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The holding of IP High Court Workshop

The IP High Court Workshop was held on April 21, 2017, at which the lectures by Mr. Randall R. Rader, the former Chief Judge of CAFC (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit),, Mr. Kenichi Hattori, a U.S. lawyer, and Mr. Scott M. Daniels, a U.S. patent attorney, were given.
First, Mr. Hattori gave a lecture on comparisons between patent systems in the U.S. and in Japan from the viewpoint of “differences between both countries in the way to balance separated powers of administration, legislation and judicature as well as the way to amend relevant laws.” Next, the former CAFC Chief Judge Rader overviewed recent trends related to the U.S. Patent Act (35 U.S. Code) under the title, “The Unique U.S. Patent System and Its Future Course.” Finally, Mr. Daniels explained the contents of the latest decisions rendered by the Supreme Court of the United States, under the title, “Two Patent Law Cases at the U.S. Supreme Court in Early 2017.” After the lectures, an active Q & A session was held with respect to the current circumstances surrounding anti-patent troll measures, the interpretation of requirements stipulated in 35 U.S. Code-Patents 271 (f)(1), and the expected impact of the new U.S. administration on the Japanese patent system, as well as other topics.
After the session, the former CAFC Chief Judge Rader and other lecturers had close discussions and exchange of views with Presiding Judge Yoshiyuki Mori and other judges of IP High Court.

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