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

On October 28th, Sonoda & Kobayashi will be co-hosting a seminar together with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk and IAM Media, which will explore new IP landscapes and trends in the EU and Japan.

In particular, this seminar will explore trends, opportunities, and challenges faced by IP professionals, especially in in-house positions, when dealing with strategy-related topics about the IPRs they manage such as international patent filings in the EU and Japan, and the dynamics of corporate IP functions in light of the technological development.

For more details, please visit the website.

Translation service / German to Japanese, Chinese to Japanese

We handle German-Japanese and Chinese-Japanese translation, in addition to English-Japanese and Japanese-English, as we have staff experienced in each of these language pairings.

Webinar – What are important differences between the appeal proceedings at the EPO and JPO?

Sonoda & Kobayashi will hold its next webinar on September 27th, 2019, in collaboration with the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk and Murgitroyd Munich Office.

 

The webinar aims to shed lights on the following questions:

 

1.How do appeals work in both jurisdictions?

2.What should applicants know with respect to cost? The likelihood of success?

3.What are recent trends and what can be anticipated in the near future?

 

If you would to register to this webinar, please complete the webform (Registration deadline: 09/26/2019)

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.

Webinar – Patents: Patentability of Software Inventions and AI – Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends

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

 

In this webinar, we will cover:

 

– The patentability requirements and legal basis for software and AI related inventions in Japan and Europe

– The subject matter eligibility and examination guidelines for such inventions

– Case examples of AI-related inventions in Japan

– The protection of AI-related inventions in European Jurisdictions

 

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

 

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

 

This webinar was held on June 28th, 2018. You can see the video from the following the link here.

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

Sonoda & Kobayashi is pleased to announce our next joint webinar between our firm and the European firm Murgitroyd about Patents: Patentability of Software Invention and AI-Overview of Legal Systems and Recent Trends in Germany, Japan and other European jurisdictions.

 

The Webinar is scheduled on June 28th, 2019, at 10:00 AM CET.

 

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in this topic to attend the webinar. Please register by Thursday, 27th June, 2019 by following the link here.

 

We look forward to your presence online on Friday, 28th June 2019.

IPBC Global

We will attend IPBC Global 2019 from June 16th to June 18th in Boston, USA.

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.

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

Ranked among the top Patent Prosecutors, Dr. Sonoda is recommended by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019. Read more about his extensive experience and knowledge in the field, by accessing the link.

Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law has been ranked in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019

Sonoda & Kobayashi IP Law is ranked among the top firms in Asia for the prosecution and enforcement of IP rights and recommended by IAM Patent 1000 for offering a unique combination of professional expertise and cosmopolitan awareness.

Read the full profile by clicking on the link.

Our new partner and director

We are pleased to announce that Harumi Kokaji became a partner of the firm and Yoko Nagatomo became a director as of April 1, 2019.