Three days in Tokyo
In November 2015 Tokyo’s Palace Hotel played host to the third annual IPBC Asia. In attendance were over 500 senior delegates from Asia-Pacific and beyond. What became clear over the three days of the event was that while other parts of the world may currently be in the IP doldrums, in Asia the mood is upbeat as intellectual property takes centre stage and strategies for managing assets grow ever more sophisticated
Japan has had a National IP Strategy coordinated at cabinet level since the beginning of the 2000s. Hidehori Yokoo – the secretary general of the IP Strategy HQ in the Cabinet Secretariat, who delivered the welcome address at IPBC Asia – talked delegates through some of the current priorities. Notably, he highlighted the recent creation of a review team to look at patent litigation in Japan and how it might be improved from the perspective of patent owners.
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