Tegernsee Symposium - focused on Grace Period

Tegernsee Symposium - focused on Grace Period

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  • Introduction

Tegernsee member IP offices (JPO, USPTO, EPO, UKIPO, DPMA, INPI, DKPTO) had been conducting discussions on patent system harmonization. In 2013, each office had held its own user consultations through conducting a questionnaire survey of users. Recently, the results had been released as the Final Consolidated Report on the Tegernsee User Consultations.

Based on this, the JPO held a symposium in Tokyo on July 10, entitled "Tegernsee Symposium - focused on Grace Period." The symposium was held in cooperation with AIPPI and FICPI.

At the symposium, many lectures by experts from IP offices and user's groups, as well as a panel discussion, were held to deepen the participants' consideration on the patent system harmonization to better understand and support further cooperative initiatives.

Final Consolidated Report on the Tegernsee User Consultations (PDF:1,188KB)

brochure (PDF:544KB)

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  • Date & Time

Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:30-17:40 (8:30 start accepting)

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  • Location

Tokyo (Heian-room, Hotel Okura Tokyo)


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  • Host

Japan Patent Office

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  • Co-Hosts

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property(AIPPI)

International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys(FICPI)

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  • Language

Japanese/English (Simultaneous Interpreting available in order of registration.)

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  • Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. Joseph Straus,

Emeritus Scientific Members Max Planck Institue for Innovation and Competition

Prof. Toshiya Watanabe,

Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo