Information on the Seminar “Global Initiatives of the JPO and IP Strategies of Companies” at the IP WEEK @ SG 2016

Event Details

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will hold a seminar titled “Global Initiatives of the JPO and IP Strategies of Companies” as part of the IP WEEK @ SG 2016 to be held in Singapore. The theme of the seminar is IP strategy, in particular acquisition and utilization of rights. When companies expand their business overseas, it has become more important to appropriately acquire and utilize IP rights in various countries. At the seminar, the JPO will introduce its global initiatives and Japanese companies will share their IP strategies based on acquisition and utilization of rights with the participants. A panel discussion on the future direction of how companies address acquisition/utilization of IP rights will also be conducted.

Event Outline

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration for the Seminar will start at 8:30 a.m.)
Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo & Convention Center, Cassia Jr. 3311-3312

Seminar Program





8:30- 9:00


9:00- 9:15

Opening remarks from:

-       Yoshinori KOMIYA, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office

-       Embassy of Japan in Singapore


9:15- 9:45

Global Initiatives of the JPO

Japan Patent Office


IP Strategies of Companies 1

Toshimoto MITOMO

Corporate Executive, Sony Corp.


Coffee Break


IP Strategies of Companies 2

Yoshiaki TOKUDA, General Manager, Strategy Department, Intellectual Property Centre, Panasonic Corp.


Acquisition and Utilization of IP Rights (Panel Discussion and Q&A)


-       Toshimoto MITOMO

-       Yoshiaki TOKUDA

-       Wataru SHIMIZU (Partner, Anderson Mōri and Tomotsune)

-       Hitoshi AMANO (Managing Director, IP Department, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED))



-       Japan Patent Office



*Free Participation

To sign up for the seminar, please send your name and contact address to the e-mail address

below. Please note that we will close applications when the seminar reaches the maximum

number of participants.

Contact Person

Mr. Yushi UEDA

International Cooperation Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department,

Japan Patent Office


Tel.: 81-3-3503-4689

Deadline of application:  August 5, 2016