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Webinar – Patents: opposition proceedings and nullity actions – a comparison between Europe and Japan

Announcement by Sonoda and Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law Firm:

WEBINAR : “Patents: opposition proceedings and nullity actions – a comparison between Europe and Japan” :

Sonoda & Kobayashi is pleased to announce our next joint Webinar between our firm and Murgitroyd about oppositions and nullity actions on Patents – a comparison between European and Japanese systems.

The Webinar is scheduled on April 27th, 2018, at 10:00 am CET.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in this topic to the Webinar. Please register by April 26th, filling in the link here.

We look forward to your presence online on Friday, 27 April, 2018.

Seminar on Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing in IP: a European/Japanese Comparative Analysis

Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a half day seminar together with global IP law Firm, Murgitroyd and the EU Japan Technology Transfer Desk, which will address the cutting edge technologies of Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing and their application to IP in Europe and Japan. 

The seminar will take place in Tokyo at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan on Thursday, 1 March, 2018 from 13:30 and there will be a reception from 17:30. 

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Key steps in Patent Prosecution Procedure in Japan

The factsheet in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk Homepage provides Advice on Patent Prosecution Procedure in Japan.

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Website Updates

Updated Newsletter

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Updated Recruiting Information(Specialist in Law and Client Relationship Management)

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Dr. Mikuni’s paper was published in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Dr. Mikuni’s paper, titled “Overcoming Rejection for Failure to Satisfy Written Description Requirement in Prosecution using Postfiled Data”, was published in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT on October 20, 2017.
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