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PTAB Bar Association Inaugural Conference Held

March 7, 2017
Trial and Appeal Division

From March 1 to 3, 2017, the "Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association Inaugural Conference" was held in Washington, D.C., the United States. On the opening day, a delegation headed by Mr. Yamashita, Director of the Trial and Appeal Division of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) participated in a panel discussion with Dr. David Ruschke, Chief Administrative Patent Judge of the PTAB of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to deepen mutual understanding of the trial and appeal systems in Japan and the U.S.

(photo-1) Panel discussion between JPO and USPTO
Panel discussion between JPO and USPTO

(photo-2) Participants in the panel discussion (Director Yamashita, second from the left and Chief Administrative Patent Judge Ruschke in the center)
Participants in the panel discussion
(Director Yamashita, second from the left and
Chief Administrative Patent Judge Ruschke in the center)

[Last updated 17 March 2017]

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