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Seminar on Patent Screening Criteria in Life Science

2010-1-22 (Fri) 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Japan Patent Office, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, and KIP-NET will jointly hold a seminar intended for life science researchers at universities and biotechnology companies, and individuals working in areas related to intellectual property.

In this seminar, a patent examiner will explain the patent screening criteria in life sciences in order to make it possible for people to get a patent and utilize research results.

Lecturer: MATSUOKA Toru, Examiner, Japan Patent Office

Contents of the lecture

1. What inventions can be patented?

2. Scope of claims and description

3. Procedures for obtaining patents in Japan

4. Procedures for obtaining patents in foreign countries

  • Filing applications based on PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty)

5. Important points when obtaining patents in foreign countries

6. Patent screening criteria in life sciences

  • Patent screening criteria in life science
  • Invention for methods of surgery, treatment, or diagnosis in humans
  • Development of medicines
  • Gene-engineering-related inventions
  • Screening-methods-related inventions
  • Protein-structure-related inventions
  • Microorganism-related inventions

7. Question and answer session


Attendance fee: There is no charge for attending.

How to apply: Please apply by email. Send the following information: (1) your name, (2) the name of your company or organization, and (3) your telephone number to either of the addresses below. Entitle your email "Application for the January 22 seminar."

Sponsored  by: Japan Patent Office, Kansai Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, and KIP-NET

In cooperation with: Office for University-Industry Collaboration, Osaka University

Venue: Seminar Room, 1st floor, Incubation Building, Center for Advanced Science and Innovation 

For more information, contact: Imada, Patent Office, Kansai Bureau of Economy  Tel: 06-6772-5004

Yamanaka, Nishikawa (Intellectual Property staff at the University-Industry Collaboration Division)  Tel: 06-6879-4873

Date: 2010-1-22 (Fri) 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Registration by email is required. See above note.
URL: http://www.kansai.meti.go.jp/2tokkyo/osirase/Life-scence(21FYosaka-u).pdf

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