IP STRATEGY CONFERENCE
- IP Strategies to defend businesses and promote research result commercialization -
Fri, Oct 25, 2019 Kyoto University, Fujita Commemorative Lecture Hall
Friday, Oct 25, 2019 9:30 am @ KYOTO UNIVERSITY
Fujita Commemorative Lecture Hall
Health Care & Life Sciences Services
IBM Japan, Ltd.
Benjamin R. Schlesinger
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Ben Schlesinger practices patent litigation in the electrical and computer technology fields. He has been involved in various aspects of litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), including drafting motions, preparing and responding to discovery requests, and depositions.
While in law school, Ben worked at Finnegan as a summer associate and a law clerk, gaining experience in patent litigation, patent prosecution, and veteran appeals. Prior to law school, Ben worked as a control systems engineer for a large aircraft engine manufacturer. While obtaining his undergraduate degree, he worked as an electrical engineering co-op with several engineering companies, including a company in Germany for over five months.
Served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Kimberly A. Moore at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2011-2012.
Served as managing editor of the Emory Law Journal, 2010-2011; and member 2009-2010.
Former pupil, Atlanta Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, 2010-2011.
Recipient of American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, 2009.
First Honor Graduate, Emory Law School, 2011.
Fumihiko Matsuda, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Center for Genomic Medicine, Graduate School of Medicine
Professor Fumihiko Matsuda obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine in 1990 on his research of the organization of the human immunoglobulin heavy chain variable region (VH) gene locus under Professor Tasuku Honjo. He continued to work on the same subject as an assistant professor of Kyoto University until 1998 when he succeeded in the elucidation of genetic basis of antibody diversity by determining the nucleotide sequence of the entire human VH gene locus. In 1998, he joined Centre National de Genotypage in Evry, France as the head of gene identification. In 2003, he obtained a double appointment as a Professor of Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine. From 2007 to 2010, he served as the directeur de recherche of INSERM (U. 852) and since 2008 he has been the Director of the Center for Genomic Medicine. Through various positions he has engaged, he has consistently devoted himself to the research for the human disease genomics using genome-wide approach. His major research interests include integrated omics analysis of human multigenetic disorders and large-scale genome cohort study. Since 2017, he acts as the principle investigator of the Nation-wide rare disease registry program financed by Japan Agency of Medical Research and Development (AMED). He has experience in working in France for 10 years with international collaborators and is also promoting international collaborations with France, Canada, U.K. and Asian countries. He takes a position of Scientific Coordinator of Institut Pasteur-Kyoto University International Joint research Unit for Integrative Vaccinomics since November 2016.
General Manager, Intellectual Property
Hiroshi Kawana is general manager of Intellectual Property Department at KDDI Corporation, which is providing mobile and fixed-line communications services under the brand name "au", various applications, and other services in japan and other countries.
Mr Kawana is responsible for all IP activities of the company, including IP portfolio development, licensing and litigation. He has more than 15 years’ experience in IP. He is a registered patent attorney in Japan.
技術統括本部 技術開発本部 知的財産室 室長 弁理士
Hiroyuki Ueno, PhD
Kyoto University Innovation Capital
Dr Hiroyuki Ueno has approximately 20 years of experience in the life science field via pharmaceutical companies and an investment farm. He presently serves as an officer for Kyoto University Innovation Capital and has contributed in establishments and investments of life science / healthcare companies. He has held a board director in Chordia Therapeutics, AlphaNavi Pharma and Thyas. Prior to his previous job, he was engaged in research and development as a pharmacological researcher at Nippon Organon, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma to develop new drug discovery systems and identify therapeutic targets and clinical candidates in the urology and the oncology. He earned his PhD from Osaka University.
