August 2017

On September 28, 2017, S&E Will Conduct a Seminar titled, “Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, Patentability trends in the Life Sciences and Recent developments of the EU Unitary Patent System.”

On September 28, 2017, Grant Tanabe and Ayuko Nemoto will give a presentation jointly with the German law firm Preu Bohlig & Partner at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, details of which are as follows:

Date & Time: Thursday, 28 September 2017, 14:00 – 19:00

(Registration 13:30)

Venue: Delegation of the European Union to Japan (Tokyo)

Europa House, 4-6-28 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku Tokyo 106-0047

Language: English/Japanese (simultaneous translation)

Fee: Free (pre-registration required)

Registration: via the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

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On September 27, 2017: Seminar on the prosecution and exercise of patent and utility model rights in Europe and Germany

On September 27, 2017, S&E will sponsor a seminar for the German law firms Preu Bohlig & Partner and Prüfer & Partner who will present on the prosecution and exercise of patent and utility model rights in Europe and Germany. The details of the seminar are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Time:       Registration 13:30~

Seminar 14:00 – 18:00

Reception 18:15-20:15

Venue: Josuikaikan

Fee: Free (pre-registration required)

Registration: via fax or e-mail to us by September 22, 2017 (registration form )

Please click here for more details. (Japanese only)

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IP Practice: “Announces White Paper on Judicial Protection of IP Rights in 2016”

We are pleased to announce the August 2017 issue of Sonderhoff & Einsel China IP Newsletter.


On April 27, 2017, the China Supreme People’s Court announced in the “Current Situation of Judicial Protection of IP Rights by the Supreme People’s Court (2016)” (“White Paper”), ten court decisions and 50 other representative court decisions regarding the judicial protection of IP rights. The Court’s White Paper provides an overview of the current judicial protection of IP rights in China, and hints at how such protection will be apportioned in the future.
Our newsletter focuses on four key Court decisions which deals with the patent production process, product manuals and instructions for maintenance as publication of prior art, disclosure of use and/or effect for chemical product patent applications, and specifications for gene sequence inventions.


For details, please check the following PDF.

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On September 8, 2017: S&E Will Give a Presentation To the Life Science Innovation Forum 3 by JMAC.

Shogo Matsunaga will give a presentation titled “Biobank Contract Issues” for JMAC’s Life Science Innovation Forum 3’s “Medical Treatment and Biobanking in the Post Genome Era” which will take place on September 8, 2017 from 12:00. Please see below for more details.

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 from 12:30 to 17:00

Room: 304

Language: Japanese

Host: JMAC

Fees: Free

Register: Registration is required. (via JASIS WEB, the deadline is on September 1, 2017)

URL: (Japanese only)

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