International Activities

Meeting with former USPTO Director Kappos and former Acting Director Rea

ĦĦĦĦOn June 19, 2018, famous guests from the U.S., including former USPTO Director Kappos and former Acting Director Rea, visited the JIPA Tokyo Office, and had a meeting with JIPA President Asami, Executive Managing Director Kato, and members of the First International Committee. In the meeting, the guests introduced the latest trends in and discussions on the following hot IP topics in the U.S.: (1) changes in the criteria for the interpretation of claims in IPR procedures; (2) changes in policies in the U.S.; (3) issues relating to 35 U.S.C. Section 101; (4) trends in SEP/FRAND; (5) antitrust laws and patents; and (6) measures to strengthen the protection of trade secrets, and exchanged information and views on them with JIPA members.
ĦĦĦĦThe guests expressed opinions different even from each other on each topic, leading to the exchange of profound views.
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