創薬分野における研究開発、及び投資における約20年間の経験を有する。現在、京都大学イノベーションキャピタル株式会社にて投資担当部長として従事し、ライフサイエンス・ヘルスケア企業の設立や投資に貢献している。投資先企業であるChordia Therapeutics、AlphaNavi Pharma、Thyasの取締役を務めている。前職までは、日本オルガノン、武田薬品工業、大日本住友製薬にて薬理研究者として研究開発に従事し、新規技術開発や泌尿器領域とがん領域における新規創薬標的と臨床候補化合物の同定を行った。大阪大学にて学位を取得。
Hisao is a Founder and the CEO of Geno Concierge Kyoto. Prior to Geno Concierge Kyoto, he served as the head of strategy and planning at the Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation of Kyoto University and the President of RPX Asia. He also held a 25-year career at Hitachi as the General Manager of IP Business Development and Licensing, responsible for all business aspects of intellectual property assets, including licensing strategies and operations, and patent portfolio balancing transactions such as acquisitions and sales. Hisao serves as the CEO of Syndefense Corp and Geno Concierge Kyoto Inc., President of Unified Patents Asia, Vice President of LOT Network, Inc. and Professor in the Faculty of the Graduate School of Intellectual Property at the Osaka Institute Of Technology.
2008年 株式会社日立製作所 知的財産権本部 IPビジネス本部長
2010年 RPXアジア株式会社 代表取締役
2011年 大阪工業大学 大学院知的財産研究科 教授
2013年 知財支援機構株式会社 代表取締役
2014年 Syndefense LLC, CEO
2016年 Unified Patents Asia, President
2017年 京都大学 産官学連携本部 戦略企画室長
2018年 Lot Network Inc., Vice President
2018年 ジェノコンシェルジュ京都 代表取締役
Jamie B. Beaber
Jamie B. Beaber is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, is a member of the Intellectual Property practice and leads the Section 337 Litigation practice. Jamie’s practice is focused on patent litigation matters before the US International Trade Commission under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 and before US district courts across the country. Jamie is a vigorous and well-respected first-chair trial attorney and advocate for his clients with numerous accolades and honors. IAM Patent 1000 notes that Jamie “…cares immensely about his work and demonstrates a commitment to getting the best result. His early preparation gives him an excellent understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of his case, and his assessment of the likely results of certain actions in unerringly accurate. Having acted extensively for Asian companies, he really understands cultural differences, and he translates that into success in US litigation. That he has these faculties at a young age is particularly impressive.”
Section 337 Investigations. Jamie has lead more than 60 Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission, and several related appellate litigations before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice with respect to Section 337 includes extensive experience representing complainants and respondents in unfair import investigations concerning patent, trademark and trade dress infringement. Jamie’s technical background is in electrical engineering; however, his experience in Section 337 investigations involves a diverse array of technologies and products
Jamie has lead more than 70 US district court patent litigation matters, specializing in such matters before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, US District Court for the Western District of Texas, US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, US District Court for the District of Delaware, US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, US District Court for the District of Columbia, US District Court for the Southern District of California and the US District Court for the District of Maryland. Jamie has utilized his technical training in electrical engineering to successfully represent his clients in cases involving a wide range of technologies. Whether in the form of voluntary dismissals of complaints, favorable settlements, or favorable jury or bench verdicts following trial, he has a wealth of experience to draw upon.
Post Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board. The implementation of the America Invents Act, and the creation of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, warrants consideration of IPR proceedings as part of an overall comprehensive patent litigation strategy. In addition to Jamie’s extensive patent litigation experience before various U.S. district courts and the ITC, he has extensive experience representing clients in IPR proceedings before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (“PTAB”). Docket Navigator has listed him as one of the “Top Attorneys in the PTAB” based on the number of IPRs filed. Jamie’s IPR practice includes representation in technology areas such as, for example, display technologies and optics, power management technologies, graphics processing, video streaming, microprocessor technologies and telecommunication standards and transmission technologies.
Customs Practice. Jamie has broad experience representing clients before US Customs and Border Protection on matters arising from Section 337 investigations. He has advised clients, both complainants and respondents, on the enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the US International Trade Commission, including advocating on behalf of clients before the Intellectual Property Rights Branch of Customs with respect to exclusion order language, exclusion order scope issues related to subsequently re-designed articles and formal Customs rulings. Jamie has also advised clients on Customs compliance issues, including tariff classification, country of origin, anti-circumvention issues, wrongful liquidations and voluntary disclosures.
