Discover IP Japan Conference 2017

Event Materials: Discover IP Japan Conference 2017
This presentation material is provided by the presenters at the Discover IP Japan Conference 2017 as a courtesy to the WSPLA members. The use of the slides and any information contained therein by the recipient does not constitute legal advice.

Presentation 1_Preary Session

Presentation 2A_Session 1

Presentation 2B_Session 1

Presentation 3A Session 2

Presentation 3B Session 2

Presentation 4 Session 3

Presentation 5 Session 4


Registration is free and space is limited.


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2.5 CLE credit has been approved.


Location: Microsoft Events Center, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
1301 5th Avenue, Floor 15, Seattle, WA 98101


Japan Patent Attorneys Association is pleased to have these sponsors:

Japan Patent Office
Washington State Patent Law Association
Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association


12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Registration and Light Meal


1:00 pm – 1:20 pm: Welcome Remarks


1:20 pm – 2:00 pm: Plenary Session

“Benefit of the Japanese Patent Law System Over the U.S. Patent System in the Pharmaceutical Area”

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm: Coffee Break


2:15 pm – 3:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions

Session 1:
“Patent Prosecution Practice in Japan – Tips for Obtaining a Patent in Japan”


Session 2:
“Strategic Enforcement of Patent Rights in Japan and Its Merits – What US Patentees Should Know When Enforcing Japanese Patents”

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm: Coffee Break


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions

Session 3:
“Latest Developments in Patent Litigation in Japan – Important Court Decisions for Exercising Patent Rights in Japan”


Session 4:
“Additional Approaches: Using Design Rights to Protect Your Technology in Japan”

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Cocktails and Networking


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