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Symposium on Patent Litigation in Europe and Japan 2016 Held

November 21, 2016

On November 18, the Japan Patent Office held the “Symposium on Patent Litigation in Europe and Japan 2016: Infringement and Validity Issues for Enforcement Strategy” in Tokyo, Japan.

Inviting Dr. Peter Meier-Beck, Presiding Judge of the German Federal Supreme Court, and Mr. Ryuichi Shitara, Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property High Court as keynote speakers, the Symposium hosted a total of more than 400 attendees, including IP system users, such as people working in the judicial system and in the IP offices from both Europe and Japan, lawyers and patent attorneys, people from academia and the industries, etc.

At this Symposium, keynote speeches were delivered regarding the theme of infringement and validity issues for enforcement strategy, and a mock trial was held assuming that the Unified Patent Court (UPC) existed. Furthermore, panel discussions were held where the panelists were actively engaged in discussions on doctrine of equivalents and patent validity issues.

It is highly expected that this Symposium would be able to deepen discussions on IP-related dispute resolutions, and lead to further advancement of international IP systems.

Symposium website here (External link).

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Attendees of the Symposium on Patent Litigation in Europe and Japan 2016
Attendees of the Symposium on Patent Litigation in Europe and Japan 2016

JPO Commissioner giving opening remarks
JPO Commissioner giving opening remarks

UPC mock trial in session
UPC mock trial in session

Panel discussion on patent infringement litigation, focusing on doctrine of equivalents
Panel discussion on patent infringement litigation, focusing on doctrine of equivalents

Panel discussion on patent validity issues
Panel discussion on patent validity issues

[Last updated 1 February 2017]