KIRAMEKI

Japanese/English Translation & Interpreting Track Record

Translation

Coming from real-world industry, when we left industry it was natural to focus on translation clients in the same types of fields. Just a few exemplary translations we have provided are listed here. The full list would be too long to put on a single web page.

  • More than 2000 patent specifications, mostly for inventions in electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, for filing overseas from Japan
  • Patent specifications used as prior art to invalidate patents
  • User manuals for electronic test and measurement systems
  • User manuals for sphygmomanometers (blood pressure gauges)
  • Numerous manufacturing specifications for automotive electronics
  • 1200-plus pages of Japanese police documents generated in a criminal investigation
  • Notifications and agendas of shareholders meeting
  • Health and safety regulations
  • Reports of internal investigation of wrongdoing
  • Enterprise software agreements
  • Residence registrations
  • Correspondence between Japanese companies and their US counsel
  • Invention management rules
  • Numerous office actions on US patent applications
  • Trademark registration documents
  • Rental agreements
  • Descriptions of important matters (real estate property)
  • Employment agreements
  • Numerous family registers
  • Numerous birth certificates
  • Automotive part recall notification
  • Numerous internal emails documents related to litigation

Interpreting

The following is a partial list of typical assignments in which our CEO has interpreted.

USITC Investigations:

All of the following are cases in which interpreting was done in depositions of witnesses from parties. In some, interpreting was also provided for witness preparation.

  • Certain Semiconductor Devices and Consumer Audiovisual Products Containing the Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-1047)
  • Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software and Products Containing the Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-949)
  • Certain Formatted Magnetic Data Storage Tapes and Cartridges Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-931)
  • Certain Wireless Consumer Electronics Devices and Components Thereof (ITC Investigation 337-TA-853)
  • Certain Audiovisual Components and Products Containing the Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-837)
  • Certain Blu-Ray Disc Players, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-824)
  • Certain Semiconductor Chips with DRAM Circuitry, and Modules and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-819)
  • Certain Digital Photo Frames and Image Display Devices and Components Thereof (ITC Investigation 337-TA-807)
  • Certain Coenzyme Q10 Products and Methods of Making Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-790)
  • Certain Digital Televisions and Components Thereof (ITC Investigation 337-TA-789)
  • Certain Integrated Circuits, Chipsets, and Products Containing Same Including Televisions (ITC Investigation 337-TA-786)
  • Certain Semiconductor Chips and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-753)
  • Certain Display Devices, Including Digital Televisions and Monitors (ITC Investigation 337-TA-713
  • Certain Multimedia Display and Navigation Devices and Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-694
  • Certain Ceramic Capacitors and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-692
  • Certain MLC Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-683)
  • Certain Light Emitting Diode Chips, Laser Diode Chips and Products Containing Same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-674)
  • Certain mobile telephones and wireless communication devices featuring digital cameras, and components thereof (ITC Investigation 337-TA-663))
  • Certain Probe Card Assemblies, Components Thereof, and Certain Tested DRAM and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same" (ITC Investigation 337-TA-621)
  • Certain Semiconductor devices, DMA systems, and products containing same (ITC Investigation 337-TA-607)

Federal Court Litigation:

All of the following are cases in which interpreting was done in depositions of witnesses from parties. In some, interpreting was also provided for witness preparation.

  • Advanced Technology Incubator, Inc. v. Sharp Corporation et al (2:07-CV-00468; fabrication of color masks for liquid-crystal displays).
  • Agere Systems Inc. v. Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America, and Sony Electronics Inc. (2:06-cv-00079; wireless LAN and semiconductor lasers)
  • Alcon Manufacturing., Ltd., Alcon Laboratories, Inc., and Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. v. Apotex Inc., and Apotex Corp. (1:06cv-1642; antiallergent for allergic conjunctivitis)
  • AstraZeneca et al v. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., et al (1:07-CV-00806; pyrimidine derivative for treatment of high cholesterol)
  • Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. et al v. Guardian Industries Corp. (1:09-cv-00515; sputtering target and method for manufacturing same).
  • Board of Regents, University of Texas System, on behalf of University of Texas at Austin and Hydro-Quebec v. Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in the District Court of Travis Country, Texas, 126th Judicial District (Cause No. GN1-01844; lithium ion batteries)
  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd, and Emcore Corporation v. Nichia Corporation and Nichia America Corporation (4:12-cv-11758; White LEDs)
  • Fenner Investment, Ltd. v. Microsoft Corporation et al (6:07-CV-00008)
  • Fujitsu, Ltd. v. Belkin International et al (5:10-cv-03972; computer I/O cards)
  • GREE, Inc. v. Supercell Oy (2:19-CV-00071; video games).
  • Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. v. Mylan Inc. et al (2:09-CV-01692; anticancer drug)
  • Honeywell International Inc. and Honeywell Intellectual Properties Inc. v. Apple Computer, Inc. et al (C.A. No. 04-1338-KAJ (Consolidated); 04-CV-1337, 1338, and 05-CV-874)
  • Immersion v. Sony Computer Entertainment (haptic interface technology)
  • Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Philips Electronics North America v. Zoll Medical Corporation (defibrillator technology)
  • LG Electronics Inc. v. Hitachi, Ltd.; Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc.; Clarion Co., Ltd.; Clarion Corporation of American and Xanavi Informatics Corporation (5:07-CV-00090; car navigation systems)
  • Lexar. Media, Inc. v. Fuji Photo Film (3:03CV00355; flash memory)
  • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Mediatek, Inc., Oppo Digital, Inc., and Micro-Star International Computer Corp. (05-cv-3148; digital motion picture decoding apparatus and digital motion picture decoding method, method and apparatus for generating planarizing pattern and semiconductor integrated circuit device, clock generator and method for generating a clock)
  • Mediatek, Inc v. Sanyo Electric Co. LTD., et al (86:05-cv-00323)
  • Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. v. Mediatek, Inc., Oppo Digital, Inc., and Micro-Star International Computer Corp. (05-cv-3148)
  • Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. v. Samsung (ITC Investigation TA-337-692; Certain Ceramic Capacitors and Products Using Same (multilayer ceramic capacitors))
  • Nichia Corporation v. Seoul Semiconductor. Ltd. et al (3:06-CV-0162; light-emitting diodes)
  • Pall Corporation v. Entegris dba Mykrolis Corporation (2:07-cv-01869; filters for industrial applications)
  • Renesas Technology Corp. v. Nanya Technology Corp. and Nanya Technology Corporation, USA (5:03-cv-05709)
  • St. Clair v. Fuji Film (digital cameras)
  • Storage Technology v. Quantum
  • In Re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation (M:07-cv-1827)

Arbitration:

  • Commercial arbitration in Zurich, Switzerland (arbitration between a Japanese company and a European company)
  • Commercial arbitration in New Delhi, India (arbitration between a Japanese company and an Indian company)
  • Commercial aribtration matters in Japan (2005 to the present)

Government / Criminal-related Matters:

  • Interpreting in an investigation (interrogations) in a white-collar criminal case involving an executive of a large Japanese company on behalf of the Special Investigation Squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.
  • DOJ Price-fixing investigations of Japanese manufacturers (2010 to the present)
  • Deposition interpreting in a tax evasion case at the behest of an assistant US attorney (San Francisco).
  • Interpreting in criminal investigations at police stations and penal facilities.