Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Top Japanese IP judge comes to town

On Wednesday 19 February our friends at IBIL, the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law at University College London, are offering a fascinating insight into how patent litigation -- and indeed all IP litigation --works in practice in Japan, a jurisdiction that is positively bristling with patents.   The programme looks like this:
UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) Lecture

How Japanese IP Litigation Really Works
with Chief Judge Toshiaki Iimura of the IP High Court, Tokyo

Chaired by The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob, Sir Hugh Laddie Chair of Intellectual Property Law, UCL Faculty of Laws

Wednesday 19 February 2014 from 6.00- 7.30pm
Followed by a reception 
About the eventThe Chief Judge will cover all the following topics, answer questions and entering into debate: 
  • General: the court structure, numbers, speed and trends, who the judges are and how they are selected;
  • Interim injunctions;
  • Procedures on the way to trial including discovery, party and court experts, what happens when the defendant attacks validity and the Japanese approach to bifurcation;
  • Remedies, injunctions (mandatory or discretionary) damages, account of profits, legal costs, international jurisdiction
  • Invalidation actions
  • Post-trial procedure and the active involvement of judges in settlement discussions.

Registration Bentham House Foyer
Professor Sir Robin Jacob 
The Lecture
19:15Reception in the Keeton Room
If you'd like to register, or even if you'd just like to browse through the names of those who have already registered, just click here.

You can read an interview from 2012 with Chief Judge Iimura in Managing Intellectual Property, here

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