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IP Practice in Japan Pre-Meeting

The Pre-Meeting begins with breakfast on Tuesday, October 23rd at 8:30 a.m., a coffee break at 10:50 a.m., lunch 12:30 p.m. –1:30 p.m. and an afternoon coffee break at 3:35 p.m. We will have a reception on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, October 24th the meeting begins with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. 

The Pre-Meeting is open to all and is a great event for networking with colleagues from Japan and other countries. Presentations will be provided by the speakers from AIPLA, the Japan Patent Attorney Association (JPAA), and possibly from the International Association for the Protection of the Intellectual Property in Japan (AIPPI-J), Japan Trademark Association (JTA) and Japan Patent Office (JPO) on a range of topics such as: 

  • US: Subject Matter Eligibility - Recent Updates from both Bio and Software
  • US: PTAB - Developments and Strategies
  • US: SCOTUS Review - Recent Cases and What is Coming Up
  • US: Recent Developments on Trademark Law and Practice
  • Japan: Recent IP High Court Decisions
  • Japan: Post-Grant Opposition Updates
  • Japan: Update on Examination Standards
  • Japan: Recent Developments on Trademark Law and Practice

*Note: Topics are subject to change.


  • Neil W. Henderson
  •  Yuichi Watanabe


  • $175 - Meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • $145 - Reception and Dinner on Tuesday
    • The Palm Restaurant, Washington, DC 20036
    • Reception at 6:30 pm and Dinner at 7:00 pm

Note: You must be registered for the 2018 Annual Meeting before you can register for this pre-meeting and dinner.