MAY 4-5, 2018


Imagination AI


Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Ken Kumayama is a counsel in the intellectual property and technology group in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps. He concentrates his practice on IP transactional matters and privacy. Mr. Kumayama is fluent in Japanese and worked for more than four years in Japan, both as an attorney at a Japanese law firm and for a Japanese company. He represents clients in a range of technology and commercial transactions relating to the ownership, protection and exploitation of intellectual property, including IP monetization strategies, development and license agreements, co-development agreements, pharmaceutical collaboration agreements, patent and other technology license agreements, trademark and copyright license agreements, and patent and other intellectual property asset sales and acquisitions. He also counsels clients in a broad range of industries on privacy-related matters. In addition to his transactional work, Mr. Kumayama has experience in many other types of patent- and IP-related matters, including investigating and rendering freedom-to-operate, validity and non-infringement opinions; engaging in patent landscape analyses and assessing patent infringement risk; evaluating the strength of, and encumbrances on, patent portfolios; and counseling clients on patent and other strategic IP issues. He is a thought leader in patent analytics and regularly presents on the topic, including at the last two Innography Insights conferences. He also regularly speaks on topics such as patent acquisition and M&A due diligence. Mr. Kumayama’s pre-law studies and academic research included theoretical chemistry, geophysics and bioinformatics, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of mathematics, computer programming, and the sciences.