On December 8, 2017 in Tokyo and on December 13, 2017 in Osaka: S&E Gave a Presentation at the WE21 Study Group Held By the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA).

On December 8, 2017, Felix Einsel gave a presentation over 6 hours on the utilization and practice of intellectual property in the EU at the WE21 Study Group held by the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA). He explained the current developments in intellectual property in the EU, in particular the chances of implementation of the unitary patent and unified patent court, latest EU regulations and directives, judgments by the Court of Justice of the European Union and based on the strong tendency that Japanese corporations are shifting their patent applications from the EPO to the German Patent Office, he talked about patent/utility model prosecution and enforcement at the German Patent Office and Courts. This year, 137 participants joined the seminar in Tokyo and 28 participants took part in the seminar in Osaka. The same seminar in an updated version is also planned for the next year.