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.Continue Reading
Recently, we at Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office have welcomed Mr. Martin Krause, who is registered as both a German patent attorney and European patent attorney, to our sister office (EINSEL Attorney at Law und Rechtsanwälte PartmbB) located in Hamburg, Germany.
We would like to invite our Japanese colleagues to a German IP seminar entitled “Prosecution of German Patents: a comparison with EP Proceedings”, which will be held shortly after the beginning of 2019 and presented by Mr. Krause.
Even as uncertainty surrounding Europe’s political and economic situation increases, it can be said that Germany’s role is expanding. Statistics showing that many Japanese companies are seeking to register their patents at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) rather than at the costly European Patent Office are well known.
At this seminar, Mr. Krause will not focus on proceedings at the EPO, but will instead compare and contrast proceedings in Japan and at the DPMA, a subject about which there is far less information available in Japan.
Mr. Krause, who has a wealth of experience at patent offices and the IP departments of private companies, especially in the automobile field, in which he has worked in a wide variety of capacities, will explain the merits and demerits of acquiring IP rights at the DPMA in an easily understandable way.
Following the seminar, there will be a small reception featuring a new year’s greeting, German wine and pleasant conversation. We hope you will come and enjoy this reception with us.
Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019
Time: Seminar 18:00 – 19:45
Reception 19:45 – 20:45
Venue: meeting room, Sonderhoff & Einsel Law & Patent Office
（18th floor, Shin-marunouchi Center Building, 1-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo）https://se1910.com/contact/
Fee: Free (pre-registration required)
Registration: Please fax or e-mail the completed registration form to Sonderhoff & Einsel by Friday, January 18th.
Language: English (Interpretation/Translation by Mr. Einsel)
Please click here for more details. (Japanese only)
＊Please note that private individuals and those in the field of IP law may be prohibited from attending.