Publications & seminars

Attorneys and patent attorneys of the Firm have been publishing articles and books that
deal with issues in a wide range of the field of laws,
utilizing their knowledge and experiences in their field of specialty.
Also, our staff is well accepted to be speakers at seminars and conferences in which
we introduce our analysis of the latest amendment of laws or
share the actual experiences and expertise in legal practices.

Seminars

2017

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Nobushige Furuhashi October 17, 2017 What's the Technical Problem Sydney AIPPI
Shimako Kato June 13 & 15, 2017 Latest Developments in Inventive Step in Japan and Case Law Munich The Hague European Patent Office
Shimako Kato April 20・21, 2017 Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel in Europe
Patent Potpourri
New York Fordham University
Shimako Kato Feb. 7 & 9, 2017 Latest Developments in Patent Litigation in Japan - Important Court Decisions for Exercising Patent Rights in Japan- Seattle, Washington Palo Alto, California Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Kaoru Kuroda Feb. 1, 2017 Cases of Clarity Requirement of PBP Claims after the Supreme Court Decision Fort Lauderdale, Florida AIPLA
AIPPI
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 31, 2017 PARODY: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE Fort Lauderdale, Florida AIPLA
AIPPI
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 31, 2017 Decision on Scope of Extended Patent Right by District Court & Grand Panel in IP High Court Fort Lauderdale, Florida AIPLA
AIPPI

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2016

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hirokazu Honda October 25, 2016 Decisions & Discussions on Order to Produce Documents in Patent Litigation Washington D.C. AIPLA
Kaoru Kuroda August 30, 2016 Group Work: Drafting Patent Claims (2016 JAUIP Summer IP Seminar –Practitioner Course-) Tokyo IP Graduate School Union (JAUIP)
Shimako Kato June 28, 2016 Latest Developments in Patent litigation in Japan -with a specific focus on the doctrine of equivalents- Munich German-Japanese Associates of Jurists
Hideto Sasaki June 5, 2016 Corporate Reorganization for the Japan Airlines, Co. Tokyo International Insolvency Institute
Shimako Kato May 19, 2016 Priority System in Japan -What US applicants should know when claiming priority in Japan?- Minneapolis, Minnesota AIPLA
Kaoru Kuroda May 13, 2016 United States/Japan Patent Symposium -II. Views from the Administrative Trial Perspective- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington D.C. The Giles S. Rich American Inns of Court
Sumiko Kobayashi April 15, 2016 "Overcoming Difficult Inventive Step Objections" Gold Coast IPTA
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 30, 2016 "Paying the Piper: Fee Shifting in IP Litigation outside the U.S." La Quinta, California AIPLA
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 26, 2016 "How Different or Similar? –Japanese Patent Litigation in Major Asian Countries" La Quinta, California AIPLA
Shimako Kato Jan. 26, 2016 "Recent Supreme Court Decisions on Product-by-Process Claim" La Quinta, California AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 26, 2016 "JP Supreme Court (Nov. 17, 2015) Patent Term Extension based on Second Marketing Approval" La Quinta, California AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 26, 2016 "New Employee Invention System and Guidelines therefor in Japan" La Quinta, California AIPLA

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2015

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hirokazu Honda Oct. 13, 2015 "Double jeopardy: policy-based examination of patent validity" Rio de Janeiro AIPPI
Sumiko Kobayashi April 20, 2015 "Patentable Subject Matter in Japan" Tokyo LES Japan/AIPLA
Shimako Kato April 8-9, 2015 "Medical Use Patent in Japan-Tips for Obtaining and Enforcing Patent" Cambridge Fordham IP Conference
Yasuhito Suzuki March 2, 2015 "New Types of Trademarks in Japan" Jakarta Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan 27, 2015 "New Scheme of Employee Invention System in Japan" Orlando,  Florida AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan 27, 2015 "Road to Reform on Protection & Utilization of Trade Secret" Orlando,  Florida AIPLA
Shimako Kato Jan 27, 2015 "Trends Relating to Patent Infringement Litigation in Japan: Five Good Reasons to File Lawsuits in Japan" Orlando,  Florida AIPLA
Kaoru Kuroda Jan 27, 2015 "Recent Decision(s) Relating to Employee Inventions" Orlando,  Florida AIPLA

