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FY2017 JPO/IPR Operational Patent Examination Training Program

Schedule
Date Time Subject Lecturers
Sep. 12
(Tue.)
AM Orientation (AOTS)/Self Introduction Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center, JIPII
PM Pre-Training Report Presentation Mr. Tetsuo SHIBA, Partner, Patent Attorney, SHOBAYASHI International Patent & Trademark Office
Sep. 13
(Wed.)
10:00-10:20 Welcome Address from JPO/APIC-JIPII

International Cooperation Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, JPO

Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center, JIPII

10:30-11:55 Courtesy Call to Executive JPO Officials Visit to the Trial Court National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)

International Cooperation Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, JPO

Trial Appeal Division, Trial Appeal Department, JPO

Department of IP Information Services, INPIT

12:00-12:30 APIC Orientation
(APIC Introduction/Explanation of Documents)
Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center, JIPII
PM Applicant's Expectations Toward Examiners (Discussion) Mr. Yoshisue TSUNODA
President, Patent Attorney,Shin-yu International Patent Firm
Sep. 14
(Thu.)
AM Country Report Presentations International Cooperation Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Japan Patent Office
PM Outline of PCT (Including ISA Role) Mr. Yoshihiro MASUDA
Director, Masuda Pattent Office, Director of Unit, Patent Research Division, AIRI Co. Ltd
Sep. 15
(Fri.)
All day Outline of Patent Examination Guidelines Examination Standards Office, Administrative Affairs Division, JPO
Sep. 18 (Mon.) National Holiday
Sep. 19
(Tue.)
All day Understanding of Applicable Inventions
(Understanding of descriptions)
Mr. Shoji HADATE
Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Office NEXPAT
Sep. 20
(Wed.)
All day Understanding of Applicable Inventions
(Understanding re. the scope of patent claims)
Mr. Yoshiaki MINAMI
Chief Patent Attorney, Minami International Patent Office
Sep. 21
(Thu.)
10:30-13:00
14:00-15:15
Utilization of J-PlatPat
(PAJ Searches)
Ms. Mari KOMATSU
Group Head, System Operation Section, System Operation Department, JAPIO
15:30-17:00 IT Tools for Work Sharing Information Technology and Patent Information Management Office, JPO
Sep. 22
(Fri.)
All day Company Visit
SME Corporate IPR Management and Utilization
TECHNO WING in Ota Ward
Sep. 25
(Mon.)
All day Search (Examination) Strategies (Including Practice Exercises) Mr. Yujiro SEKI, Attorney at Law, Mizota & Seki LAW FIRM
Sep. 26
(Tue.)
All day

Electricity Group

Search Tactics (Including IPC, USPC & FI and F-term)

Mr. Nobuo FUJIMOTO, President/Patent Attorney, APTUS International Patent Office

Chemistry Group

Search Tactics (IPC, USPC & FI and F-term)

Mr. Yohei ITOI, Patent Attorney Technical Information Group, Corporate Intellectual Property, ASAHI KASEI CORPORATION
Sep. 27
(Wed.)
All day

Electricity Group

Introduction to IP Databases in Various Countries / Practice Exercises

Mr. Kentaro ITO, Patent Attorney TMI Associates

Chemistry Group

Introduction to IP Databases in Various Countries / Practice Exercises

Mr. Atsushi NOZAKI, President, IP Information Architect, e-Patent Co., Ltd.
Sep. 28
(Thu.)
All day Utilization of Commercial Databases (Practice Exercises) Mr. Chong CHU & Mr. Takeshi NAMBA
IP Solutions, Clarivate Analytics (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Sep. 29
(Fri.)
AM

Electricity Group

Visit to Patent Examination Office

Data Processing Division of Patent Examination Department (Electronic Technology) , JPO

Chemistry Group

Visit to Patent Examination Office

Plastic Engineering Division of Patent Examination Department (Chemistry, Life Science and Material Science) , JPO
PM Utilization Methods of ISR Examinations Mr. Yasushige HASHIMOTO
Patent Attorney, Y. Hashimoto International Patent & Trademark
Oct. 2
(Mon.)
All day

Electricity Group

OJT (Search Exercises)

Data Processing Division of Patent Examination Department (Electronic Technology) , JPO

Chemistry Group

OJT (Search Exercises)

Plastic Engineering Division of Patent Examination Department (Chemistry, Life Science and Material Science) , JPO
Oct. 3
(Tue.)
All day Examination Practices in Participants' Countries (Discussion) Mr. Jun SUGIURA
Professor, Graduate School of Intellectual Property, OSAKA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Oct. 4
(Wed.)
All day Preliminary Subject Search Practice

