It was announced on Friday by DLA Piper via a press release that Mark Radcliffe has been appointed as the United States private sector co-chair for the US-Japan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council. Radcliffe is a partner in the firm’s office in the Silicon Valley and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Radcliffe is replacing Dr. William Miller, who is retiring, and is from Stanford University.
Radcliffe will join government co-chairs Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the US Department of State, and Naoko Munakata, Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Also joining Radcliffe are Kakutaro Kitashiro, the Japanese private sector co-chair and Senior Advisor for IBM Japan, Ltd.
Radcliffe specializes in corporate partnering, innovation management, venture capital financing, strategic intellectual property advice, and open source software and cloud computing. In January of 2012, the US-Japan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council was created by the governments of both countries.
The goal of the council is to focus expert input regarding policy discussion on how the United States and Japan can cooperate better in an effort to promote economic innovation and growth.
DLA Piper has over 4,200 lawyers working in more than 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.