rimon PC has 48 offices across five continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation.
The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times (FT) as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Founding Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools.
Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.
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