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A seminar for users of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) took place at Tokyo

On July 2, 2010, the JPO hosted a seminar for users of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). In the seminar, speakers from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), and Japan Patent Office (JPO) made presentations from their respective viewpoints. There was also a panel session in which the panelists answered questions submitted beforehandby members of the audience. About 150 IP experts from companies and patent attorneys’ offices participated in this seminar and contributed to the lively discussion.
 Seminar details including the date, venue, program, and materials distributed are displayed below.

Date: July 2, 2010 (Fri)

Time: 14:00-16:10

Venue: Sokairo Hall, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

http://www.grips.ac.jp/index.html( External link )


14:00-14:10 Opening Remarks

Mr. Koichi Minami, Deputy Commissioner, JPO

Mr. Koichi Minami(JPG:98KB)

14:10-14:25 Introduction to PPH

Mr. Futoshi Yasuda, Director, Examination Policy Planning Office, JPO

Presentation Materials(PDF:179KB) Reference Materials(PDF:148KB)
Mr. Futoshi Yasuda(JPG:96KB)

14:25-15:10 PPH: USPTO’s View

Mr. Charles Eloshway, Patent Attorney, USPTO

Presentation Materials(PDF:247KB)

Mr. Charles Eloshway(JPG:98KB)

15:10-15:40 PPH: Users’View

Mr. Daisuke Nagano, Vice-Chairperson, The Second International Affairs Committee, Japan Intellectual Property Association

Presentation Materials(PDF:835KB)

Mr. Daisuke Nagano(JPG:98KB)

15:40-15:55 Refreshment Break

15:55-16:55 Discussion (with moderator and speakers)
Outline of discussion and answers to the questions not discussed in the seminar (Coming soon)

  • Panelists
    • Charles Eloshway (Patent Attorney, Office of External Affairs, USPTO)
    • Mark R. Powell (Director, Technology Center 2600)
    • Daisuke Nagano (Vice Chairman, The Second International Affairs Committee, JIPA)
    • Yutaka Niidome (Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, JPO)
  • Moderator
    • Futoshi Yasuda (Director of Examination Policy Planning Office, Administrative Affairs Division, JPO)


16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks

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[Last updated 29 July 2010]


Examination Policy Planning Office

Administrative Affairs Division

First Patent Examination Department

Japan Patent Office

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