Sayoko’s practice focuses on data privacy and security and intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive expertise in connection with technology M&A transactions. Sayoko is an Adjunct at Boston College Law School, where she teaches Artificial Intelligence and the Law and Mobile Apps & Big Data-Legal Contributions. She has also taught Privacy Law (2017-2019). She has also been a Lecturer in Law at the University of Hawai’i law school, where she has taught Internet Law & Policy, Intellectual Property, Contracts Drafting, High-Growth Entrepreneurship and Administrative Law, among other subjects. She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. She serves as a Court Appointed Arbitrator for the Hawai’i State District Court – First Circuit. She previously served as general counsel of Tetris Online, Inc. and as Senior Manager of the Intellectual Property Group at Nintendo of America Inc. in Redmond, Washington. At Nintendo, Sayoko was responsible for domestic and international intellectual property clearance, defense, registration and enforcement. Her particular areas of focus included patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and advertising, as well as privacy law compliance and video game ratings compliance. Sayoko has also taught advertising law in the University of Washington IP LLM program. Prior to Nintendo, Sayoko practiced at Foley Hoag LLP and was a law clerk for Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Sayoko holds a B.S. in Physics from the College of William and Mary, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Human Enhancements and Voting: Towards a Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities of Beings, in Philosophies journal Special Issue (January 2021) available at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/philosophies/special_issues/human_enhancement_technologies
A Real Right to Privacy for Artificial Intelligence (book chapter) in Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Publisher: Edward Elgar) (Woodrow Barfield and Ugo Pagallo, editors) (2018)
Advertising Legal Issues in Virtual and Augmented Reality (book chapter) in Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality (Publisher: Edward Elgar) (Woodrow Barfield and Marc Blitz, editors) (2018) (co-authors: Woodrow Barfield and Alexander Williams)
Data Privacy Legal Issues in Virtual and Augmented Reality (book chapter) in Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality (Publisher: Edward Elgar) (Woodrow Barfield and Marc Blitz, editors) (2018) (co-author Mirjam Supponen)