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2014

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hirokazu Honda October 21, 2014 "Royalty Amount in FRAND: IP High Court Grand Panel Decision" Washington D.C. AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi April 25, 2014 "Situation of the criteria for the patentable subject matter in Japan" New York Fordham University
Sumiko Kobayashi March. 28, 2014 "IDEA as to HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ROYALTY already paid from perspective in Japan" New York LES US/Canada
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 28, 2014 "Patent Exhaustion in Japan" Phoenix, Arizona AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 28, 2014 "JASRAC & FTC" Phoenix, Arizona AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 28, 2014 "TPP Recent Development" Phoenix, Arizona AIPLA

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2013

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Shimako
Kato
Aug. 3, 2013 Battles Over Standards for Finding Inventive Step -On Which Points Do the IP High Court and JPO Emphasize?- Seoul APAA Korea Group
Shimako
Kato
Jul. 26-27, 2013 FRAND Defense Case in Japan -Comparison with Korean Case- Seattle, Washington University of Washington
Takashi
Fujita
Apr. 22-25, 2013 "How Much is Enough? Patentable Utility of Biopharmaceutical Inventions" Chicago, Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization
Kaoru
Kuroda
Apr. 10, 2013 "Indirect Infringement of Patent for Combination of Drugs (part 2)" Tokyo AIPLA
AIPPI
Sumiko
Kobayashi
Apr. 10, 2013 "Amendment to Patent Act in Japan" Rio de Janeiro LESI
Shimako
Kato
Apr. 4-5, 2013 "Japanese View about Subject Matter Eligibility of Gene Patents –Should the bar be raised?-" New York Fordham University
Yasuhito
Suzuki
Mar. 5, 2013 "Trademark Issues over the Internet" Bangkok Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Kaoru
Kuroda
Jan. 29-30, 2013 "Indirect Infringement of Patent for Combination of Drugs" Tampa, Florida AIPLA
AIPPI

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2012

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Shimako
Kato
Oct. 23, 2012 "Has Japan become a patentee-friendly forum?" Munich German-Japanese Associates of Jurists
Sumiko
Kobayashi
Oct. 14-17, 2012 "Practical Implication of Enactment of Reformed Patent Laws/Regulations in the U.S., Europe and Japan·Amendment to Patent Action in Japan" Toronto LES
Mami
Hino
May. 11, 2012 "US Counsel Alert! Recent Developments in IP Law in Japan" Austin, Texas AIPLA
Shimako Kato Apr. 12-13, 2012 "Has Japan Become a Patentee-friendly Forum? –Recent Patent Infringement Cases in Japan" New York Fordham University
Sumiko Kobayashi Apr. 2, 2012 "Amendment to Patent Act in Japan" Auckland LES
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 23, 2012 "Finding of Invention Disclosed in Cited Prior Art in Finding Non-Inventive Step" Las Vegas, Nevada AIPLA

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2011

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Sumiko Kobayashi Oct. 18, 2011 "Amendment to Patent Act in Japan" San Diego, California LES
Hirokazu Honda Sep. 7, 2011 "Statistical Trend in 2010 & 2011 on Patent Infringement Litigation –JP District Courts" Tokyo AIPLA
AIPPI Japan
Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Hiroshi Kobayashi Sep. 6, 2011 "Japanese IP Reform 2011" Tokyo AIPLA
Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Eiji Katayama May. 23-25, 2011 "Obviousness and the Role of Secondary Considerations in Deciding Obviousness" Brussels IPO
Shimako Kato May. 4, 2011 "IP Prosecution and Enforcement in Japan" Hamburg German-Japanese Association of Jurists
Shimako Kato Apr. 28-29, 2011 "Recent Developments in Inventiveness in Japan" New York Fordham University School of Law
Yasuhito Suzuki Mar. 2, 2011 "New Types of Trademarks in Japan" Manila Japan Patent Attorneys Association
Sumiko Kobayashi Feb. 2, 2011 "Double Track in Japan" Orlando, Florida AIPLA, Japan Study Group
AIPPI Japan, etc.
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 7, 2011 "Double Track in Japan" Singapore Global Forum of Intellectual Property