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings. In addition to Jamie’s intellectual property litigation practice, he represents clients in all phases of antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, Section 129 proceedings, changed circumstances reviews, and scope ruling requests, as well as in related appellate litigation before the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has represented clients in a broad spectrum of industries in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, including the steel, bearing, automobile, uranium, paper, furniture and agricultural industries, among others.
Jamie’s experience in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings also extends to counseling clients subject to antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings in foreign countries and advising clients and foreign governments on matters arising under the agreements of the World Trade Organization, including in the context of WTO dispute settlement proceedings.
Ken Seddon joined LOT in April of 2015, bringing over 20 years of experience managing all areas of intellectual property. Previously, Ken was with some of the largest patent holders the world including Apple, Micron, Motorola, Intel and most recently as the Vice President of IP at ARM.
Ken drafted over 300 patent applications while at Motorola and Intel, and managed all US patent prosecution at Intel. As Chief IP Counsel of Numonyx which was later acquired by Micron, Ken led strategic IP Licensing for two years before moving to Apple. At Apple, Ken developed the IP strategy for future products and acquired and defended patents from PAE assertions. Ken then went on to be the VP of IP at ARM before being selected by the Board of Directors to be the first CEO of LOT Network.
Ken has a BS in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in Solid State Device Physics and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. Ken is a regular speaker at conferences for professional organizations and has chaired several committees for both IPO and AIPLA.
Managing Executive Officer
Kenichi Nagasawa was appointed to the Head of the Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters, Canon Inc. in April 2010.
After graduating from the Department of Engineering of Doshisya University, Mr. Nagasawa joined Canon Inc. in 1981 and he has been engaged in Intellectual Property Division since then.
After many experience in patent prosecution, Mr. Nagasawa was loan to Canon Europe Ltd. from 2001 to 2006 as a Head of Intellectual Property Group. During his stay in Europe, he established IP management system for Canon’s affiliates in Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East. Having served as Senior General Manager of Intellectual Property Technology Center for 2 years from 2006, Mr. Nagasawa was transferred to Canon U.S.A. Inc. as a Head of Intellectual Property Division from 2008 to February 2010. After returning, Mr. Nagasawa served as the Director, Member of the Board, and in March 2016, Mr.Nagasawa became a Managing Executive Officer of Canon Inc..
Mr. Nagasawa serves as a member of Committee on Intellectual Property of Keidanren, and serves as a member of the Evaluation, Planning and Verification Committee of the Government’s Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters from November 2013, and serves as the President of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) of Japan, where he has made contribution to the progress of AIPPI Japan’s presence. Also, in February 2017, he became a board member of Licensing Executives Society (LES) Japan,
Mr. Nagaswa also serves as a member of several Intellectual Property subcommittees of METI Industrial Structure Council, and has been a speaker at several universities, law schools and professional graduate schools giving lectures about his experiences for fostering IP human resources.
In 2015, Mr.Nagasawa was officially commended of “Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Awards” of “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards” by Japan Patent Office.
