We are pleased to announce that Mr. Yuichiro Shimizu and Mr. Masaaki Hagiwara have received the Distinguished Service Award from the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) in recognition of their decade-long contributions to training courses as an instructor.
The JIPA training course is offered to Japanese patent practitioners who handle overseas patent applications, with the aim of honing their skills for claim drafting and OA responses, which mainly correspond to the U.S. practice. They have continued to give yearly lectures for over a decade, and more than 200 trainees in total received the lecture from them.
The course covers lectures and drills on the topics as below:
• Claim Drafting – basic structure, English description, words and terminology, and clarity
• Tips on drafting a specification in Japanese in consideration of English specification drafting
• Tips on prosecution practice in consideration of patent disputes in US
• Response to OAs based on the U.S. Patent Law Article 112 and 102
• Response to OAs based on the U.S. Patent Law Article 103
We look forward for their continued dedication to clients both at home and abroad.