Sughrue to present Litigation Demonstration at AIPPI sponsored Seminar


Sughrue is honored to have been asked to present a litigation demonstration at an upcoming AIPPI Seminar scheduled for November 7th in Tokyo, Japan.  The ultimate purpose of the demonstration - to illustrate the Japanese IP Manager’s Role in U.S. Patent Litigation.

The U.S. has seen an increasing number of IP disputes involving Japanese companies that are expanding into the U.S. market.  In light of this trend, AIPPI has invited patent attorneys from Sughrue to present a litigation seminar featuring its' internationally recognized mock trial in intellectual property.

The demonstration will be set up like a real U.S. courtroom and will simulate the events that typically occur in real trial situations.  The main objective of the seminar is to help Japanese corporate legal/IP managers understand the role they play in patent cases and also allow them to experience what patent litigation entails.  Due to the limited amount of time, the seminar will focus mainly on two aspects of patent litigation:  deposition of witnesses and trial witness examination.

The seminar will also include a lecture on the importance of managing corporate electronic data in today’s IT era and introduce specific tools and techniques necessary for electronically storing and disclosing information while ensuring legitimacy of such electronic information, in view of new amendments to FRCP (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure) (effective on December 1, 2006) which lay out specific rules for e-discovery for the first time. 

The seminar will be in English with simultaneous interpreting into Japanese. 

Speakers include:

            Mr. William H. Mandir, Mr. John F. Rabena (Sughrue Mion, PLLC)
            Mr. Yoshinari Kishimoto (Sughrue Mion Gaikokuho-Jimu-Bengoshi Jimusho)
            Mr. Naritomo Ikeue (Executive Vice President of UBIC, Inc.)

The seminar will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 12:30 – 17:00 at the Yurakucho Asahi Hall,             Yurakucho Mullion 11F, 2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.

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To register, please complete the online application form on the AIPPI web site or,
send the application form to AIPPI by mail or fax.  A ticket for the seminar will be sent to you by email.

Closing date for registering is November 1, 2007. 

For further information, please contact AIPPI at: Tel. 03-3591-5303/ Fax 03-3591-1510