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Jurisdiction II: Global Networks/Local Rules

September 11-12, 2000
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Biographies

Takashi Kume

Deputy Director, Electronic Policy Division
MITI, Japan

Mr. Takashi Kume, Deputy Director of the Electronics Policy / Information Security Policy Division of MITI (the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan) is in charge of electronic commerce issues related to authentication, digital signatures, information security, and encryption. Before serving his current position, Mr. Kume was an International Associate at Shearman ? Sterling in the Washington D.C. office from September 1999 through May 2000. He received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1999, where he focused his study on International Trade Law, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law. He also obtained an LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Tokyo, where he analyzed issues on extraterritorial effects of patents and extraterritorial application of public law, especially Antitrust Law and Securities Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar.


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