Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property / TOKYO 2020
〜Latest Developments and Challenges in IP Judiciary in Japan, United States and Europe〜
Dates Thurs. Jan. 21, 2021 From 8:00 PM to 11:40 PM (Japan Time)
Participants Japan, United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, European Patent Office 
Languages Japanese, English (Simultaneous translation)
Venue Online Web Meeting
Organized by Supreme Court, Intellectual Property High Court, Ministry of Justice of Japan, Japan Patent Office, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, IP Lawyers Network Japan
Supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,International Civil and Commercial Law Centre Foundation,Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters,KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation),International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan,Japan Intellectual Property Association, Japan Patent Attorneys Association

To Watch the Live-streaming of the Symposium

The symposium will be live-streamed in Japanese and English through the following URLs.

Japanese Channel:https://youtu.be/u3vsKsjtq3w

English Channel:https://youtu.be/VX1S5MmRhfE




How to Watch the Recorded Video

The symposium will be recorded and the recorded video will be uploaded on YouTube approximately a week after the symposium. To watch the video, please access to the URL below.

URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8e_LoV04a5G254ry87EaoQ




Regarding the Holding of the Symposium

The “Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property” will be held again this fiscal year, during which legal experts and administrative judges from various countries will discuss judicial rulings on international intellectual property disputes and other current topics in intellectual property.
Due to the limitations posed by COVID-19, the fourth symposium will be held online and live-streamed from the Tokyo venue, with judges of the U.S., the U.K. and Germany and administrative judges of USPTO and EPO participating from overseas. You can watch the live stream free of charge.
The program will be divided into two, comprising a Court Section and a Patent Office Section. For details,click here.




Materials for preparation of audience

In order to properly understand the panel discussions, you are recommended to familiarize yourself with the following documents and videos.

Part 1:Court Section
A video of the explanation of the Mock Case regarding “The Current State of the Doctrine of Equivalents in Patent Infringement Suits” can be accessed here. (Recommended to be viewed first). A video of the Mock Trial can be viewed here.
Documents regarding the Mock Case can be accessed here.
Documents regarding the panel discussion can be accessed here.
(You are recommended to print out the documents and put it in hand before the Symposium will start.)

Part 2:Patent Office Section
A video of the case explanation regarding “Comparative study regarding inventive step based on a hypothetical case” can be viewed here.
Documents regarding the case study can be accessed here.




Topics

January 22,2021
Thank you very much for your warm support for Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property/Tokyo 2020, which ended successfully.
The recorded video of the symposium will be uploaded on YouTube around January 28th.
To watch the video, please access to the URL below.
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8e_LoV04a5G254ry87EaoQ

January 21,2021
Questionnaire uploaded.

January 15,2021
The panelist from the United States of America (Court Section) has been changed into Mr. Paul T. Meiklejohn. For more details, please see Program or Speakers Info.

January 15,2021
DOE Comparison Table uploaded.

January 14,2021
Added the form for the questions in advance .

January 8,2021
Program uploaded.

January 6,2021
Materials for the Hypothetical Case uploaded.

January 6,2021
Slide for the Hypothetical Case uploaded.

January 5,2021
(Court) Presentation of the Mock Case uploaded.

January 5,2021
(Court) Movie of the Mock Trial uploaded.

January 5,2021
Slide for the Mock Case uploaded.

January 5,2021
Slide Used in the Mock Trial uploaded.

January 5,2021
Sentence Delivered at the Mock Trial uploaded.

January 5,2021
Speakers Info updated.

January 5,2021
Presentation for "The Discussion on the Judgement of Inventive Step Based on a Hypothetical Case" uploaded.

December 28,2020
Leaflet updated.

December 21,2020
Greetings updated.

December 21,2020
Slide for the Mock Case updated.

December 15,2020
Speakers Info updated.

December 8,2020
Reference updated.




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