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JPO Conducted IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents

September 11, 2015

Under the aim of strengthening the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs), the Japan Patent Office (JPO) has been inviting trainees from developing and emerging countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, and Africa, and conducting training programs for them in Japan. The programs are designed to support the development of human resources involved with IPR systems in those countries.

From August 24 to September 11, the JPO conducted the IPR Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents. This course is designed for individuals working at law offices and companies in emerging countries, who are involved with patent related operations.

Twenty-seven trainees who attended the Course heard lectures and participated in discussions regarding advanced IP operations specialized on “patents,” focusing on lectures and hands-on exercises about the examination standards pertaining to novelty, inventive step and description requirements, and further learning about preparing patent descriptions, handling office actions, i.e. responding to notices of reasons for refusal, and dealing with licensing activities and patent infringement lawsuits. The trainees, by attending the three-week training course, enhanced their specialized expertise and deepened their mutual friendships. Also, they developed good relationships with persons in Japan involved in intellectual property. The JPO has high expectations that the trainees will play important and active roles in their countries.

Trainees of FY2015 Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents
Trainees of FY2015 Training Course for Practitioners Specializing in Patents

Trainees attending lectures
Trainees attending lectures

Trainees conducting hands-on exercises
Trainees conducting hands-on exercises

To view a list of training programs at the JPO for fiscal year 2015, please refer to the following URL:http://www.training-jpo.go.jp/en/index.php/269

[Last updated 28 September 2015]