The 18th JIPA IP Symposium Program

[Theme] IP Challenge: Heading toward a New Global World
The global situation has been drastically changed by the transformation in industrial structures due to the spread of IoT, AI and other technol- ogical innovations and by changes in the recent international situation. Through experts’ lectures and panel discussions, in this symposium, we will consider the prospects for the new global world surrounding us, ideal IP protection in the future, business strategies for global growth through competition and collaboration, and the role of IP that supports such strategies.
[Day & Time] Thursday February 14th, 2019 (10:00-17:35)
[Venue] Tokyo International Forum Hall C
[Time table] [Programs]
10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks
Dr. Hiroshi SATO (JIPA Chairperson) 
10:10-10:25 Guest Speech
Ms. Naoko MUNAKATA (JPO Commissioner)
10:25-12:00 Special Talk Session
"Designing Evolution in Global Partnerships"

“Control tower” of IP specialized agency of the UN leading the SDGs, a proponent of concept “Society 5.0” and a charismatic IP head of a multinational conglomerate talk about current and future Society, Innovation and IP.


  • Dr. Francis Gurry (Director General,WIPO)
  • Dr. Yuko HARAYAMA (Professor emeritus at the University of Tohoku; Former Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, Cabinet Office of Japan)
  • Mr. Toshimoto MITOMO (JIPA Vice-chairperson / Head of Intellectual Property and Business Strategy, Business Development Platform for Sony Corp.; Senior Investment Executive at Sony Innovation Fund)
  • Mr. Yoshiyuki TAKAGI (Assistant Director General,WIPO)
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break & Poster Sessions by JIPA Expert Committees
JIPA's expert committees are researching on various themes relating to IP, such as legal issues, utilization of rights, development of human resources, management and so forth.
13:30-15:10 Company with global operations and another company developing new markets talk about their challenges and expectations for IP from their business viewpoint.

"Challenges by Companies with Global Operations"
Mr. Allen ZHOU (Group General Counsel, Group Legal Department, Midea Group)

"Challenges by Companies Developing New Markets & their Expectations for IP"
Dr. Ichiro NAKATOMI (President and CEO, NanoCarrier)

15:10-15:45 Break & Poster Sessions by JIPA Expert Committees
15:45-17:30 Panel Discussion
"IP Strategies of Challenging Global Companies"

Amid the ever-changing business environment, companies are struggling to survive from day to day. Therefore, IP Divisions are required to contribute to business management from a more pioneering and international perspective as well as from a wider viewpoint that sees into business. In this panel discussion, global companies will introduce their initiatives and aims and then discuss the future prospects and the roles of IP based on the changing environment. Panelists
  • Mr. Fumihiko MORIYA (Nokia Technologies Japan)
  • Mr. Taro AKAZAWA (3M Japan)
  • Mr. Akitoshi YAMANAKA (DENSO)
  • Mr. Munehisa MATSUMOTO (DAIKIN)
  • Mr. Toshio ASAI (NEC/JIPA)
17:30-17:35 Closing Remarks
Mr. Masahiro ASAMI (JIPA President)
18:00-19:30 Reception Party 
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