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Exchanged Opinions with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

June 19, 2017

From June 13 to 14, 2017, the delegates of the Trial and Appeal Department of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) visited the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia in the United States, having the first high-level meeting to exchange opinions on the trial and appeal practice. Mr. Satoshi Moriyasu, Director of the 19th Board of Trial and Appeal of the JPO and Dr. David Ruschke, Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the PTAB of the USPTO attended the meeting.

At this meeting, they conferred how to interact with each other as well as exchanged information about practice, etc. concerning oral proceedings and consultations at the JPO and the USPTO.

Furthermore, the JPO and the USPTO confirmed the importance of making efforts to strengthen the bilateral cooperative relations between the two Offices in the field of trials and appeals through further exchanging information as well as deepening their mutual understanding.

(photo)Mr. Satoshi Moriyasu, Director of the Board of Trial and Appeal of the JPO and Dr. David Ruschke, Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the PTAB of the USPTO
Mr. Satoshi Moriyasu, Director of the 19th Board of Trial and Appeal of the JPO (the 3rd from the left)
and Dr. David Ruschke, Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the PTAB of the USPTO (the 4th from the left)

[Last updated 20 June 2017]

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