A former Japanese judge and litigator, Shuzo Maruyama, focuses his practice on US patent litigation involving leading Japanese corporations.
Based on his ten-year trial experience together with his three-year intensive study in a prominent US law school (where he obtained his J.D.), he offers Japanese companies crucial insight and invaluable advice with regard to cross-border patent cases. Most recently, he secured a complete victory on behalf of major Japanese automotive companies in a multi-patent, multi-respondent ITC case with corresponding district court litigation.
He also has particular experience in a wide range of complex commercial, civil, administrative litigation and licensing, and cross-border trademark cases.
- J.D., Boston University School of Law 2013
Concentration in Intellectual Property
Editor, Boston University International Law Journal
- B.A., Economics, Keio University 1997
- Chambers Global
2022 - Foreign Expertise in Japan, USA Intellectual Property
2021 - Foreign Expertise in Japan, USA Intellectual Property
- The Legal 500 United States
2020 - Recommended, Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
- Shuzo received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service, United States District Court and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
- Summer Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation Group, Chicago-based international law firm (Chicago, 2012)
- Judicial Intern, Hon. William G. Young, United States District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts (Boston, 2011)
- Associate, Tokyo-based law firm (Tokyo, 2006-2010)
- Attorney, Litigation Department of the Ministry of Justice (Fukuoka, 2003-2006)
- Judge, Osaka District Court (Osaka, 2000-2003)
Memberships And Affiliations
- Registered with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations
- Tokyo Bar Association
- Japan America Society of Chicago
- Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago