Sughrue (In Conjunction with the JSSDT) Will Host Informational Session on Proposed Changes on IP Filing


The Patent Process and the Changing Face of the US Patent & Trademark Office: What it Means for Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Corporations


How current and pending implementations by the United States Patent & Trademark Office affect individual inventors and corporations.


San Diego, California - January 25, 2010 – Sughrue Mion, PLLC, a renowned international intellectual property firm, will be hosting an informational session focusing on the recent proposed changes on intellectual property application filing. This will be presented as part of the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana’s (JSSDT) corporate program series. The session will also include the discussion of strategies to expedite the application process in the US and other foreign countries, specifically Japan.


The event will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in the Bay View meeting room on the 21st floor in the Sughrue's office building at 501 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 from 7:00am to 10:00am.


The attendance fee, which includes continental breakfast, is $20 for JSSDT members and $30 for JSSDT friends.


Parking is available at 501 West C St, San Diego, CA 92101, at a garage one block north from Sughrue Mion’s building. Parking will be validated at the event.


The JSSDT is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote goodwill and advance business, civic, educational, and cultural interchange and understanding between the people of Japan, San Diego, and Tijuana.

Patent attorneys Karen Dow and Scott Davison will lead this breakfast session program. Dow is a partner, and Davison an associate at the intellectual property firm Sughrue Mion. Kenji Funahashi, partner at Jones Day, will serve as moderator for the discussion and Q&A.

Sughrue Mion, PLLC, has more than 50 years of experience in intellectual property, with offices in Washington DC, Tokyo, San Diego and Silicon Valley.



Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana


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Phone: (858)467-1727