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IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting was Held

April 11, 2018

From April 10th to 11th, the IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting was held in Alexandria, the U.S. Mr. Kunihiko Shimano, Deputy Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) attended the Meeting.

At the Meeting, the Deputy Heads actively exchanged their opinions on the status of various issues, such as IP5 project evaluation and reorganization; the Global Dossier Initiative; harmonization of patent examination practices; and standard essential patents (SEPs).

Also, before the IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting, Deputy Commissioner Shimano had a meeting with Mr. Raimund Lutz, Vice President of the European Patent Office (EPO), and exchanged views on IP5 project evaluation and reorganization and SEPs.

In addition, taking this opportunity, Deputy Commissioner Shimano had discussions in Washington D.C. with Ms. Rea, an attorney and former Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), about the landscape surrounding intellectual property in the U.S. Also, he delivered a speech about JPO’s recent developments at the Intellectual Property Group (IPG) seminar held at the George Mason University, where individuals involved with intellectual property at Japanese companies and U.S. individuals involved with intellectual property attended.

(photo-01) The IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting
The IP5 Deputy Heads Meeting

(photo-02) Mr. Shimano’s speech at the IPG seminar
Mr. Shimano’s speech at the IPG seminar

[Last updated 17 April 2018]