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JPO Commissioner Attended the Meeting with Attendees involved IP in the U.S.

September 21, 2017

From September 17 to September 19, the 45th Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco (US) and Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the Meeting.

In this Meeting, a variety of sessions on the theme of big data, an artificial intelligence (AI), Standard Essential Patents, etc. were conducted and Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO delivered a speech on the history of the development of the intellectual property system according to the changes in economic society and new challenges in the IoT era.

Taking advantage of this opportunity, Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO visited Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also extensively exchanged views on measures to deal with the challenges created by IoT including Standard Essential Patents with Mr. Kappos, the former Director of the USPTO, Mr. Robart, judge of the United States District Courts and experts in intellectual property, such as directors in charge of intellectual property of U.S. companies.

(photo01)The Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting (Speaker: Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO))
The Intellectual Property Owners Association Annual Meeting
(Speaker: Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO))

(photo02)Bilateral Meeting with the USPTO (From left to right: Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO, Mr. Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Director of the USPTO)
Bilateral Meeting with the USPTO
From left to right: Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO, 
Mr. Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Director of the USPTO

(photo03)Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Kappos, the former Director of the USPTO (From left to right; Mr. Kappos, the former Director of the USPTO, Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO)
Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Kappos,
the former Director of the USPTO
(From left to right; Mr. Kappos, the former Director of the USPTO, Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO)

(photo04)Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Robart, judge of the U.S. District Courts (From left to right; Mr. Robart, judge of the U.S. District Courts, Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO, Mr. Culbert, Attorney of Perkins Coie LLP)
Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Robart,
judge of the U.S. District Courts
(From left to right; Mr. Robart, judge of the U.S. District Courts, Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO, Mr. Culbert, Attorney of Perkins Coie LLP)

[Last updated 27 September 2017]