Participation in Workshop Held at State of Andhra Pradesh, India
On February 24, 2016, Judge Akira Katase of the IP High Court participated in the International Workshop on “Intellectual Property, Commercial and Emerging Laws” hosted by JETRO, etc. and held at Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh (AP), India.
At the opening ceremony, Judge Katase delivered an opening address with Mr. Naidu, the Chief Minister of AP, Justice Ramana of the Supreme Court, and others and participated in a session entitled “Basics of Intellectual Property Rights”.
At the session, moderated by Justice Lokur of the Supreme Court, Judge Ramasubramanian of the Telangana and AP High Court gave an explanation on IP-related litigations from the viewpoint of a court, Senior Advocate Singh of the Dehli High Court gave an explanation on the same from the viewpoint of an interested party, and Judge Katase gave an explanation on the same from the viewpoint of international comparison. Judge Katase delivered a speech about the current circumstances of suits against appeal/trial decisions made by the JPO and patent infringement litigations, the doctrine of equivalent, the defense of patent invalidity, a role of the IP High Court, the judicial research officials system, and other matters in Japan, under the title “Judicial System in Japan (IP-related case).” Then, an active Q&A session was held about the actual circumstances of the trademark examination and a comparison on so-called double track system between Japan and India, in which Justice Lokur of the Supreme Court was intensely interested in the judicial research officials system in Japan.
The summary of speech is available here. (PDF424KB)