starDiscover IP Japan Conference 2018

The Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) will present its 2018 seminar, "Discover IP Japan Conference 2018," on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Houston.

HIPLA is pleased to sponsor this seminar, which has been designed for U.S. attorneys to learn more about the patent prosecution and litigation practices and trademark and design rights in Japan.

DATE: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LOCATION: The Houston Club
910 Louisiana St.
One Shell Plaza, Suite 4900
Houston, TX 77002

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3.25 hours of CLE credit available.

Registration is free and space is limited.
Registration Deadline:


9:30 am - Registration and light meal

10:00 am - Welcome Remarks

10:20 am - Plenary Session 1: Benefits of Including Japan as a Key Part of Your Company's IP Portfolio and Filing Strategies

11:00 am - Break

10:15 am - Plenary Session 2: International Patent Exhaustion

11:45 am - Lunch

1:15 pm - Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Patent Prosecution Practice in Japan - Tips for Obtaining a Patent

Session 2: Strategic Enforcement of Patent Rights in Japan - What U.S. Patentees Should Know When Enforcing Japanese Patents

2:15 pm - Coffee Break

2:30 pm - Concurrent Sessions
Session 3: Post-Grant Review in Japan
Session 4: Additional Approaches - Using Design Rights to Protect Your Technology in Japan

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