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

On February 23, 2012, 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), the State Intellectual Property Office of the P. R. China (SIPO), Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), and Japan Patent Office (JPO) made presentations from their respective viewpoints. About 200 IP experts from companies and patent attorneysf offices participated in this seminar.

Seminar details including the date, venue, program, and materials distributed are displayed below.

Date:February 23, 2012 (Thu)


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 )


  • 14:00-14:10Opening Remarks
    Mr. Takashi Sakurai, Deputy Commissioner, JPO
    Opening Remarks
  • 14:10-14:40Overview of PPH and New Topics
    Mr. Kosuke Minami, Director, Examination Policy Planning Office, JPO
    Presentation Materials (PDF:385KB)  Reference Materials (ZIP:694KB)
    Overview of PPH and New Topics
  • 14:40-15:10The Benefits of the Patent Prosecution Highway
    Mr. Charles Eloshway, Patent Attorney, USPTO
    Mr. Mark Powell, International Patent Technical Cooperation on behalf of the Office of Policy and External Affairs, USPTO
    Presentation Materials (PDF:323KB)
    The Benefits of the Patent Prosecution Highway
  • 15:10-15:45Patent Prosecution Highway: Views from the SIPO
    Ms. Yuan JIN, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Division in Patent Affair Administration Department, SIPO
    Presentation Materials (PDF:367KB)
  • 15:45-16:25Patent Prosecution Highway: Usersf View
    Mr. Kuniyuki Kajita, Vice-Chairperson, The 1st Patent Committee, JIPA
    Presentation Materials (PDF:664KB)
    Patent Prosecution Highway: Usersf View
  • 16:25-16:30Closing Remarks

[Last updated 5 March 2012] 


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