1994年7月 知的財産法務本部 特許技術センター 特許第四部 特許第４２課 課長
1999年1月 知的財産法務本部 ＧＩＰ管理室 室長
2000年1月 知的財産法務本部 知的財産業務センター ＧＩＰ部 副部長
2001年7月 キヤノンヨーロッパＬｔｄ.出向 Senior General Manager
2006年3月 知的財産法務本部 知的財産第二技術センター センター所長
2008年10月 キヤノンＵ.Ｓ.Ａ.,Ｉｎｃ.出向 Senior Director
2010年3月 知的財産法務本部 副本部長
2010年4月 執行役員 知的財産法務本部長
2010年4月 一般社団法人 日本経済団体連合会 知的財産委員会 企画部会委員
2012年4月 一般社団法人 発明推進協会 理事
2012年6月 一般社団法人 日本国際知的財産保護協会 副会長
2012年6月 一般財団法人 知的財産研究所 評議員（現在 一般財団法人 知的財産研究教育財団）
2013年8月 産業構造審議会 知的財産分科会 弁理士制度小委員会 委員
2013年9月 科学技術・学術審議会 産業連携・地域支援部会 大学等知財検討作業部会 専門委員
2013年11月 知的財産戦略本部 検証・評価・企画委員会 委員
2014年3月 一般財団法人 工業所有権協力センター 評議員
2014年4月 一般財団法人 日本特許情報機構 評議員
2015年6月 一般社団法人 日本国際知的財産保護協会 会長
2016年4月 国立大学法人 東京工業大学 非常勤講師
2017年2月 日本ライセンス協会 理事
平成27年度 「知財功労賞 特許庁長官表彰」
Founder / CEO
Kevin Jakel is Founder and CEO of Unified Patents. Prior to founding Unified Patents, Kevin served as Intuit’s Head of IP Litigation. Kevin previously practiced as a patent litigator with Kaye Scholer LLP and Howrey LLP and advised clients on intellectual property strategy, litigation and patent prosecution. Kevin began his career in IP as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Kevin has a JD from George Washington University Law School and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA
Dr. Kozo Kubo
President & CEO
National Center for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT)
Following employment in the government of Osaka Prefecture starting in April 1980, he worked at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) as an assistant professor from April 2003 and became a professor in May 2004. He assumed the post of director of Intellectual Property Headquarters in January 2007, became head of the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology in April of that same year, and then professor/head of the Research Department at the Center in August 2010, at the NAIST. In April 2015, he was appointed professor at the Institute for Research Initiatives and director of the Division for Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration of the NAIST. He assumed his current position in April 2019.
Professor, Graduate School of Management
Tokyo University of Science
Prof. Ogino teaches at Tokyo University of Science, Graduate School of Management, courses such as Intercultural Business Communications, Global Negotiation Skills and IP Business Strategies. He is currently the President of Licensing Executives Society (LES) Japan.
Prior to the current position, he was a professor at Graduate School for Innovation Studies of the university from 2012 and the Head of its Master of Intellectual Property (“MIP”) Department from 2014. Before joining the university, Mr. Ogino was working for Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. for about 30 years as manager and general manager directing technical collaboration projects, patent licensing projects, settlements of patent litigations and so on, as well as forming IP strategy for Hitachi.
Mr. Ogino studied law at St. Peter’s College, Oxford under the tutorial guidance of Mr. Peter Hayward, the Founding Director of the Oxford IP Research Centre. He has also completed an EMBA program of Harvard Business School, Program for Global Leadership (PGL).
Oxford大学St. Peter‘s校にて同大知的財産研究所初代所長 Peter Hayward氏に師事、Harvard Business SchoolにてProgram for Global Leadership修了｡
Chair, Intellectual Property Group
Michael Switzer is a registered United States patent lawyer with a degree in electrical engineering. He is the chair of Akerman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, leading a team of highly skilled lawyers and patent professionals practicing at the intersection of technology and law.
Over 25 years ago, Michael began his intellectual property career as a patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. In addition to his law firm experience, he has twice acted as in-house intellectual property counsel. Early in his career Michael resided in Tokyo, Japan, while serving as the first in-house U.S. patent counsel for Hitachi, Ltd. More recently, Michael served as in-house counsel for a major multinational medical device company, where he managed all of the intellectual property aspects of certain medical device product lines from initial clearance to market through litigation.
He routinely litigates cases before the federal courts and the United States International Trade Commission, including patent, trademark, trade dress and trade secret matters involving divergent technologies such as medical devices, RAID storage devices, analog and digital circuit designs, tires and semiconductor architecture and processes.
Additionally, Michael regularly counsels clients on pathways to market for their research and development efforts, and has led the intellectual property due diligence efforts on numerous middle market transactions, assisting clients in deals ranging from $100 million to $500 million. He also has significant experience negotiating and drafting agreements regarding patent licenses, joint development, confidentiality, consulting, and material transfer.
Head of IP Litigation
Phillip Price is Arm's Head of IP Litigation and sits in Arm's Austin office. Phillip manages Arm’s global IP litigation strategy, including pending litigation, pre-litigation threats and associated licensing negotiations, and mitigating known risks. Before joining Arm, Phillip spent more than 8 years at top law firms specializing in IP litigation related to electrical engineering technology. Phillip is admitted to practice law in Texas and California, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and as a Solicitor in England and Wales.
