Kyotaro Ozawa

Associate

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  • JD, Washington University School of Law, 2012
  • BS (Applied and Computational Mathematical Sciences), with college honors, University of Washington, 2008; Outstanding Graduating ACMS Major Award

Qualifications

  • New York, 2013
  • Japanese
  • Her Justice – Commitment to Justice Award (2016)

Kyotaro Ozawa

Associate

Kyotaro Ozawa (formerly Hemmi) joined the intellectual-property litigation group as an associate in 2012.

Kyotaro’s practice focuses primarily on patent litigation. His experience includes drafting pleadings, working on motions practice, guiding clients through discovery, preparing invalidity contentions, and working on claim-construction briefings. As a bilingual attorney, Kyotaro also has experience working on projects requiring in-depth analyses of various documents written in Japanese, including contracts, documents relating to corporate governance, and technology related patents.

For his pro bono practice, Kyotaro primarily focuses on protecting children’s livelihood. In that capacity, he has helped clients complete adoption proceedings in the Kings County Family Court and has also successfully represented mothers, including domestic violence victims, in custody and visitation cases.

While attending law school, Kyotaro worked closely with Professors John Haley and David Law. With their guidance, he translated two articles for publication from Japanese to English – one for former Justice of the Japanese Supreme Court Tokiyasu Fujita and another for former Justice of the Japanese Supreme Court Tokuji Izumi.

Experience

  • Compression Technology Solutions LLC v. CA, Inc. et al. (E.D. Mo.) – Defended EMC Corporation in a patent infringement case relating to information processing. 
  • Qixiz LLC v. NEC Corporation of America (E.D. Tex.) – Defended NEC in a patent infringement case involving call-screening devices for telephones. 
  • Represented a major Japanese automotive manufacturer in a patent infringement case involving microprocessor designs and wireless communication protocols. 
  • Represented a major Japanese automotive manufacturer in a patent infringement case involving GPS navigation systems.
  • Zipit v. BlackBerry (D. S. Carolina) – Representing BlackBerry in a four-patent suit filed by Zipit regarding wireless messaging and control of communications devices over a computer network.