Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Sonoda & Kobayashi

Dear Valued Clients and Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that Sonoda & Kobayashi is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year!

Our team would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for your continuous support over these last two decades.

We remain dedicated to providing you with the best expertise in protecting your IP rights in Japan, and we look forward reinforcing our ties with all of you.

With warm regards.

 

New Sonoda &Kobayashi: YouTube Channel

Sonoda & Kobayashi now has its own YouTube Channel “Sonoda Kobayashi Patent”.

On our YouTube Channel, you will have the opportunity to watch our previous and future Webinars on new topics in Intellectual Property Law in English and soon, in Japanese too.

Please do not hesitate to subscribe. We wish you a very good viewing !

New Sonoda &Kobayashi: YouTube Channel

Video for the seminar-‘Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing in IP: a European/Japanese Comparative Analysis’

Sonoda & Kobayashi successfully held a seminar on March 1, 2018 addressing the topic of ‘Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing in IP: a European/Japanese Comparative Analysis’ in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk and the Murgitroyd Munich Office.

For those who were unable to attend, this seminar is now available at the following link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxA3JKnscJw

* Please note that, due to technical difficulties, the beginning portion of the video was unable to be recorded.

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. 

Click here for details.

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.

Click here for details.

Participation in 2017 Patent Information Fair & Conference

At the Science & Technology Museum*Kitanomarukoen held from November 8, 2017 (Wednesday) to November 10, 2017 (Friday), SONODA & KOBAYASHI IP GROUP had its own booth. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth; your presence greatly contributed to our success. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who, though being very busy, took the time to attend and visit our group’s booth.

Click here for details.

 

Webinar/ Technology Transfer Webinar 15: Intellectual Property And The VR/AR

With the cooperation and help of the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Help Desk, Patent Attorney Yoshitaka SONODA and Nicole BIGLER successfully held a web seminar on October 27, 2017 concerning the theme of Intellectual Property and the VR/AR environment. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who, though being very busy, took the time to attend this web seminar. This web seminar can be viewed or listened to at any time with the following link, so for those who were unable to attend, please check out the following link.

http://www.eu-jp-tthelpdesk.eu/library/video/last-webinars/webinar-15-intellectual-property-and-the-vrar-environments/

China Patent Annual Conference (Beijing)

Dr. Ishioka, Ms. Wang and Ms. Bigler will run a booth and give a speech about “The Current State of Opposition in Japan” at the China Patent Annual Conference (former: PIAC) in Beijing.

Dr. Sonoda and Ms. Crick’s paper was published in World Intellectual Property Review.

Dr. Sonoda and Ms. Crick’s paper, titled “Avoiding the Perils of Collaboration”, was published in World Intellectual Property Review on June 9, 2017. Click here for details.