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,

U.S. Patent Translation 101: Basics of U.S. Patent Law, Trends in Patent Cases, and Tips for Good Translation

Presenter: Professor Toshiko Takenaka
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 13:30-16:30 (Starting before the usual 2pm due to venue schedule.)
Doors open: 13:00
Location: TKP Shinagawa Conference Center Room 4D
Address: Keikyu Building No. 10, 3-26-33, Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Cost (See below for tickets):
[Advance purchase] JAT members ¥2,000; non-members ¥4,000
[On-site payment (if still available)] JAT members ¥2,500; non-members ¥4,500

Networking party: 17:00-19:00
Venue: TKP Shinagawa Conference Center Room 8B (Same building as seminar)
Networking party cost per person (light food + drinks): JAT members ¥4,500, non-members ¥5,000 yen
* Sales of networking party tickets end April 12, 2019.

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 us to the basics of the U.S. patent law as well as trends in U.S. patent cases, and will then also go into details certain about strategies for drafting effective patent claims and specifications, as well as nd also explain teach us about the 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 should 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 her presentation.

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.

Sales to start in mid-February.