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IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting

IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting  


January 27–28, 2015



The Pre-Meeting begins with breakfast on Tuesday, January October 27th  8:30 a.m. and ends on Wednesday, January 28th at 11:00 am. The meeting will include continental breakfast, coffee break, lunch (lunch only on Tuesday) and an afternoon coffee break.  We will have a reception at The Palm Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Day 1
8:30 – 9:00 am         Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 am            Opening Remarks
9:10-9:30 am            Disputes and Developments in SEP Licensing: The Past, Present, and Future of F/RAND
                                  Monica Barone, Qualcomm
9:35-9:55 am           JPO Updates of Post Grant Proceedings
                                 Takeo Nasu (JPAA)
10:00-10:20 am       Claim Construction Tug of War:  The Broadest Reasonable Interpretation
                                 Standard vs. Ordinary and Customary Meaning
                                 Tom Engellenner, Pepper Hamilton, LLP
10:20-10:40 am         Break
10:40-11:00 am        Shhhh!  Trade Secrets Update
                                  Yuichi Watanabe, Osha Liang
11:05-11:25 am        New Provisions for Improved Trade Secret Protection in Japan
                                  Hirokazu Honda (AIPPI-Japan)
11:30-11:50 am        Abstract Ideas – Ultramercial and Beyond
                                 Joe Calvaruso, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
11:55 am – 1:10 pm  Lunch
1:10-1:30 pm           A Prosecution Perspective on the Protection of Computer Implemented Inventions
                                 and Biology Derived Innovation under the USPTO’s December 2014 101 Guidelines
                                 Michael Dunnam, Baker Hostetler
                                 Roy Issac
                                 Elmore Patent Law Group, PC
1:35-1:55 pm           Recent Decisions Relating to Employee Inventions
                                 Kaoru Kuroda (JPAA)
2:00-2:20 pm           New Scheme for Employee Inventions
                                Sumiko Kobayashi (AIPPI-Japan)
2:25-2:45 pm          Extraterritorial Reach of US Patents: Foreign Sales and Offers for Sale
                                Naoki Yoshida, Finnegan
2:50-3:10 pm          Patent Monetization in Japan and Asia
                                Yoshiyuki Inaba (JPAA)
3:10-3:25 pm          Break
3:25-3:45 pm          Trends Relating to Patent Infringement Litigation in Japan:
                                Five Good Reasons to File Lawsuits in Japan
                                Shimako Kato (JPAA)
3:45-4:10 pm          Inequitable Conduct Update
                                Mark Guetlich, Lakshmi Kumaran & Sridharan
4:15-4:35 pm          Changing Inventive Step Standards and Outcomes in Proceedings 
                                Dr. Shoichi Okuyama (AIPPI-Japan)
4:40-5:00 pm          International Harmonization:  IP5 Activities and Beyond
                                Neil Henderson, Gowlings
Reception and Dinner:  The Palm Restaurant, 5800 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL  32819,
Reception starts at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.


Day 2
8:30-9:00 am           Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:20 am           Japan Patent Office:  10-year goal Achieved, Now Aiming for Top Quality
                                Tomoki Sawai, Executive Director, Patent Examination Department, Japan Patent Office
9:25-9:40 am         JPO Initiatives for World's Best Examination Quality
                               Yuka Kido, Deputy Director, Quality Management Office, Japan Patent Office
9:45-10:05 am       TTAB Review:  Key cases from 2014 
                               George Lewis, Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian, LLP
10:10-10:30 am      Post-Grant Procedures and Effective Use of Reissue
                               Ray Farrell, Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
10:35-10:55 am      Updates on Regional Collective Trademarks and Geographical indication (GI) in Japan
                               Taizo Nishimoto (JPAA)
11:00 – 11:10 am    Closing Remarks