David Yaegashi’s practice focuses on dispute resolution, representing clients in complex litigation and international arbitration primarily involving intellectual property matters and international business transactions. David also frequently assists companies with internal investigations and compliance matters.

    David has extensive experience with intellectual property matters including patent litigation and strategy counseling in a wide variety of technologies, including automotive GPS navigation systems, vehicle safety systems, gaming devices and accessories, and pharmaceuticals. David has represented major international companies in federal district courts across the US and in the International Trade Commission.

    David also represents clients in complex international commercial arbitration proceedings arising from international business transactions. He has represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of institutions such as the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), American Arbitration Association-International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA-ICDR), and Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC).

    Before joining the firm, David practiced in New York focusing on US patent litigation.

    David also worked for a Canadian life insurance company in Tokyo for several years as a project manager and operations manager before becoming a lawyer.

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    Litigation

    • Counsel to a Japanese automobile manufacturer accused of patent infringement in the Southern District of California.
    • Counsel to pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigations in various jurisdictions, such as the District of New Jersey and the District of Delaware.
    • Counsel to a Japanese automobile manufacturer accused of patent infringement in the District of Delaware, the International Trade Commission, and the Eastern District of Michigan.
    • Counsel to a baby products company accused of design patent infringement, trade dress infringement, and unfair competition in the Southern District of New York.
    • Counsel to a computer software company accused of patent infringement in the Eastern District of Virginia.
    • Counsel to a Japanese automobile company accused of patent infringement in the Central District of California.
    • Counsel to a Japanese trading company in a receivership action against a California company in California Superior Court.

    International Arbitration

    • Counsel to a claimant in a dispute concerning breach of a licensing agreement and settlement agreement in Singapore (SIAC).
    • Counsel to a respondent in a dispute concerning a breach of a joint venture agreement in Sao Paulo, Brazil (CAM-CCBC).
    • Counsel to a claimant in a dispute over a breach of a distribution agreement in Tokyo, Japan (JCAA).
    • Counsel to a Japanese claimant in a dispute over a breach of a share purchase agreement with an Indonesian company under Hong Kong law (settled before arbitration in SIAC).
    • Counsel to a Japanese respondent in an intellectual property licensing dispute with a US company (ICDR).

    Education

    • University of San Diego, J.D., 2009
    • Covenant College, B.A., 1998

    Admissions

    • Japan (gaikokuho jimu bengoshi), 2016
    • New York, 2010
    • Southern District of New York

    Courts

    • New York Southern District Court

    Languages

    • English
    • Japanese
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