Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property / TOKYO 2020

Program

20:00-20:05 Greeting

KOIKE Hiroshi, Justice, Supreme Court

20:05-21:45 Panel Discussion(Court)
➀The Current State of the Doctrine of Equivalents in Patent Infringement Suits
➁Operation of Court Proceedings under the Impacts of COVID-19.

Moderators

TAKAHASHI Aya, Judge, Intellectual Property High Court
SHIROYAMA Yasufumi, Partner, attorney-at-law, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune


Panelists

Japan

OTAKA Ichiro Chief Judge, Intellectual Property High Court
KUMAGAI Daisuke, Judge, Intellectual Property High Court
SAGARA Yuriko, Attorney at Law, Partner of Nakamura & Partners

United States of America

Paul T. Meiklejohn, Attorney at Law, DORSEY & WHITNEY L.L.P

United Kingdom

Colin Birss, Justice, High Court of England and Wales, Chancery Division (in charge of the Patents Court)

Germany

Klaus Bacher, Presiding Judge, Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof)

MC

 MANABE Mihoko, Judge, Intellectual Property High Court

21:45-21:50 Break
21:50-21:55 Greeting

KASUTANI Toshihide, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office

21:55-23:35 Panel Discussion(Patent Office)
➀Comparative study regarding inventive step based on a hypothetical case
➁Measures taken by each office for addressing issues arising from COVID-19

Moderator

YAMASHITA Takashi, Director-General, Trial and Appeal Department, Japan Patent Office


Panelists

Japan

HATTORI Satoshi, Executive Chief Administrative Judge, Trial and Appeal Department, Japan Patent Office
TSURUOKA Toshihiko, Presiding Judge, Intellectual Property High Court

United States of America

Scott R. Boalick, Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office
KIM Michael, Vice Chief Judge, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Europe

Carl Josefsson, President, Boards of Appeal, European Patent Office
Jean-Michel SCHWALLER, Chairman, Technical Board of Appeal, European Patent Office
23:35-23:40 Closing Remarks

ARA Tadashi, President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations