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JPO commissioner mentions the review of damage calculation method

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IPBC Japan 2018 began with a keynote speech by Naoko Munakata, commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), in Tokyo on September 13. Munakata introduced the recent measures taken by the JPO, such as; SEP licensing negotiation guide Startup support system (Fast track examination, Dispatch of experts for IP advice, financing, and business) Collection of […]

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Interviewed by IPPro

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It is great pleasure to announce that Satoshi Watanabe, as Adviser to Shobayashi International, got interviewed by a global intellectual property magazine IPPro for Japan Country Profile, and its article “The evolving landscape of the Japanese IP system” written by Rebecca Delaney was published on September 6. You can read it here (See page 20).   

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Japanese trust bank to launch personal data brokerage business

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How much would you sell your personal data? Japan has been considering building a data market to assist companies create new services, as previously reported. The first application in such a data market would be the personal data exchange. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (MUTB), the second largest in trust business in Japan, announced that […]