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SVIPLA 2/22 Dinner - A Winning Patent Strategy in Japan

  • 22 Feb 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Palo Alto, CA


SVIPLA February 2018 Program:

"Practical Tips for a Winning Patent Strategy in Japan - Update on Japanese Patent Landscape
and How to Make the Most of It"

Online registration closed.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Crowne Plaza Hotel
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
6:00 p.m. – Registration, Networking and Cocktails
6:30 p.m. – Buffet Dinner
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Program

There are a number of often overlooked benefits to patent filing in Japan. For example, the examination process is fast, yet robust, and successful enforcement generally leads to injunctions, even on software patents. In fact, Japan has continued to improve the patent system through major reforms in the 2000s, including the establishment of a IP High Court. The panelists will focus on practical issues surrounding Japanese patent filings, and will discuss how to best utilize the current system in order to get the most value out of it.

Tatsuya Sawada is a senior partner and the head of the Silicon Valley office of Sugimura and Partners. He holds particular expertise in patent prosecution, client counseling, and IP litigation with an emphasis on mechanical and electrical technology. Tatsuya devotes much of his time to counseling Sugimura's  multinational clients' Japanese IP portfolio management and prosecution strategy.

Matt Berkowitz is an IP litigation partner in the Menlo Park office of Shearman & Sterling LLP. His practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as post-grant proceedings in the US Patent and Trademark Office. He works mainly with Japanese clients in the automotive, consumer electronics, and semiconductor fields.

Takuya Izumi is a senior representative at NEDO Silicon Valley Office in Santa Clara. Before joining the office, he had worked for the Japan Patent Office since 1999. He has experience in patent examination in the field of photo copier, laser printer, x-ray detector, CT scan, and amusement machine. He has also engaged in IP-related trade negotiations for three years. He earned LLM from the George Washington University Law School in 2008.

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

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION OR CANCELLATION: Tuesday noon, February 20, 2018. 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.

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