On 2 March 2018, the Trilateral Heads of Office met in Hakone, Japan. The 36th annual Trilateral conference was preceded by a meeting between the Trilateral Offices and Trilateral Industry.
The topics and presentations included:
Office updates from Trilateral Offices and WIPO
Topic 1: Substantive patent law harmonization
Topic 2: Examination practice of computer related inventions
Topic 3: Industry 4.0 and new technologies