July 2019

On July 25, 2019: Attorneys Ayuko Nemoto and Ryo Takamatsu gave a presentation at the Legal & Compliance Committee of the American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manufacturers’ Association (AMDD).

On July 25, 2019, Attorneys Ayuko Nemoto and Ryo Takamatsu of S&E gave a presentation titled “The 2019 Amendment of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law and its Impact on Manufacturing Medical Devices” at the Legal & Compliance Committee of the American Medical Devices and Diagnostics Manufacturers’ Association (AMDD). Ayuko and Ryo provided an overview of the amendment of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Law which has been submitted to the ordinary Diet session of 2019, and discussed the impact on manufacturing medical devices, as well as certain key practical points to consider regarding the business involving such devices.

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ON JULY 11, 2019: S&E SPONSORED A LATIN AMERICA IP SEMINAR.

On July 11, 2019, S&E sponsored a Latin America IP seminar on “Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Inventions in Latin America”.

At the seminar, Dr. Sergio Escorza, European patent attorney of Ungria, a Spanish firm specialized in intellectual property with many offices in the U.S. and Latin America, explained the main procedures of patent prosecution in Latin America. Since the practices of patent prosecution for pharmaceutical and biotechnical inventions are very different in each country within Latin America, Dr. Escorza provided a detailed explanation of the differences with regard to drafting patent applications to acquisition of patent rights, compulsory licenses after acquisition of patent rights, and the procedures for requesting a trial for patent invalidation.

The study group lasted about an hour and 30 minutes and S&E also had a reception after the study group to allow participants further opportunities for communication with Dr. Escorza.

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