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SVIPLA Feb. 19, 2015 Dinner - Japanese IP Law-Post Grant Opposition++

  • 19 Feb 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Palo Alto


  • Special price for members

"Latest Developments in Japanese IP Law, Including Introduction of Post Grant Opposition in 2015 and Other Updates"

The SVIPLA is pleased to present an update on cutting-edge developments regarding Japanese IP law presented by Tatsuya Sawada and Takayoshi Kawai of the Sugimura International IP  law firmThis program will include a general introduction of trends in the Japanese IP industry, and latest developments and issues related to Post Grant Opposition and Non-traditional Trademark Registration (effective April, 2015). In addition, a brief overview of practical tips for IP practice in Japan will be provided. 

DATE: Thursday, February 19, 2015
6:00 p.m. - Registration and Cocktails
7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Program
LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto

Tatsuya Sawada is the head of SUGIMURA's Silicon Valley office. His practice encompasses patent prosecution and litigation. He advises clients on Japanese IP matters and is a frequent speaker at IP conferences. He is often sought to consult on the important differences between Japanese IP law from and the clients’ domestic IP laws, application and enforcement procedures, and infringement suit representation.

Takayoshi Kawai is the Director of International Filing at SUGIMURA.  His practice encompasses patent prosecution in the electrical engineering, software, mechanical engineering and medical device fields.  Mr. Kawai has been based at the Palo Alto office since 2013 with the responsibility for enhancing business development with clients in the U.S. and other countries.  He also manages quality assurance of international patent filings of SUGIMURA. 

If you have problems registering for the February dinner and want to make a reservation, please email Casey at caseymj10@hotmail.com.

DEADLINE FOR RESERVATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, February 17, 2015.  Online registration automatically closes at that time - please make your reservation online by the deadline as there are only a few extra spaces allotted at the meeting for walk-ins. The venue may not be able to serve meals beyond the guaranteed number expected for the meeting.

SVIPLA Tax ID#-77-0491659

MCLE: This event will qualify for 1 hour of CLE. The Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.



REMINDER: Renewal or new SVIPLA memberships are now due - the membership year is September 2014 - June 2015.  Please renew your membership at time of registering for the September dinner meeting or separately at www.svipla.org.

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