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LESJ Annual Meeting I LESI Meeting Information I Asia Pacific Regional Conference I
LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Tokyo
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On behalf of all members of LES Japan Group, it gives us great pleasure to invite and welcome you to the LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference in Tokyo, JAPAN on September 3-4,2012.
The Theme of the Conference is "Maximizing the Value of Licensing Intellectual Properties in Pan Asia" which we hope will provide our friends not only in Pan-Asian region but in US/ European region to chance to share developments and insights on the latest that is happening in Licensing and IP. We have planned 2 plenary sessions and 5 workshops specially designed to target special areas for more in depth coverage of the theme to allow for interaction and discussion.

Come to Tokyo, Japan and enjoy the Conference for education, networking and building of ties.
We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming to Tokyo, JAPAN !

Beast regards,

Katsumi Harashima Junko SUGIMURA
President of LES JAPAN Co-Chair of Asia Pacific Committee, LESI
Chair of APR Conference Organizing Committee

Program (tentative)
DAY 1: September 3, 2012
9:30~ 9:50 Opening Ceremony
9:50~10:15 Keynote Speech 1“Recent trends around the globe on licensing” James E. Malackowski, President of LESI (Ocean Tomo , CEO , US)
10:15~10:40 Keynote Speech 2 “Computer software related patents  - especially patent infringement of cases where multiple parties are involved-“ Chief Judge Toshiaki Iimura, IP High Court (JAPAN)
10:40~12:10 Plenary Session 1
“Mobile computing and The Smart Phone Wars” (including technology transfer in the high-tech fields)
Panelist: J. J. Kim (LG Innotec Inc.)
Tanya Moore (Microsoft Inc.)
Richard Thurston(TMSC)
Tetsuyuki Watanabe(Panasonic Corp.)
12:10~13:20 Lunch
Luncheon speaker: John Broderick
University of New Hampshire School of Law (Franklin Pierce Law Center)
Workshops 1 & Workshops 2 (including 10mins coffee break)
“Local laws and regulations in BRICS and Asian countries for technology licensing agreements” (governmental approval, regulations on agreement terms, trade secret protection, etc.)
Moderator: Hiroki Saito(Mori,Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan)
Panelist: Rodolfo H. Martinez y Pell B(Martinez & Associados,Brazil)
Sergey Vasiliev (Gorodissky & Partners, Russia)
Cyril Abrol (Remfry & Sagar, India)
Chixue Wei (Linda LIU,China)
Patricia A.O. Bunye(CVC Law Villaraza Crux Marcelo & Angangco, Philippines)
  Audrey Yap (Yusarn & Audrey,Singapore)
Vikran Duangmanee(SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd.Thailand)
17:30~20:00 Reception

DAY 2: September 4, 2012
9:30~ 9:50 Keynote Speech 3 “JPO's activity toward Patent Harmonization in along with other offices”Commissioner of Japan Patent Office Yoshiyuki Iwai,
9:50~10:10 Keynote Speech 4 “ Pacific Vision of Patent Worksharing” Teresa Stanek Rea, Deputy Director of USPTO
10:10~12:10 Plenary session 2
“New Horizon of Licensing Business”
Moderator: Makoto Ogino(Tokyo University of Science,Japan)
Speaker: Ray Hatoyama (Sanrio Company, Ltd., Japan)
Koichi Ogawa (University of Tokyo, Japan)
12:10~13:30 Lunch
13:30~15:10 Workshop 3:
“IP Issues in the Context of Cloud Computing”
Moderator: Paik Saber (IBM, US)
Panelist: Joe Calvaruso(Orrick,Herrigton & Sutcliffe LLP, US)
Kraus Haft ( Reimann,Osterrieth,Kohler, Haft, Germany)
Takashi Hirano(Blakemore & Mitsuki,Japan)
13:30~15:10 Workshop 4:
“Rules for AIA”
Moderator: Harold Wegner( Foly & Lardner, US)
Panelist Kevin Kunzendorf(Sugurue,Minon PLCC,US)
Richard D.Kelly(Oblon,Spivak,McClelland,Maier & Neusetadt.LLP)
15:20~16:50 Workshop 5
“What venue to use in dispute resolution”
Moderator: Eiichiro Kubota (Hogan & Lovells, Japan)
Panelist: Junichi Yamazaki (Miyake & Yamazaki, Japan)
Anita Leung (Jones Day, China-Hong Kong)
Naoki Yoshida(Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunnner,LLP, US)
16:50~17:00 Closing Ceremony

I. Language
In each session of the conference, the official language is English. Simultaneous interpretation betweenEnglish and Japanese is available in each session of the conference except the Workshop 4 in the afternoon of the second day (September 4th).
II. Conference Venue
Hotel Okura Tokyo
2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-0001, Japan,
A map can be obtained at the following web site.

