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International Symposium “Toward the Future of the Judicial System for Intellectual Property – Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Intellectual Property High Court”

April 21, 2015

On April 20, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) held together with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations and Intellectual Property Lawyers Network Japan, an International Symposium “Toward the Future of Judicial System for Intellectual Property - Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the Intellectual Property High Court.” The Symposium was participated by IP experts from the US, the UK, France, Germany and Japan.

JPO Commissioner Ito congratulated the 10th anniversary of the Intellectual Property High Court and stated hopes for the future of the IP judicial system in his speech as the organizer as well as made a presentation on JPO’s initiatives for promoting innovation.

Mock trials on the exercise of rights based on standard-essential patents were held by prominent IP judges and leading lawyers from the US, the UK, France, Germany and Japan at the Symposium. At the panel discussion conducted following the mock trials, lively discussions were held on the similarities and differences in approaches taken by each country, based on the proceedings of the trials.

Welcoming Remark of Commissioner Ito
Welcoming Remark of Commissioner Ito

Mock Court by Foreign Judges and Lawyers
Mock Court by Foreign Judges and Lawyers

Panel Discussion by Foreign Judges and Lawyers
Panel Discussion by Foreign Judges and Lawyers

Furthermore, Commissioner Ito had talks with Chief Judge Prost of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) who was invited to the Symposium, and exchanged opinions on the developments in the area of intellectual property in the US and other issues.

Talks between CAFC Chief Judge Prost and Commissioner Ito
Talks between CAFC Chief Judge Prost and Commissioner Ito

[Last updated 27 April 2015]