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FY2013 Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

Follow-up Seminar in Malaysia

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Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)
Date February 11, 2014
Venue Kuala Lumpur
Intellectual Property Training Center (IPTC)
Title "Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)"
Organized by Japan Patent Office (JPO),
Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO)
Program Click here
Language Engilish
Contact Person Kensuke Takimi(Mr.) APIC-JIPII

Follow-up Seminar Held in Malaysia

A follow-up seminar was held on the afternoon of February 11, 2014, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The seminar was sponsored by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), and carried out by the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (APIC-JIPII). This was the eighth such seminar held in Malaysia, with the previous one held three years ago in 2010.

About 100 persons attended the seminar. Most participants were associated with law firms, but there were others associated with the government, private business, universities, research organizations, etc. The theme of the seminar was "The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)".

Mr. YBhg. Dato' Azizan Mohamad Sidin

Mr. YBhg. Dato' Azizan Mohamad Sidin

The seminar began with a greeting from YBhg. Dato' Azizan Mohamad Sidin, Director General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia.

Four instructors also from Japan gave lectures during the seminar. First, Hiroshi Kawamata (Director, Examination Policy Planning Office, Administrative Affairs Division, First Patent Examination Department, Japan Patent Office) introduced the PPH, which was followed by a detailed explanation of this system provided by Daisuke Nawa (Chief of the Second Examination Policy Planning Subsection of the above Division). Kei Shobayashi (Specialist, Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property Headquarters, Ricoh Co.) and patent attorney Madoka Sasaki then introduced the advantages and points of caution regarding the system from the viewpoints of a businessperson and patent attorney who are already utilizing it.

To provide a Malaysian perspective, Dennis BL Tan (Honorary Secretary, Malaysian Intellectual Property Association) evaluated the PPH, comparing it with other forms of international cooperation in making examinations, while also noting his expectations for PPH. The participants in the seminar listened to each lecture with great interest.

Seminar room

Seminar room

A meeting of Malaysian participants from past seminars was also held on the morning of February 11, just before this seminar commenced.


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