Mr. Jun SUGIURA, Professor, Graduate School of Intellectual Property, OSAKA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Mr. Shinya KIMURA, Patent Attorney, KUZUWA & PARTNERS

Oct. 5
(Thu.)
All day Presentation of Preliminary Subject Search Practice Exercises
(Mid-term confirmation of training outcomes)
Oct. 6
(Fri.)
All day

Electricity Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises (Novelty)

Mr. Shoji HADATE, Patent Attorney, Intellectual Property Office NEXPAT

Chemistry Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises (Novelty)

Mr. Takashi FUJITA, Executive Vice President, Patent Attorney, Chemical. Biological Department, HIRAKI & ASSOCIATES
Oct. 9 (Mon.) National Holiday
Oct. 10
(Tue.)
All day

Electricity Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises (Inventive Step)

Mr. Susumu SHIOZAKI, Patent Attorney, Vice President, KUZUWA & PARTNERS
Oct. 11
(Wed.)

Chemistry Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises (Inventive Step)

Ms. Tokiko MIZUOCHI, Ph.D, Patent Attorney, Senior Coordinator, Headquarters for Research Coordination and Administration, Keio University
Oct. 12
(Thu.)
All day

Electricity Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(Unity of Invention)

Mr. Yoshiaki MINAMI, Chief Patent Attorney, Minami International Patent Office

Chemistry Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(Unity of Invention)

Mr. Tetsuo TSUKANAKA, Deputy President, Patent Attorney, Sugimura International Patent & Trademark Attorneys
Oct. 13
(Fri.)
All day Company Visit
Corporate IPR Management
Canon Inc.
Oct. 16
(Mon.)
All day

Electricity Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(Requirements for Description and Claims, Information)

Mr. Nobuyuki TANIGUCHI, Patent Attorney, NAKAMURA & PARTNERS

Chemistry Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(Requirements for Description and Claims, Information)

Mr. Yasuyuki YAMADA, President Patent Attorney, Ochanomizu International Patent Office
Oct. 17
(Tue.)
All day

Electricity Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(Amendments)

Mr. Tetsuo SHIBA, Patent Attorney, Partner, SHOBAYASHI International Patent & Trademark Office

Chemistry Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(Amendments)

Ms. Junko SUGIMURA, President, Patent Attorney, SUGIMURA, TAMURA & PARTNERS. International Patent & Trade Mark Office
Oct. 18
(Wed.)
All day

Electricity Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(General Exercises)

Mr. Nobuyuki TANIGUCHI, Patent Attorney, NAKAMURA & PARTNERS

Chemistry Group

Operational Patent Examination Practice Exercises
(General Exercises)

Mr. Seiji MATSUMOTO, Director, Patent Attorney, Chisuu international Patent Office
Oct. 19
(Thu.)
AM Practices of Appeals Against Examiners Decision of Refusal
(As the Points to keep in mind in Examination)
Mr. Shuichi KAGEYAMA
President, Patent Attorney, Kageyama Patent Office
PM Practices of Appeals in Trial for Patent Invalidation
(As the Points to keep in mind in Examination)
Mr. Yukio NUMAZAWA
Patent Attorney, Numazawa Patent Office
Oct. 20
(Fri.)
All day Patent Infringement Lawsuits
(As the Points to keep in mind in Examination)
Mr. Kazuhiro MATSUDA
Patent Attorney, Hirota & Associates
Oct. 23
(Mon.)
All day Operational Patent Examination (Lecture, Case Studies) Material Analysis and Medical Diagnosis Divison of Patent Examination Department (Physics, Optics, Social Infrastructure and Design) , JPO Data Processing Division of Patent Examination Department (Electronic Technology) , JPO
Oct. 24
(Tue.)
All day
Oct. 25
(Wed.)
All day
Oct. 26
(Thu.)
All day
Oct. 27
(Fri.)
All day
Oct. 30
(Mon.)
AM Opinion Exchange with Company Representatives Kurita Water Industries Ltd.
PM Opinion Exchange with Attorneys

Ms. Junko SUGIMURA, President, Patent Attorney, SUGIMURA, TAMURA & PARTNERS. International Patent & Trade Mark Office

Mr. Takao OGIYA, Director General, APIC

Oct. 31
(Tue.)
All day Preparing Case Studies and Presentations Mr. Jun SUGIURA
Professor, Graduate School of Intellectual Property, OSAKA INSTITUTE OF TEHNOLOGY
Nov. 1
(Wed.)
AM Overall Disucussion Mr. Takao OGIYA
Director General, APIC
PM Evaluation Meeting/Closing Ceremony International Cooperation Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, JPO Asia-Pacific Industrial Property Center, JIPII

[Last updated 15 September 2017]

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