We held the 2nd International Patent Symposium (Osaka, Tokyo)

On November 7 and 8, 2018, we held seminars on the subject “2nd International Patent Symposium” in Osaka and Tokyo.
We wish to thank our professional colleagues and clients for participating in these seminars.

Date:(Osaka) November 7, 2018・(Tokyo) November 8, 2018
Time:(Osaka & Tokyo) Open:12:30 PM Start:1:00 PM~Close:5:30 PM
Subject:(Osaka & Tokyo) Patent related information for Japan, U.S.A, Europe, China and Korea
Venue:(Osaka) Nakanoshima Kaikan (Nakanoshima Festival Tower West 4F, 3-2-4 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka)・(Tokyo) BMT Conference Room at Toranomon (Toranomon Twin Building West Tower B1F, 2-10-1, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

[Lecture Contents]
◆Special Lecture
Lecturer: Mr. Wataru Imamura, Director, Policy Planning and Research Division, JPO
Theme: The drastic change in competitive advantage and the role of intellectual property

◆Lecture for Korea
Lecturer: Ms. Yul Lee KIM, Korean and Japanese Patent Attorney, FirstLaw P.C.
Theme: Strategic Approach to Current Patent Examination in Korea

◆Lecture for China
Lecturer: Mr. Simon Tian, Chinese Patent Attorney and lawyer, Kangxin Partners, P.C.
Ms. Yoshiko Kanetaka, Japanese Patent Attorney, Kangxin Partners, P.C.
Theme: Chinese Patent Application Practice and Protection Trends

◆Lecture for Europe
Lecturer: Dr. Pawel Piotrowicz, UK and European Patent Attorney, Venner Shipley LLP
Theme: Update to the Guidelines for Examination in the EPO 2018

◆Lecture for the U.S.
Lecturer: Mr. Jeffrey R. Stone and Ms. Felicia Boyd, US Patent Attorneys, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Theme: Strategic Use of USPTO Proceedings to Protect and Further Business Interests

[Panel Discussion ]
Theme: Doctrine of Equivalents
Moderator: Mr. Masato Sasaki, Divisional Manager of International Patent/Design Division, Patent Attorney

We will continue to hold further International Patent Symposiums in the future.


Our President, Mr. Kihara giving an opening address (Osaka)

Panel discussion on the theme of the Doctrine of Equivalents (Osaka)

Panel discussion on the theme of the Doctrine of Equivalents (Tokyo)