Yuka Teraguchi > Morrison Foerster > Tokyo, Japan > Lawyer Profile

Morrison Foerster
TOKYO 100-6529

Work Department

Litigation and IP Litigation


Partner, Co-Head of the Tokyo Litigation Department


Yuka focuses her practice on representing technology clients in IP and commercial disputes. She has experience representing clients in U.S. federal courts, the International Trade Commission, and Japanese courts, and manages global strategy in cases spanning multiple jurisdictions. She also regularly counsels clients on various legal challenges they face during product development, manufacturing, and distribution. Her matters have involved a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, communications networks, automotive components, semiconductor devices, and medical devices.





The Licensing Executives Society


Stanford University, B.S.

The George Washington University Law School, J.D.

Bar Admissions: California and Japan (Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi)

Lawyer Rankings

Japan > Dispute resolution: International firms and joint ventures

(Next Generation Partners: Gaiben)

Yuka TeraguchiMorrison Foerster

The disputes and litigation department at Morrison Foerster offers a sizable bilingual team that serves Japanese clients on international and Japanese litigation matters and arbitrations across the full gamut of disputes work. The team’s expertise is well regarded by Japanese and international clients in the electronics, computer, and semiconductor industries, from which the firm has received new clients and mandates. The team is jointly led by Louise Stoupe and Yuka Teraguchi. Stoupe’s practice centres on technology and complex litigation, with recent instructions including representation of several automotive component manufacturers. New co-lead Teraguchi has a computer science background and focuses IP litigation and counselling. Max Olson is also key contact within the team, recently leading litigation for JOLED Inc in a patent infringement action against Samsung. Takahiro Nonaka joined the team from DLA Piper Tokyo, bringing a strong investigation, compliance, anti-corruption, and antitrust practice to the litigation department. Also of note are Chie Yakura and Akira Irie and Tomohiko Kimura made partner in 2021.

Japan > Intellectual property: International firms and joint ventures

(Next Generation Partners: Gaiben)

Yuka TeraguchiMorrison Foerster

The fully bi-lingual and comprehensive IP offering at Morrison Foerster is headed by Louise Stoupe, Masato Hayakawa, and Yuka Teraguchi. The firm has significant experience in advising clients in a number of fields including IT, FinTech, life sciences, telecommunications and the semiconductor industries. Stoupe focuses on commercial litigation and technology related to IP, while Hayakawan’s practice is concentrated on transactional IP matters, such as licensing, technology transfers. Teraguchi is co-head of the litigation department, and is a hardware and software litigation expert. Max Olson is also a name of note, he is an expert patent litigator, often covering multi-jurisdictional cases including in the US. Chie Yakura’s expertise as lead counsel in multiple complex technology and IP related disputes, strengthens the teams offering. In addition, Yukihiro Terazawa is also a litigation expert who handles areas including international licensing and privacy matters, while Akira Irie is noted for frequently representing Japanese clients before US courts.