COO / SVP Legal / Co-Founder
Shawn Ambwani is COO and co-founder of Unified Patents. He is responsible for running Unified’s operations, counsel & docket management, analytics, and marketing. He has co-authored papers on PTAB analytics and procedures which have been published in law reviews affiliated with the University of Chicago and Northwestern among others. A full list of his contributions can be found here. Most recently, Shawn was VP of Licensing and Business Development at Intertrust Technologies, Inc. responsible for patent and technology licensing programs with over $500 million in revenue. Prior to that he served as EVP at Nextreaming (KOSDAQ) and co-founded Envivio (NASDAQ; ENVI). Shawn has a JD/MBA from Boston University and a BS in Mathematics from UCLA. He is an active member of the California Bar.
General Manager, Legal & Intelectual Property Department
Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Intellectual Property Headquarters
Graduated from the University of Electro-Communications in 1981. In the same year, he joined Hitachi, Ltd. He is engaged in patent prosecution work at Intellectual Property Headquarters.
In 1989, he joined to Nippon Steel Corporation and organized intellectual property team from zero at Electronics Department of Nippon Steel. He experienced all the work related to intellectual property. Also he negotiated a license with an overseas semiconductor company as Nippon Steel's semiconductor business enters.
In 1999, following the withdrawal of Nippon Steel's LSI business, he moved to Fuji Photo Film Co. ltd. During the period when Fujifilm made significant structural reforms from photo business to new business, He worked actively in technical negotiations, M & A, contracts, disputes and lawsuits, etc. at the Intellectual Property Legal Department.
In 2013 he promoted to general manager of Intellectual Property Legal Department and from 2016 he became general manager of Intellectual Property Headquarters responsible for all intellectual property issues in FUJIFILM Group.
・Leader of JIPA License Committee.
・Leader of JBMIA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.
・Leader of Japan Trademark Association Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.
He experienced talks with the customs officials in China and Taiwan about seizures counterfeiting products.
・Committee member of the International Intellectual Property System of the Ministry of Economy on 2016.
Senior Manager, IP Licensing and Legal
Since 1996, Tatsuya Yamamoto has been in charge of IP licensing (negotiation, contracts and litigation), technology transfer and collaboration and IP transactions in M&A at Hitachi. He studied at the University of California, Davis King Hall Law School and worked for Hitachi’s hard disk drive company located in San Jose, California. He joined Hitachi Consumer Electronics in 2013 before moving to Maxell, Ltd in 2014. Mr Yamamoto aims to develop Maxell’s business and R&D through his licensing activities.
担当部長 (IP License & Legal)
Manager, Licensing Department, Intellectual Property Division
Seiko Epson Corporation
知的財産本部 ライセンス部 課長
Senior Legal Director
Zhen Liu is the Senior Legal Director at Xiaomi Corporation where he heads the global litigation team. As a senior member of the Xiaomi Corporation, his responsibilities involve managing IP and other commercial litigations in a wide range of jurisdictions cross Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, as the head of legal teams in support of licensing, investment and financing divisions of the group, he handles a wide variety of domestic and international IP law and transactional matters across all business divisions of the group, providing advice and managing resolution.
Xiaomi is listed in HongKong, and is as of the date the youngest Fortune 500 Company. It is an innovation-driven internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. Currently, it is the world’s fourth-largest smartphone company. It has also built the world’s largest IoT platform, and possessed an efficient new retail distribution platform.
After Zhen Liu earned B.S. degree in computer science and worked as a programmer for several years, he received his law degree from Renmin University of China. Prior to joining Xiaomi in 2013, Zhen Liu was a qualified attorney at law and patent attorney in Chinese top law firms with an emphasis on litigation. There, Zhen Liu gained extensive experience of domestic IP and commercial litigation.
[When] Friday, October 25 9:30am – 5:30pm
[Where] Kyoto University. Fujita Commemorative Lecture Hall
Med-Pharm Collaboration Building
46-29 Yoshida-Shimo Adachi-cho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8304 JAPAN
[Attendee] Corporate IP, R&D finance professionals. Academic and research institutional professionals. Students. No service providers except for sponsor and its guests.