Date    March 4, 2023(Sat) 13:00~17:30
Venue    Waseda University, Building No.3 Room 502 (campus map) 
            (in-person and online via zoom) 
Part 1: The Advent of the UPC
Part 2: Procedural Issues (Evidence Collection & Role of Experts)
      English & Japanese (simultaneous translation)
Host    Waseda University RCLIP, Nagoya University
Co-host  Meiji University IPLPI, Japan Patent Office, Japan Patent Attorneys Association, and the Intellectual Property Lawyers Network Japan
Application  For online participation, please register at the below URL:
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*As a precaution against the spread of the novel coronavirus, we ask that those who are not feeling well or who are at high risk of serious illness if infected participate in the event by online viewing (please refer to the above “Application”) instead of attending in-person.
13:00 – 13:10: Opening Remarks:
Toshiaki Iimura, Former Chief Judge, IP High Court of Japan

13:10 – 15:00: Part 1: The Advent of the UPC

Moderator: Prof. Christoph Rademacher, Waseda University

  • Judge Klaus Grabinski, President, UPC Court of Appeal
  • Max Haedicke, University of Freiburg; Future Judge, UPC Central Division
  • Alexander Ritter, German Attorney, Baker & McKenzie, Munich
  • Christian Wende, European and German Patent Attorney, DTS Patent Law Firm, Munich
  • Shimako Kato, Japanese Patent Attorney, Abe Ikubo & Katayama Law Firm

15:30 – 17:30: Part 2: Procedural Issues (Evidence Collection & Role of Experts)

Moderator: Prof. Masabumi Suzuki, Nagoya University

  • Judge Takafumi Kokubu, Presiding Judge, Tokyo District Court 
  • Makoto Hattori, Japanese Attorney, Abe Ikubo & Katayama Law Firm  
  • Lisa Rieth, German Attorney, Arnold Ruess, Duesseldorf
  • Marleen van den Horst, Dutch Attorney, La Gro Geelkerken, The Hague
  • Alexander Wiese, German Attorney, Wildanger, Duesseldorf  
  • Judge Klaus Grabinski
  • Max Haedicke
Closing Remarks:
Prof. Ryu Takabayashi, Waseda University

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