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Chofn IP

Gold sponsors

ChipworksVALUENEX, IncFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP IAM Market Intralink

Silver sponsors

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark OfficeWisdomainTsai, Lee & ChenHTSNLOSugimura International Patent and Trademark AttorneysSonoda & Kobayashi IP Law

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Osaka Institute of TechnologyIntellectual Property Association of JapanInternational IP Commercialization CouncilIntellectual Property Owners AssociationIP BridgeSyndefense

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Programme

- Thursday Sep 8 2016
08:00-09:00 Coffee and light refreshments
09:00-18:00 Plenary sessions
09:00-09:05 Opening remarks - IAM
09:05-09:15 Guest of honour welcome address

Speaker

Setsuo Iuchi, Secretary general, IP strategy headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat

09:15-09:30 Keynote speech

Speaker

Yoshinori Komiya, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office

09:30-10:45 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.

  • Defining patent value in key Asian markets
  • The rise of China and India for litigation and licensing
  • Developing best practice strategies for Asia

Moderator

Toshiya Watanabe, Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo

Speakers

Eric Damon, Director, IP licensing, Asia-Pacific, IBM Corporation
Xiangyun Jin, Managing partner and patent attorney, Chofn IP
Yoichi Okumura, Global head of intellectual property, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Yoshiaki Tokuda, General manager, strategy department, IP centre, Panasonic Corporation

10:45-11:15 Networking break
11:15-12:30 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.

  • The changing patent landscape in the United States
  • Patent litigation in the European Union and the future of the Unified Patent Court
  • Navigating the SEP and FRAND maze

Moderator

Eiji Katayama, Partner, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama

Speakers

Doris Johnson Hines, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
Dina Kallay, Director, intellectual property and competition, IP rights and licensing, Ericsson
Motoyuki Koike, General manager, IP risk management department, IP division, Sony
Tatsuaki Wakabayashi, Managing director, IP department, NTT DOCOMO, INC

12:30-13:45 Lunch and networking break
13:45-15:00 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.

  • Strategic divesting of non-core assets
  • Service providers as a partner
  • Making the right decisions at the right time

Moderator

Norishige Hayakawa, CEO, Hagaminomori Corporation

Speakers

Jako Eleveld, Head of IP licensing, Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
Shoei Imai, General manager, IP division, FUJIFILM Corporation
Masanobu Katoh, Executive director and country head, Japan, Invention Development Fund
Hiroshi Kawana, General manager, IP department, KDDI Corporation
Terry Ludlow, President, TechInsights

15:00-15:30 Networking break
15:30-16:45 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.

  • Identifying core assets and white spaces
  • When to create, when to buy
  • Collaboration and consolidation

Moderator

Makoto Ogino, Professor and head of the master's of IP department, Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Studies

Speakers

Tatsuo Nakamura, President and CEO, VALUENEX, Inc
Maki Ohmizu, Senior vice president, legal, compliance and intellectual property, Fujitsu Limited
Bin Sun, Chief legal officer, Xiaomi Inc
Logan Xie, Vice president, global patents, LeEco

16:45-17:00 Networking break
17:00-18:00 Special session: The way ahead for IP in Japan

Moderator

Shoichi Okuyama, Principal, Okuyama & Sasajima

Speakers

Yuichiro Kawamura, Senior vice president, Honda Patents & Technologies North America
Kenichi Nagasawa, Managing executive officer and group executive, corporate IP and legal headquarters, Canon Inc
Hidehiro Yokoo, Former secretary general, IP strategy headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat
Shigeharu Yoshii, CEO, IP Bridge Inc

18:00-19:30 Drinks reception

Platinum sponsor

Chofn IP

Gold sponsors

ChipworksIntralinkIAM Market Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP VALUENEX, Inc

Silver sponsors

Shobayashi International Patent & Trademark OfficeWisdomainTsai, Lee & ChenSugimura International Patent and Trademark AttorneysNLOHTSSonoda & Kobayashi IP Law

Supported by

International IP Commercialization CouncilIntellectual Property Association of JapanOsaka Institute of TechnologySyndefenseIP BridgeIntellectual Property Owners Association

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