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Exchanged Opinions with European Commission and IMEC

January 19, 2017

On January 16, Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) visited Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) of the European Commission and exchanged opinions on a guideline regarding Standard Essential Patents (SEP) which was publicized last November by the European Commission and a draft guideline of SEP which is currently being considered by the JPO.

On the same day, by taking this opportunity, Commissioner Munakata also visited Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), an international R&D (Leuven, Belgium), and had an exchange of views on intellectual property management models of IMEC that promote open innovation.

Furthermore, on January 15 in advance of the visiting the European Commission and the IMEC, Commissioner Munakata had talks with Mr. Birss, Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division) and Professor Jacob of University of College London, and exchanged opinions on dispute settlements of SEP.

(photo-01) Exchange of opinions with Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)of the European Commission
Exchange of opinions with Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry,
Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW)of the European Commission
(Mr. Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry,
Entrepreneurship and SMEs (the 4th from the left) and Ms. Munakata Commissioner of the JPO(the 5th from the left)

(photo-02)Exchange of opinions with Professor Jacob, University of College London
Exchange of opinions with Professor Jacob, University of College London
(From the left, Professor Jacob, University of College London, Ms. Munakata Commissioner of the JPO)

(photo-03) Exchange of opinions with the IMEC
Exchange of opinions with the IMEC
(Mr. De Boeck(the 3rd from the left), Mr. Declerck(the 4th from the left),
Ms. Munakata, Commissioner of the JPO(5th from the left))

[Last updated 31 January 2018]