April 27

2018

Technology Transfer Webinar 18: Patents: Opposition proceedings and nullity actions - a comparison between Europe and Japan

27-04-18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET

What are the facts and advices regarding the countermeasures against a competitors patent?

  1. Once the patent is granted, what options do companies have to act against the granted patent ? What are the relevant timeframes and costs to be expected during opposition proceedings at the European Patent Office and the Japanese Patent Office ?

  2. How do EPO and JPO opposition proceedings work in general ? How long do you have to wait for a final decision ? Can you appeal the decision ?

  3. When an opposition is rejected and the patent is maintained (maybe in amended form) by the EPO / JPO. What are the options now ? What are the risks and chances of further proceedings ?

  4. Will the situation in Europe change with the Unitary Patent System ?

What you will learn during this webinar?

Registration deadline: 26/04/2018

In this webinar, we will cover the following:

  • Basics about filing oppositions at the JPO and the EPO (time frame, costs etc)
  • The opposition / appeal procedures at the EPO / JPO
  • The patent was maintained during opposition. What options are left ?
  • Nullity actions in Europe (focus on DE) and JP – possible pitfalls, costs etc.
  • Effect of the Unitary patent system (provided it finally enters into force…)

Speakers: Dr. Yoshitaka Sonoda (Sonoda & Kobayashi) and Dr.sc. Robert Börner (Murgitroyd Munich Office)
Moderator: Luca Escoffier, EU-Japan Technology Transfer Helpdesk, and Diane Beylier, Sonoda & Kobayashi.
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

To register for this webinar, please fill in the webform

Please note that webinar participation is restricted to European Union and Japan headquartered companies, universities, and research institutions.

EU-Japan Centre News

More
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
The latest issue of the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is available on https://www.eu-japan...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...

Events

More
Japan
01/09/2019
Testimonials FROM former participants Ms Gizem Cicek (TR) Trainee at Hitachi Research Lab – VinJ 2016/2017 "Can you imagine yourself feeling so lucky all the time? I couldn’t, until I got a chance...
Japan
01/09/2019
Vulcanus in Japan student internship programme Are you a company in Japan willing to host a European trainee? This programme is for you! “Vulcanus in Japan” is a 1-year internship programme for...

Library

More
July 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the July issue:LEGISLATION AND...
June 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND...
May 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the May issue:LEGISLATION AND...