Miki Goto

Miki Goto

81-3-6775-1186 (Tokyo)  
81-6-6485-5717 (Osaka)
81-3-6775-2186 (Tokyo)  
81-6-6485-5701 (Osaka)

Mr. Goto has an exceptional background as a Japanese lawyer with an academic background in both science and engineering, and professional experience working in the intellectual property department of a major electronics company.

Mr. Goto’s practice covers a wide range of complex intellectual property and technology/data related matters, including disputes concerning patents, licensing, trade secrets, trademark and technology related antitrust claims, as well as various data privacy/protection issues. He also has broad experience in various regulatory matters as well as product liability issues involving chemical substances, pharmaceutical products and other industrial products.

Mr. Goto is recommended for:
・Intellectual Property (Japan) - Chambers Global (2019-2024)
・TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) - The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021-2024)
・Intellectual Property (Japan) - Asialaw Profiles (2021-2024)

Since 2017, Mr. Goto has been serving as the vice chair of Standing Committee on Trade Secret of AIPPI. In addition to being admitted to the bar in Japan (2008) and the state of New York (2014), he passed the Japanese Patent Attorney Examination in 2003.

Goto Miki

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Dispute Resolution Group
  • Intellectual Property Law Group
  • Competition Law Group
  • Data Privacy & Digital Group
  • Life Sciences and Health Care Practice Group


2017 - Present Vice Chair, Standing Committee on Trade Secret of AIPPI
Jun 2013 Stanford Law School (LL.M.)
Nov 2012 Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (LL.M. IP)
2007 - 2008 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Mar 2007 Kobe University Graduate School of Law (J.D.)
2002 - 2004 Hitachi, Ltd., Intellectual Property Department
Mar 2002 The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Mar 2000 Kyoto University (B.S.C)


Trade Secrets in Japan Getting The Deal Through (LEXOLOGY)
Oct 2023
Trade Secrets in Japan Getting The Deal Through (LEXOLOGY)
Sep 2022
Jun 2022
Trade Secrets in Japan Getting The Deal Through (LEXOLOGY)
Oct 2021
Trade Secrets in Japan Trade Secrets Digital Edition 2021
Oct 2020
Jun 2020
Jun 2019
Jul 2017
Jul 2014
Notable Rulings Concerning Inventive Step Managing Intellectual Property, November 2010 Issue 204
Nov 2010
Patent/Extension of Duration of a Patent AIPPI Journal, Vol. 34 No. 6
Nov 2009
IP High Court upholds patent extension Managing Intellectual Property, July/August 2009 Issue191
Jul 2009


Japanese and US Perspectives on Trade Secrets American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Nov 10, 2020
Jun 5, 7, 2019
Evidence Collection Proceedings for Proving Infringement in patent Litigations in Japan Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (TIPA), and NTU Law Center of Science and Technology Ethics (CLTE)
Nov 29, 2018
Updates on SEP in Japan American Intellectual Property Law Association(AIPLA)
Oct 24, 2018
Recent Trends in Japanese Patent Practice Korea Invention Promotion Association(KIPA)
Jul 5, 2018
Recent Trends in Japanese Patent Practice Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI)
Jul 6, 2018
Overview and Trend of Japanese Patent Litigations Korea Patent Attorneys Association
Jul 6, 2017
Trends in Damage Calculation for IP Litigations in Japan IP Lawyers Network Japan(IPLNET),Korean Intellectual Property Lawyers Association(KIPLA)
Apr 21, 2017
United States/Japan Patent Symposium Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
May 13, 2016
IP High Court Grand Panel Decision on Mar. 25, 2016, Hei 27 (ne) no.10014 Licensing Executive Society (LES), Japan Chapter: Monthly Seminar (Tokyo)
Apr 12, 2016


Professional Admissions

  • Japan (2008)
  • New York (2014)
  • Japan Patent Attorneys (2023)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Osaka Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (AIPPI・JAPAN)
  • Licensing Executives Society Japan
  • Japan Association of Industrial Property Law
  • The Copyright Law Association of Japan
  • International Literary and Artistic Association of Japan
  • The Tokyo Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • The Information Network Law Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • The Japan Patent Attorneys Association


  • Japanese (first language)
  • English