April 20, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
TKP Shinagawa Conference Center Room 4D, Keikyu Building No.10, 3-26-33, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo



Professor Toshiko Takenaka

Presentation Outline:

JAT is pleased to welcome Professor Toshiko Takenaka (Keio University Law School, Washington University Law School, and an Of Counsel at Seed IP Group)—an expert on U.S., Japanese, and European patent laws and comparative law—as our speaker for the April TAC/Patent joint event. She will introduce the basics of U.S. patent law as well as trends in U.S. patent cases, will also go into detail about certain strategies for drafting effective patent claims and specifications, and explain pitfalls to avoid when translating for filing in the U.S.

Good patent translation is not only about linguistic skills; it calls for legal knowledge as well. At this seminar, you can pick up translation tips based on the statutes and case law.

This seminar will be highly informative for translators with or without experience in the patent field and also for patent practitioners involved in translation. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

A networking event will be held after the seminar (see below for details).

Speaker Profile:
Toshiko Takenaka, LL.M., Ph.D.
Professor at Keio University Law School, Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law, Of Counsel at Seed IP Law Group.  Former Director of Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) at the University of Washington School of Law.

Publications: Donald S. Chisum, “Elements of United States Patent Law [アメリカ特許法とその手続 英和対訳]” (translation by Toshiko Takenaka), etc. Her latest work is "Patent Enforcement in the US, Germany and Japan" (February 2016, Oxford University Press).


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April 2019 TAC/JATPATENT Meeting

  • Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
    Time: 13:30-16:30 (Doors open: 13:00)
    Location: TKP Shinagawa Conference Center Room 4D
    JAT members ¥2,000; non-members ¥4,000


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April 2019 Networking Party

  • Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
    Time: Networking party: 17:00-19:00
    Venue: TKP Shinagawa Conference Center Room 8B (Same building as seminar)
    JAT members ¥4,500, non-members ¥5,000 yen (light food + drinks)
    * Sales of networking party tickets end April 10, 2019


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