This year, the Waseda Global Patent Conference will be conducted as a Zoom Webinar, accomodating the time zones of participants in the US and Japan. Both panels will be supported by simultaneous interpretation (Japanese and English). Participation is free of charge, but resistration is required via [ https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6qh98BgMQEqWxSRIwQxgJw].
Part1: Oct 30, 2020 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (JST) Oct 29, 2020 8:00-10:00 p.m. (ET)
Part2: Oct 31, 2020 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. (JST) Oct 30, 2020 8:00-10:00 p.m. (ET)
Part1: Patent Litigation and Evidence Collection during the Pandemic
Part2: Patent Claim Construction and DoE
|Language: Japanese and English (simltaneous interpretation)|
|Host: Waseda University Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Waseda University Faculty of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Pennsylvania Centre for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC), and the FCBA|
|Participation fee: Free|
Patent Litigation and Evidence Collection During the Pandemic
The second panel will explore recent developments in patent claim construction in the US and Japan, in particular the diverging developments in relation to the doctrine of equivalents. While the Grand Bench of the Intellectual Property High Court in Japan may have re-invigorated the doctrine in its 2016 Maxacalcitol decision, the Federal Circuit in the US has appeared to take a more cautious approach; for example, in its 2019 decision in Amgen v. Sandoz, the Federal Circuit held that the doctrine applies only in exceptional cases. Federal Circuit Chief Judge Prost and IP High Court Presiding Judge Mori will discuss the background to these developments with leading experts from US and Japanese academia and practice.
Both panels will feature introductory remarks by the panelists and a moderated panel discussion before a Q&A session and discussion with the audience.
In addition, participants of the program are invited to join a separate discussion between USPTO Director Iancu and JPO Commissioner Kasutani on the patent systems and innovation on Friday evening Japanese time / Friday morning US time.
Addendum: October 30, 2020, 9 pm to 10 pm (Japanese time) / October 30, 8am to 9 am (ET):
*separate registration required (free of charge for conference participants)
- Commissioner Toshihide Kasutani (JPO)
- Director Andrei Iancu (USPTO)