Global Patent Litigation Update

16 May 2018

13:30 - 18:00

Seminar room in the Tokyo office of TMI Associates (23rd Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

The recent increase in global business and the fast development of science & technology has lead to an increase in patent litigation cases around the world. More and more Japanese companies are getting involved in patent litigation cases outside of Japan too.

Specialists in patent litigation from the London office of Bird & Bird, together with Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC and TMI Associates, will be sharing insights on some recent trends and practice in patent litigation in major global jurisdictions including Europe, the US, as well as Japan. We will also focus on law and practice relating to damages for patent infringement in various major global jurisdictions.

We look forward to meeting you at our seminar.

Language: English and Japanese (simultaneous interpreting will be provided)

For any enquiries please contact: Ryoko Aoki on +852 2248 6126 or by email. To RSVP, please click here where you will be redirected to the Deloitte website.

The programme

13:30 -14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Update on patent litigation in Japan 

  • Overview of patent litigation in Japan
  • Tips and trends in recent patent litigation practice in Japan
  • Case studies including SEP cases – damages for patent infringement
  • How to manage parallel patent litigation cases in Japan and overseas

TMI Associates 
Makoto Okada, Partner

15:00 - 15:30

Update on patent litigation in Europe (part 1)
Session 1: Introduction

  • Introduces Bird & Bird to explain our history and coverage and experience in Patent Litigation – including damages.

Bird & Bird, London office
Nick Boydell, Senior associate

Session 2: European Patent Litigation and the UPC 

  • Explains the current situation in Europe in relation to litigation (and injunctions) and what the UPC will mean and when it is likely to arrive.

Bird & Bird, London office
Richard Vary, Partner

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break & networking

16:00 - 16:30

Update on patent litigation in Europe (part 2)
Session 3: European Patent Damages  

  • Explains the different approaches to damages assessment in Europe and how the UK Court has approached damages in SEP cases.

Bird & Bird, London office
Jane Mutimear, Partner

16:30 - 17:30

Practice of establishing evidence of damage  

  • Legal principle of damage quantum
  • Theories and methodologies of damage quantum
  • Major approaches (lost profit and reasonable royalty)
  • How to work with damage expert

Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC
Makoto Ikeya, Managing Director

17:30 - 18:00

Q&A and networking