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Chesapeake 5-6

The Pre-Meeting is open to all and is a great event for networking with colleagues from Japan. SOLD OUT!

  • Program Registration:  $295
  • Dinner Registration:  $195
  • Separate  registration  required.

October 17

8:30-9:00am - Light Breakfast

9:00-9:10am - Opening Remarks from AIPLA, AIPPI Japan, and JPAA

9:10-9:30am - JPO Database – Jplat Pat Update,  Atsushi Hiruta – JETRO

9:35-9:55am - Negative Limitations in Patent Claims,  Yoshihiko Saiga – JIPA

10:00-10:20am - Update on Dwango v. FC2 IP High Court Decision,  Kay Konishi - JPAA

10:20-10:35am - Break

10:35-10:55am - Propriety for Use of Damage Presumption Provisions in Exercising Rights by IP Management Companies,  Takeshi Iizuka – JPAA 

11:00-11:20am - Patent Term Extension,  Yoko Akazome – JPAA

11:25-11:45am - In re Cellect: Patent Term Extension, Terminal Disclaimers and Non-Statutory Double Patenting,  Andrew Freistein – AIPLA IPPJ

11:45-1:00pm - Lunch

1:00-1:20pm - Trademark Recent Supreme Court Decisions,  George Lewis – AIPLA IPJP

1:25-1:45pm - Recent Amendments to Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Trademark Act, etc.,  Kenichi Nakayama - JPAA

1:50-2:10pm - Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co., Ltd. et. al v. Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd  (Motivation behind inventive step),  Chihiro Onishi – AIPPI JP

2:15-2:35pm - LKQ vs. GM – Obviousness in Design Patents,  Junko Kamiguri – AIPLA IPPJ

2:40-3:00pm - Judgment of Novelty of Use in Use Invention,  Yosuke Kawasaki – JPAA

3:00-3:15pm - Break

3:15-3:35pm - IP Court Trend – Patentability Rulings and Statistics on Success Rate of Suits against Appeal/Trial Decisions Made by JPO for Invalidation Trials,  Toshihiko Aikawa – AIPPI JP

3:35-3:55pm - Direct Review for IPR – New Steps,  Ifran Lateef – AIPLA IPPJ

4:00-4:20pm - Methods to Prevent Patent Applications from Being Granted – Statistics on Third Party Observations,  Masaya Tsuno – AIPPI JP

4:25-4:45pm - DOCX – Tips & Tricks,  Bill Boshnick – AIPLA IPJP

4:50-5:00pm - Closing Remarks 

6:30-7:00pm - Reception

7:00pm - Committee Dinner  (Tentative: Fogo de Chao)

October 18

8:30-9:00am - Light Breakfast

9:00-9:20am - Construction of claims with an ambiguous expression,  Naoki Agata – JPAA

9:25-9:45am - Support requirement under Japanese patent practice (including update on JP Amgen v Sanofi case),  Atsushi Furuta – JPAA

9:50-10:10am - Amgen & 112 Issues Update, Daphne Lainson – AIPLA IPJP

10:15-10:40am - PANEL DISCUSSION -- Enablement and Support  (Amgen JP and US), Moderated by Jason Murata – AIPLA IPPJ

10:45-11:05am - Subject Matter Eligibility in Japan,  Shogo Sashihara – AIPPA JP 

11:10-11:30am - Update on American Axel and Practical Application Under §101,  John Chau – AIPLA IPPJ

11:00-11:30am - Closing Remarks from AIPLA, AIPPI Japan, and JPAA


*Note: Topics are subject to change.

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