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2010

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hiroshi Kobayashi Dec. 27, 2010 "Intellectual Property System -General and Specifics-" Beijing Renmin University
Sumiko Kobayashi Sep. 9, 2010 "Arbitration workshop (including arbitration in Japan)" Munich FICPI
Yasuhito Suzuki Jun. 6-8, 2010 "Most Recent Cases Affecting Trademark Licensing" Budapest LES
Shimako Kato May. 6-7, 2010 "Die Erfinderische Tätigkeit in Japan" Rostock-Warnemünde VPP
Sumiko Kobayashi Apr. 12, 2010 "Patent Term Extension in Japan" Sandton / Johannesburg LESI
Shimako Kato Apr. 8-9, 2010 "Development in Description Requirement in Japan" New York Fordham University School of Law
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 26, 2010 "Successful Action against Generic: Injunctions, Damages & Prior User Right" La Quinta, California AIPLA
AIPPI Japan
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 26, 2010 "Ease of Invention" La Quinta, California AIPLA
AIPPI Japan

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2009

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hiroshi Kobayashi Oct. 19, 2009 "International Patent Exhaustion in the Wake of Quanta v. LG: The Global Impact on Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Transactions" San Francisco, California LES(USA & Canada)
Masahiro Otsuki Oct. 13, 2009 "Japan Patent Reform -Report on JPO Commissioner's Study Group" Washington D.C. AIPLA
Eiji Katayama Oct. 10-15, 2009 "Selection Invention -A View From the Japanese Case Law-" Buenos Aires AIPPI
Eiji Katayama Sep. 23, 2009 "Patent Litigation in Japan From an Attorney’s Point of View" München DJJV
JIPA
JPAA
AIPPI Japan
Eiji Katayama Jul. 24.25,2009 "Doctrine of Equivalents in Japan Perspective from Attorney" Seattle, Washington University of Washington School of Law
Sumiko Kobayashi
(moderator and speaker)
Jun. 10,2009 "Licensing Opportunities in Environmental Technologies - How to Cope with Global Warming" Manila LESI, Chemical, Energy and Environment Committee
Shimako Kato Apr. 15.16, 2009 "Recent Decisions Regarding Pharmaceutical Patents in Japan" Cambridge Fordham University School of Law
Eiji Katayama Apr. 15.16, 2009 "Proof Issues under the Japanese Patent Litigation" Cambridge Fordham University School of Law
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 27, 2009 "Case Law in Japan Rendered by IP High Court on "Scope of Examination in Appeal from Examiner’s Rejection"" Miami, Florida AIPLA
Shimako Kato Jan. 9, 2009 "Discussion over Patentable Subject Matter in Japan" Singapore IP Academy (Singapore)

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2008

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hiroshi Kobayashi Dec. 2, 2008 "IP High Court Decision re Disclaimer" Tokyo CIPA-JPAA
Makoto Hattori Oct. 21, 2008 "Possibility of Limiting Injunctive Relief Under the Japanese Law" Washington D.C. AIPLA
Hiroshi Kobayashi Oct. 20, 2008 "IP High Court Enlarged Panel Decision re Disclaimer" Washington D.C. AIPLA
Eiji Katayama Sep. 23, 2008 "Employee Invention in Japan" San Diego, California IPO
Eiji Katayama Sep. 9, 2008 "Patent Remedies and Compulsory License" Boston, Massachusetts AIPPI
Sumiko Kobayashi
(speaker)
May. 5, 2008 "Novelty of Chemical Compositions - Interpretation of Sale as Public Practice - The View from Japan" Chicago, Illinois LESI
Sumiko Kobayashi
(moderator)
May. 5, 2008 "Novelty of Chemical Compositions - Interpretation of Sale as Public Practice" Chicago, Illinois LESI
Shimako Kato Mar. 26, 2008 "Patent Exhaustion Doctrine in Japan; In the light of recent supreme court decision" New York IP Academy (Singapore) and Fordham University School of Law
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 22, 2008 "Interplay between Invalidity Defense and Possible Correction of Patent" Phoenix, Arizona AIPLA, Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) and AIPPI Japan
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 22, 2008 "Update on Recent Statistics on Patent Infringement Lawsuits in Japan" Phoenix, Arizona Japan Committee of AIPLA

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2007

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hirokazu Honda Oct. 16, 2007 "Settlement Practice in Employee's Invention Lawsuits" Washington D.C. AIPLA
Makoto Hattori Jun. 26, 2007 "How Pharmaceutical Makers use Trademark Law to exclude Generic Manufacturers" Macau Institute of European Studies of Macau
Hirokazu Honda Apr. 18, 2007 "Recent Infringement Judgments - Cases in which Patentees Won!" Tokyo AIPLA/AIPPI-Japan/Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Naho Ebata Apr. 18, 2007 "New System for Registration of Comprehensive License Agreements" Tokyo AIPLA/AIPPI-Japan/Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 23, 2007 "Double Track in Invalidity Defense & Section 104ter of JP Patent Law" New Orleans, Louisiana AIPLA IP Practice in Japan Committee

