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FY2016 Promoting Innovation through Practical Use of Intellectual Property

IPR Seminar in India

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Promoting Innovation through Practical Use of Intellectual Property
Date December 13, 2016
Venue Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport
Title "Promoting Innovation through Practical Use of Intellectual Property"
Organized by Japan Patent Office (JPO)
In Co-operation with Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM), Govt. of India
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Contact Person Dr. Suman Shrey Singh
Deputy Controller of Patents and Designs
PATENT OFFICE DELHI
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Follow-Up Seminar in India

On December 13, 2016, the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation (JIPII) held a seminar in Delhi, India as a part of the JPO-commissioned "Cooperation in Human Resource Development" project. The seminar was put on by the JPO with the assistance of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India and the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM). This is the eighth seminar that has been held since 2006.

Most seminar participants were employees of the DIPP or the CGPDTM, along with lawyers and employees of law firms. Some participants also represented universities and private companies. The JETRO New Delhi office notified local Japanese companies regarding the seminar, and some of their employees therefore also participated. Many alumni of the Cooperation in Human Resource Development project additionally attended the seminar, raising the total number of participants to 87.

The theme of the seminar was that of "Promoting Innovation through Practical Use of Intellectual Property." The seminar began with an opening speech given by Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary of the DIPP, who expressed his gratitude for Japan's cooperation in IP-related fields. An opening speech was also given by Mr. Yusuke Toyoshima, Assistant Director of the JPO International Cooperation Division.

Next were keynote speeches, beginning with "Current Status of Intellectual Property Administration in India" given by Dr. K. S. Kardam, Senior Joint Controller, Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (CGPDTM), which was followed by "Japan's Experience in IP" from Mr. Toyoshima of the JPO, and "Japan’s work in achieving the world’s fastest and highest quality examination system" from Mr. Atsushi Kimura, Assistant Director of the JPO International Cooperation Division.

After the keynote speeches, Japanese and Indian lecturers spoke on two topics. The first was "Company IP Utilization Strategy," which included lectures from Mr. Ram Prakash Yadav, Founder & Managing Partner, sr4ipr Partners, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys; and from Mr. Yoshinobu Noda, General Manager, Intellectual Property, Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.

The second topic was "Utilization of IP by Universities and Research Institutes," and three lecturers spoke: Professor Dr. S. K. Verma, Executive President & Secretary-General, Indian Society of International Law; Mr. Takafumi Yamamoto, CEO & President, TODAI TLO, Ltd.; and Mr. Takao Ogiya, Director General, Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center, Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation.

Time was allotted for a Q&A and an exchange of opinions after each session. The participants asked many questions during the Q&A session, where it was mentioned that the Indian government is engaged in various measures to raise IP awareness among people in India who are not interested in IP systems, such as providing financial assistance to promote the filing of patent applications. It was further noted that Technology Licensing Organizations (TLOs) are expected to play an important role in using IP to protect universities' research results by seeking grace periods, filing applications, and disclosing research results at appropriate times.

India and Japan have long been effective partners in the field of intellectual property. In order to strengthen this relationship, the JPO and the DIPP concluded a memorandum in June 2015. More than 400 new patent examiners were also hired in India in April 2016, and the JPO sent examiners to India to help train these new examiners in an example of the ever-deepening relationship between the two countries.

The number of applications filed by Japanese companies in India has increased 15-fold over the last decade. The smooth utilization of the Indian IP system has become increasingly important for Japan, and participants in this seminar are expected to play leading roles in India.

Participants in the seminar

Participants in the seminar

From third left: Mr. Sugahara, Director of IPR, JETRO; Mr. Noda, lecturer from Panasonic India; Mr. Kimura, Assistant Director, JPO; Mr. Toyoshima, Assistant Director, JPO; Mr. Yamamoto, lecturer from TODAI TLO Ltd.; Mr. Rajiv Aggarwal, DIPP; Dr. K. S. Kardam, CGPDTM; Ms. Surabhi Sharma, DIPP; Mr. R. P. Yadav, lecturer; Mr. S. N. SaV, Moderator; Dr. S. S. Singh, CGPDTM; and Mr. Ogiya, Director General, Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center.

Seminar room

Seminar room

 

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