June 2019

On June 6, 2019: S&E Held a Study Group on Intellectual Property in China and Taiwan.

On June 6, 2019: S&E held a study group on the Intellectual Property in China and Taiwan at Sonderhoff and Einsel’s firm office.

Ms. Xiaofen Wu (Chinese patent attorney) of S&E gave a presentation on the “Patent Linkage System in China and Taiwan”, in which many Japanese pharmaceutical companies have shown great interest.

In China, which ranks second after the United States in the global pharmaceutical market, reforms of the pharmaceutical industry have been progressing to expand and develop the industry.

In this study group, Ms. Wu explained the situation surrounding the pharmaceutical industry in China, the latest information on the legal system related to pharmaceutical patents, and the patent linkage system in detail. She also described a system in Taiwan which was introduced for the purpose of participating in the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) in the future.

The study group lasted about an hour, and given that there was a lively exchange of questions and opinions, we believe this study group was highly successful. S&E also had a reception after the study group to allow participants further opportunities for communication with Ms. Wu and our other patent attorneys.

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On May 28, 2019: S&E gave a presentation at the LESI 2019 – Annual Conference Yokohama Japan –

The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) held an annual conference in Yokohama, Japan at the Pacifico Yokohama during May 26 through May 28, 2019. On May 28, 2019, Mr. Felix Einsel gave a presentation on “AI – a danger or chance for the job of a patent attorney” in the workshop titled on “Artificial Intelligence – What is It and How Do You Own and License AI-developed inventions and Data?” This workshop explained the basic forms of AI and discussed the various aspects of ownership and licensing of AI and its output. Mr. Einsel’s presentation focused on whether the job of a patent attorney will be overtaken by AI and the importance of exploring new areas of expertise for the patent attorney and making a change in a patent attorney’s education. Based on the lively discussions and Q&A, it is indeed true that AI is being watched closely by everyone with great interest.

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On May 13, 2019 and in Frankfurt on May 16 (Frankfurt), 2019: The China IP Law Seminar was held by the Hamburg Office.

The Chinese Patent Law Seminar organized by the Hamburg Office was held on May 13, 2019 (Hamburg) and May 16 (Frankfurt).

At this seminar, patent attorneys from the Hamburg, Beijing, and Tokyo offices provided an overview of the latest trends in China’s patent law and patent practice that are changing dynamically.

Dr. Zhao (Chinese attorney at law) of the Hamburg Office gave a presentation on the “Revisions of the Patent Law and the Opportunities for Patent Infringement Litigation in China” Ms. Wu (Chinese patent attorney) of the Tokyo office explained the “Pharmaceutical Patent Linkage System in China”, and Mr. Zhao (Chinese patent attorney) of the Beijing Office presented on the “Latest Information on the Practice of Patent Prosecution in China”.

Seven participants attended the seminar in Hamburg and 22 participants joined the seminar in Frankfurt. During the Q&A session, there was a lively exchange of questions and opinions, and we believe the seminars were highly successful.

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