Events

2019-10-28

Seminar-Exploring new IP landscapes and trends in the EU and Japan

2019-09-02

10th China Intellectual Property Annual Conference (CIPAC)

We will attend the 10th China Intellectual Property Annual Conference (CIPAC), from September 2nd to September 3rd in Hangzhou, China.

 

We are pleased to announce that we will have a booth and that Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda will give a speech titled “Differences between JPO, CNIPA and EPO in Substantive Examination at Opposition/Appeal Stages”.

 

For more event details, please visit the website.

 

If you would like to arrange a meeting during the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at IAD@patents.jp.

Location Hangzhou, China Language English
Organizer CNIPR (China Intellectual Property Right Net) Fee
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2019-10-28

Webinar –“Patents: Patentability of Software Invention and AI-Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends”

2018-12-17

Webinar – “Patents: employee inventions – overview of legal systems and recent trends”

2018-10-16

Korean-EU IPR Conference

Nicole BIGLER, Kazuyuki SEMBA and Akira FUJII will participate to an IPR Conference in Seoul organized by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea. This Conference will cover the current IP challenges aroused by the Industry 4.0 and new technologies. Kazuyuki SEMBA will give a presentation by addressing the topic of “IP Related Issues of Cloud Technology in Japan”. Akira FUJII is also expected to take part in a Q&A session.

Location Null Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, South Korea Language English and Korean
Organizer European Chamber of Commerce in Korea Fee For visitors free of charge
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2018-10-03

IPR SUPPORT PROGRAMME

In collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, Sonoda&Kobayashi IP Law launches its new IPR Support Program which offers the opportunity to young inventors, entrepreneurs and start-ups to protect their inventions by receiving free legal advice and assistance during a 30 minutes consultation.

Location Internet Language English
Organizer Sonoda&Kobayashi IP Law + EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, Fee
Notes We want to make an annoucement of this IPR Support Program on our Website and also on LinkedIn.

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2018-06-29

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.

Location online Language ENGLISH
Organizer EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – Brussels Office Fee
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2018-07-18 ~ 2018-07-20

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.

 

 

 

Location 東京ビッグサイト 西3・4ホール Language Japanese
Organizer 日経BP社 Fee
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2018-04-27

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.

Location on the website Language ENGLISH
Organizer EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation – Brussels Office Fee free of charge
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2018-03-01

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. 

*Publication of the latter half of the seminar is here (2018.05.15).

Location Delegation of the European Union to Japan (Europa House, 4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0047) Language English/Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation)
Organizer EU Japan Technology Transfer Desk Fee Free (pre-registration required)
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2017-11-08 ~ 2017-11-10

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.

Location Science Museum, Kitanomaru Park Language Japanese
Organizer the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, the Japan Patent Information Organization, and Fuji Sankei Business i, Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. Fee
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2017-10-27

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/

Location on the website Language English
Organizer The EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk Fee
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2017-06-06, 2017-06-08

MIP IP in Asia Forum 2017 (Washington DC and Palo Alto)

Sponsored the Forum. Nicole Bigler, Paul Tokeshi and Yoshitaka Sonoda
acted as the panelists for the seminar, ‘ Japan in 2017: trends in patent prosecution
and adversarial proceedings.

http://www.managingip.com/stub.aspx?stubid=33980

Location Sofitel Lafayette Square, Washington DC and Sheraton Hotel, Palo Alto Language English
Organizer Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Fee
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2015-06-09

MIP IP in Asia Forum 2015 (München)

At an event related to intellectual property in Asia, hosted by Managing Intellectual Property, Akira Fujii, Diane Beylier, and Nicole Bigler presented a panel discussion with the theme of “Patents and Trademarks in Japan: Prosecution and Litigation Key Points and Advice.” Akira Fujii was presented with “the most inventive slide” at this event. The atmosphere and pictures of this event were also featured on MIP’s official blog.

http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3468635/IP-in-Asia-2four-takeaways .html

Location Hilton Munich City Hotel、München Language English
Organizer Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Fee
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2015-06-09

MIP IP in Asia Forum 2015 (London)

At an event related to intellectual property in Asia, hosted by Managing Intellectual Property, Yoshitaka Sonoda and Camille Pennec, presented a discussion with the theme of “Patents and Trademarks in Japan: Prosecution and Litigation Key Points and Advice.” The atmosphere and pictures of this event were also featured on MIP’s official blog.
http://www.managingip.com/Blog/3462992/IP-in-Asia-1takeaways-from-London-forum.html

Location Bloomsbury Hotel、LONDON Language English
Organizer Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) Fee
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