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News & Events

Webinar – Patents: Employee Inventions – Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends.

Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law Firm presents our latest webinar, titled ‘Patents: Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends’, in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk and Murgitroyd’s Munich office.

 In this webinar, we will cover:

The basics of the different legal systems on employee inventions and remuneration in Japan and several European jurisdictions;

Who owns the right to an invention and how a company can take possession of an invention; What defines adequate remuneration for inventors; and

The potential pitfalls for companies performing R&D.

 Speakers: Dr.sc. Robert Börner (Murgitroyd) and Dr. Akira Fujii (Sonoda & Kobayashi) Moderator: Luca Escoffier (EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk)

 Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – Brussels Office

 This webinar was held on December 17th, 2018. You can see the video from the following the link here.

Release of our promotional video

Our promotional video has been released. Please feel free to have a look at this.

Global Business Support 2018

Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Group will be running a booth (Booth #322) throughout Global Business Support 2018, taking place July 18 – 20 (Wed – Fri) at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba, Tokyo.

For more event details, please visit the website.

If you plan on attending, we’d be happy to mail you free tickets – just send us an e-mail.

Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda has been ranked in IAM 1000 for patent prosecution

Ranked among the top Patent Prosecutors, Dr. Sonoda is recommended by the IAM 1000’s “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018”. Read more about his extensive experience and knowledge in the field, by accessing the link below

http://www.iam-media.com/patent1000/Directory/Detail.aspx?g=6ca43094-4fa5-4212-88d6-4e025a82f1c6&q=S

Webinar –“Patents: Utility Models – Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Tactical Use in Europe, and Japan

Sonoda & Kobayashi is pleased to announce our next joint Webinar between our firm and the European firm Murgitroyd about Patents: Utility Models – Overview of Requirements, Procedures and Tactical Use in Europe, and Japan.

The Webinar is scheduled on June 29th, 2018, at 10:00 AM CET.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in this topic to the Webinar. Please register by Thursday, 28 June, 2018, filling in the link here.

We look forward to your presence online on Friday, 29 June, 2018.

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