October 2017

On October 10, 2017 in Germany: S&E conducted a Seminar titled, “Intellectual Property in Japan.”

On October 10, 2017, Felix Einsel, Nobuchika Mamine, Kengo Sakai and Ayano Ueda gave presentations jointly with the German law firm Preu Bohlig & Partner and Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) in Düsseldorf. Mr. Einsel presented on opposition after patent grants in Japan; Mr. Mamine’s presentation covered applications for protection for designs after Hague Conventions; Mr. Sakai’s presentation focused on patent infringement litigation in Japan; and Ms. Ueda’s presentation noted employee inventions in Japan.

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On October 5, 2017: in Germany, S&E conducted a seminar titled, “Current Developments in Intellectual Property in Japan and Germany”

On October 5, 2017, Felix Einsel, Nobuchika Mamine, Kengo Sakai and Ayano Ueda gave presentations jointly with the German law firm of Preu Bohlig & Partner in Munich. Mr. Einsel presented on recent developments of opposition proceedings against patents granted in Japan; Mr. Mamine’s presentation covered applications of design rights in Japan after the Hague Convention; Mr. Sakai’s presentation focused on patent infringement litigation in Japan; and Ms. Ueda’s presentation noted the recent changes to the employee invention system in Japan.

 

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IP Practice: “Revision of Administrative Regulations of Prioritized Examination”

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

 

The average time period for a patent examination is currently 22 months in China, which is not necessarily long. However, considering the serious risk of patent infringement by copied products, there is a stronger need to ensure that patents are granted quickly. In addition to the PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway), the “Administrative Regulations of Prioritized Examination”, which was revised in 2017, has been used, mainly by Chinese applicants.

 

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