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2006

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hiroshi Kobayashi Oct. 17, 2006 "Recent Case Law in Pharmaceutical Field" Washington D.C. AIPLA IP Practice in Japan Committee
Sumiko Kobayashi Apr. 10, 2006 "Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Pacific Rim" Seoul LES
Sumiko Kobayashi Mar. 6, 2006 "Divisional Application System in Japan" Whistler PATSKI
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 31, 2006 "Proposed Amendment to the Japanese Patent Law" La Quinta, California AIPLA JPAA,
AIPPI Japan

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2005

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Hiroshi Kobayashi Oct. 25, 2005 "Japanese View on Patent Reform Act 2005" Washington D.C. AIPLA
Eiji Katayama Sep. 8-9, 2005 "Non-Conventional Marks or Trade Dress from Japan Perspective" Vancouver INTA/WIPO
Eiji Katayama Jun. 14, 2005 "International Patent Disputes
"Patent Litigation in Japan""
London  
Hirokazu Honda Apr. 12, 2005 "Innovative and Strategic Use of Customs Measures for Patent Infringement" Tokyo AIPLA/AIPPI-Japan/Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Eiji Katayama Feb. 2005 "Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, The Program on Intellectual Property
"Patent Litigation in Japan and its Recent Developments""
Tokyo Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 25, 2005 "Customs Office Proceedings for Stopping Importation of Goods allegedly infringing Japanese Patents" Orlando, Florida AIPLA MWI Pre-meeting
Eiji Katayama Jan. 20-21, 2005 "India IPR Delegation of 2005 with Judge Rader, Laddie and Dr.Meier-Beck "Japan-Industry's Role in promoting a strong patent system"" Mumbai  
Eiji Katayama Jan. 20-21, 2005 "India IPR Delegation of 2005 with Judge Rader, Laddie and Dr.Meier-Beck "Japan-Government's Role in promoting a strong patent system"" New Delhi  

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2004

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Makoto Hattori Oct. 29, 2004 "New measure to block patent infringing goods at the waterfront in Japan" Rochester, New York RIPLA
Hiroshi Kobayashi Oct. 18, 2004 "JP Pharmaceutical Patent Practices"
"Recent Changes of Japanese IP Litigation"
New Jersey a major pharmaceutical company
Eiji Katayama Sep. 13-14, 2004 "IPO Annual Meeting
"Patent Enforcement in Japan""
Boston,
Massachusetts
 
Eiji Katayama Jun. 16-17, 2004 "2004 High Technology Protection Summit
"Possibility of New Forum for Patent Infringement in Japan""
Seattle,
Washington
 
Eiji Katayama Feb. 2004 "Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation, The Program on Intellectual Property
"Patent Litigation in Japan and its Recent Developments""
Tokyo Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation

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1994

Speaker Date Title Place Host/Sponsor
Megumu Kurokawa Jun. 20, 1994 "Background of Japanese Patent System" Arlington, Virginia AIPLA

Seminars

2014

Speaker Date Title Place Host / Sponsor
Sumiko Kobayashi April 25, 2014 "Situation of the criteria for the patentable subject matter in Japan" New York Fordham University
Sumiko Kobayashi March. 28, 2014 "IDEA as to HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ROYALTY already paid from perspective in Japan" New York LES US/Canada
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 28, 2014 "Patent Exhaustion in Japan" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 28, 2014 "JASRAC & FTC" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 28, 2014 "TPP Recent Development" Arizona, USA AIPLA

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2013

Speaker Date Title Place Host / Sponsor
Sumiko Kobayashi April 25, 2014 "Situation of the criteria for the patentable subject matter in Japan" New York Fordham University
Sumiko Kobayashi March. 28, 2014 "IDEA as to HOW TO DEAL WITH THE ROYALTY already paid from perspective in Japan" New York LES US/Canada
Kaoru Kuroda Jan. 28, 2014 "Patent Exhaustion in Japan" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Hirokazu Honda Jan. 28, 2014 "JASRAC & FTC" Arizona, USA AIPLA
Sumiko Kobayashi Jan. 28, 2014 "TPP Recent Development" Arizona, USA AIPLA