Trilateral User Meeting 2006

“Trilateral Offices and Users Cooperation on the Worldwide Trend in Increasing Patent Applications”


Tokyo, 16 November 2006

Public Conference

“Orizuru Rei” in Hotel New Otani Tokyo

Time Programme
13:30 Opening
13:35 - 15:00 Part 1: Presentations from the Trilateral Patent Offices
“Policy Development on the Worldwide Trend in Increasing Patent Applications”
Moderator: Yoichi Omori, Executive Director, IIP
13:35 - 13:50 Domestic and International Initiatives of the JPO
(Translation: English JPO )
Makoto Nakajima, Commissioner, Japan Patent Office
13:50 - 14:05 Challenges facing the global patent system - Text EPO
Alain Pompidou, President, European Patent Office
14:05 - 14:20 Managing Workloads Through Global Cooperation
Jon W. Dudas, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
and Director of United States Patent and Trademark Office
14:20 - 14:40 Questions and answers
14:40 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 17:00 Part 2: Presentations from the Trilateral Users and Discussions “Needs and Subjects of Users in relation to the Worldwide Trend
in Increasing Patent Application”
Moderator: Sadao Nagaoka, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
15:00 - 15:15 JIPA: Trilateral Users Meeting
(Translation: English JIPA )
Kazuo Kamisugi, President of JIPA
15:15 - 15:30 UNICE: Stricter Examination to Address the Workload Issue
Thierry Sueur, Vice-Chairman of UNICE’s Patents Working Group
1 5:30 - 15:40 IPO: Legal Certainty For Patent System Users
Herbert C. Wamsley, Executive Director of IPO
15:40 - 15:50 AIPLA: Needs of Users
Michael K Kirk, Executive Director of AIPLA
15:50 - 17:00 Discussions
17:00 Conclusions and closure of the meeting
All day Booths of Trilateral Co-operation and Trilateral Offices