The Conference venue: Room “Akebono no ma” on the 1st floor of Hotel Okura Tokyo, Main Building
The registration is open from 9:00 a.m.

The Reception venue: Room “Atlantic” on the 1st floor of Hotel Okura Tokyo, Main Building
Start from 5:30 p.m.

III. Registration
1.Who is eligible to attend the Conference?
・LES Members
・Non-LES Members
・Accompanying Family Members

2. Registration Fee
(1) LES Members
  Early Registration (to Aug 22) 26,000 JPY/per 1 person
  Normal Registration (from Aug 23) 29,000 JPY/per 1 person
  Accompanying Family 15,000 JPY/per 1 person
(2) Non-LES Members/ An accompanying Family member of a Non-LES Members
  Early Registration (to Aug 22) 31,000 JPY/per 1 person
  Normal Registration (from Aug 23) 34,000 JPY/per 1 person
  Accompanying Family 18,000 JPY/per 1 person
(3)The Registration fee includes the following:
  (i) Free Admission for all sessions in the conference
  (ii) A set of conference documents
  (iii) Hospitality Lunches on the 1st and 2nd day of the conference
  (iv) Free Admission for the Reception Party (1st day)

3.How to Register (CLOSE)

Please complete the Registration Form via the web site and submit it online. Payment may be made in Japanese yen by credit card through the online payment system. VISA, Master, AMEX, JCB and DC cards are accepted. The link to the online payment system will be displayed when you confirm your registration. Please make sure to complete the payment screen, as your registration will not be considered final unless the payment transaction is confirmed. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you after a successful registration. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail within 2-3 days of the payment, please contact the secretariat.

*For LES Japan Members
Please register via the Japanese-language web site.

4. Insurance, Loss or Damage of Registration

Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Please note that LES and the Organizing Committee are not liable for any loss or damage, whether direct or consequential arising from cancellation of, participation in, or registration for this conference.

IV. Dress Code

The Japanese Cool-Biz style (Informal/Business informal/Casual/Business casual) is highly recommended for participants in all sessions, lunches and the reception party.

V. Cancellation Policy
1. Conference Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations must be submitted to the secretariat in writing by e-mail or facsimile. Please note that the following cancelation charges are applicable, no later than 3:00PM July 30, 2012 and are subject to a JPY 3000 processing fee. If you request a refund, please state the pre-registrant's name and to whom the reimbursement should be made payable. Please note that all refunds will be made after the conference. After August 1, all registrations including "no shows" are subject to the full registration fee.
You may send a substitute to attend in your place at no extra charge.

2. Hotel Cancellation Policy
Cancellation condition is subject to the cancellation policy of each hotel.
VI. Sponsorship

LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference Organization Committee 2012 strongly recommends that you take this opportunity to become a sponsorship. We will be extremely pleased if you join either one of the sponsor ship packages.
Please refer to the following:

VII. Hotel Accommodation Reservation
Official Hotel

Hotel Okura Tokyo is assigned as the official hotel. LES has reserved a number of rooms at special discount rates at Hotel Okura Tokyo. Please complete the Hotel accommodation form, downloadable online via the website(http://bit.ly/MyJuQJ).

*A Nearby Hotel
Hotel Villa Fountain Roppongi :a 10min walk to Hotel Okura Tokyo.

A person who needs to acquire a Visa, please contact the secretariat.
IX. Contact Point

If you have questions or problems, please feel free to contact the conference secretariat as the contact point as follows.

Secretariat of the LES Asia Pacific Regional Conference Organization Committee 2012
FAX :+81-3-3595-0485

Supported by
Japan Patent Office,
Japan Intellectual Property Association.
Japan Patent Attorney Association

Partner Sponsors Sughrue Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C. Deloitte tohmatsu parsawireless
  Finnegan Kim and Chang OBLON SPIVAK Kirkland & Ellis
  lindaliugroup YKI SISVEL Taiyo
Reception Sponsors Morrison and Foerster LLP      
Conference Sponsors IP Value Longanlaw    

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