|- Thursday Sep 8 2016|
|08:00-09:00||Coffee and light refreshments|
|09:00-09:05||Opening remarks - IAM|
Guest of honour welcome address
Setsuo Iuchi, Secretary general, IP strategy headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat
Yoshinori Komiya, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office
IP strategy for Asian success
IP issues are increasingly crucial in Asian markets in which Japanese companies are present as manufacturers, distributors or technology licensors. Understanding the local environment is key to ensuring successful IP business strategies.
Toshiya Watanabe, Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Eric Damon, Director, IP licensing, Asia-Pacific, IBM Corporation
The new IP landscape and its impact on Japanese patent owners
IP’s gravitational centre is shifting – with the growing importance of Europe as a litigation venue, major rebalancing of the patent system in the United States and increasing issues with FRAND and SEPs around the world. This session looks at the implications for Japan’s IP regime, as well as the opportunities and pitfalls for Japanese IP owners.
Eiji Katayama, Partner, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
|12:30-13:45||Lunch and networking break|
The role of IP in corporate re-engineering programmes
Rapid developments in the global business ecosystem are forcing many companies into major overhauls of their structure, focus and products. This session looks at the crucial role of IP in this process and how change can be a positive force, as well as the numerous challenges it creates.
Norishige Hayakawa, CEO, Hagaminomori Corporation
Jako Eleveld, Head of IP licensing, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Building patent value to deliver business growth
Businesses need strong patent portfolios for all kinds of reason, such as developing new products, opening up new markets and forming technology collaborations. This session looks at innovative ways to harness IP as a key business driver.
Makoto Ogino, Professor and head of the master's of IP department, Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Studies
Tatsuo Nakamura, President and CEO, VALUENEX, Inc
Special session: The way ahead for IP in Japan
Shoichi Okuyama, Principal, Okuyama & Sasajima
Yuichiro Kawamura, Senior vice president, Honda Patents & Technologies North America