October 20


Recent Developments in EU and Japanese IP Law

EUJC Technology Transfer Helpdesk Republique française - INPI




This seminar will offer an update on the adoption of the Unitary Patent system, which will contribute in making the protection of inventions in Europe simpler and more effective by allowing applicants to protect their inventions in EU countries by submitting one single patent application. The speakers will discuss how the Unitary Patent system is going to boost R&D activities, and facilitate the path of innovative products and services.
The seminar will also cover topics related to the growing adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and applications. In fact, the importance of AI it is now posing questions that must be clearly answered as this technology progresses. The speakers will cover main topics about AI-related inventions, their protection, and about the potential changes that IP legal frameworks might need to experience. The seminar will discuss the current situation from a European and Japanese perspective with an eye to the future.


14h30 Registration
15:00-15:15 Welcome and opening remarks by
Ms. Marjut HANNONEN, Minister Counsellor, Head of Trade Section of the EU Delegation to Japan
Mr. HAMANO Koichi, JPO Commissioner
Mr. Pascal Faure, INPI General Director
15:15-15:20 Introduction to the EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk
Presentation Sessions
Panel 1: Update on the Unitary Patent System and the PPH in Japan

Update on the Unitary Patent System

Mr. Jean-Christophe Rolland - President of the Compagnie Nationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (CNCPI)- French Patent Attorney /CNCPI


PPH in Japan: focus on French and EPO PPH

Mr. NISHIOKA Takahisa, Deputy Director, Examination Policy Planning Office, Administrative Affairs Division, JPO

Mr. FX De Beaufort Action economic Director at INPI France
16:00-16:15 Q & A
Panel 2: AI patenting and future challenges

AI patenting in the EU and future challenges

Mr. Jean Marc Deltorn, AI Specialist and former examiner at EPO


AI patenting in Japan and future challenges

Mr. Fumio Takahashi, Patent Attorney, SHIGA International Patent Office

Mr. Luca Escoffier, Project Manager, EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk - EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
17:00-17:15 Q & A
17:15-17:20 Closing Remarks by Mr. Manuel Hubert, EU-side Managing Director, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
17:20-19:00 Networking Reception

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