Attorney Profiles
Attorney at Law
Serina Matsuda
Main Areas of Practice

Serina Matsuda handles many legal affairs especially about Anti-Monopoly Act, IP, energy business, mergers and acquisitions, internal investigation, bankruptcy and litigation.


In the field of Anti-Monopoly Act, she provides practical advices backed by her unique experience in Japanese Fair Trade Commission where she used to engage in legal support and litigations on some cases.


In the field of IP, she has worked on a wide range of matters from day-to-day advices on contracts to representing clients in litigation based on Patent Act and Unfair Competition Prevention Act.  She is specializing in mixed area of IP and Anti-Monopoly Act such as Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) issues.


She also has much knowledge in electricity and gas business and competition policies on that area.  She is one of the few lawyers in Japan who can manage Anti-Monopoly cases related to those energy business.

  • Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), The Study Group on Innovation and Competition Policy, 2023
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)  Examiner of Industrial Property Council (for Patent Attorney Examination)
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC) experts committee 2021
  • Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) General Secretariat Investigation Bureau Litigation Division (Chief Investigator) 2017
  • Competition Policy Research Center (Researcher) 2017
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission (EGC) Market Surveillance Division (Assistant Manager) 2015
  • D, University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics 2009
  • University of Tokyo (LL.B.) 2007
  • Competition Policy Research Center (Research Collaborator)
  • SEP Forum
  • Competition Law Practice Forum
    Licensing Executives Society JAPAN (LESJ)
Publications and Articles


  • “Consideration of Access for all/ License to all from the Perspective of Competition Law” Patent & Licensing Vol. 49 No. 3 (Issue No.283) 2019
Lectures / Presentations
  • Competition Policy Research Center BBL “Current State of Electricity and Gas market after the whole liberalization focusing on wholesale trade” 2019


  • Japanese Patent Office Seminar “A cross-industrial issue on licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) from the Perspective of Competition Law” 2019


  • Intellectual property Association of Japan The 18th Annual Workshop Panel Discussion on Recent SEP development (panelist)2020


  • Japanese Fair Trade Commission Seminar “Intellectual Property and Competition Law” 2019-2022