Mr Ishiara’s practice areas include intellectual property law, antitrust law, telecommunications, data security and privacy law, entertainment law, compliance/investigation, litigation and arbitration. Mr Ishiara has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property law and antitrust law, including giving advice to clients on patent, utility model, design patent, copyright and trademark matters (including advice on employee invention rules), engaging in licensing negotiations and litigations (including actions to annul the trial decisions at the IP High Court and trials for patent invalidation at the Japanese Patent Office), and dealing with M&A transactions.