e-News No.54
September 7, 2017

2017 AIPPI World Congress – Sydney

AIPPI 2017 – under 6 weeks to go!

by AIPPI 2017 Professional Congress Organizer

Have you registered for the AIPPI 2017 Congress yet? Final preparations are underway for the AIPPI 2017 Congress so get in quickly to confirm your place by clicking here to register. With over 1,200 registered delegates and 84 countries represented so far, AIPPI 2017 is set to be an unforgettable event. Online registration is still …

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First Time Attendees

If it is your first AIPPI Congress and you would like to better understand the educational, social and networking activities of the Congress, be sure to attend the informal lunch and information session on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 12:30 to 14:00.


Please register for the First Annual Young AIPPI Forum

Develop your networking skills and make new contacts within the IP world!

This exclusive event, open only to AIPPI members aged 36 and below, is designed to allow young members to build a peer network and accelerate their progress within AIPPI.

We are committed to the success of AIPPI’s young members, so please join us as we celebrate our future leaders.

The Young AIPPI Forum will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 13:00 to 17:00 at Home Nightclub, a trendy venue a few minutes’ walk from the International Convention Centre Sydney. We hope to see you there.


IP guests attending

AIPPI’s annual World Congress is being held in Sydney, Australia this year. Would you like to join us in celebrating our 120th anniversary? Registration is open, and both AIPPI members and non-members are welcome!

The Sydney Congress will feature Panel Sessions, Lunch Sessions and Plenary Sessions, devoted to a wide variety of IP-related topics such as health and pharma, music and sports, designs, big data and much more. Participants will also be able to enjoy events such as the Young AIPPI Forum, Women in AIPPI and the Closing Dinner at Sydney’s famous Luna Park. As well, additional tours and excursions are available for booking.

We are also pleased to announce the attendance and participation of high-level officials and their delegations from WIPO and major IP offices, including:

• WIPO Director General, Francis Gurry

• EPO President, Benoît Battistelli

• EUIPO Executive Director, António Campinos

• ARIPO Director General, Fernando Dos Santos

• EAPO President, Saule Tlevlessova

• IP Australia Director General, Patricia Kelly

• SIPO Deputy Commissioner, He Zhimin

• JPO Director of the Trial and Appeal Division, Takashi Yamashita

• USPTO Chief Judge for the Patent Trial & Appeal Board, David Ruschke


AIPPI Congress News

AIPPI is pleased, once again, to be working with Managing IP to publish the AIPPI Congress News – the dedicated daily newspaper for the 47th World IP Congress being held in Sydney Australia, September 13-18, 2017. The AIPPI Congress News combines the journalistic skills of Managing IP’s editorial team with the official AIPPI event information to deliver a daily newspaper …

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Travel on Emirates to Sydney for the AIPPI 2017 World Congress

We are pleased to inform you that Emirates Airline has proudly been selected as the partner airline for the AIPPI 2017 World Congress in Sydney! Emirates provides excellent connections to all of the six continents via Dubai with more than 150 current destinations worldwide. After completing your Congress Registration, you will receive a promotion code to use for special fares at www.emirates.com.

For more information and event details, visit www.aippi.org.


Articles and case notes

Japan: Examination Handbook Revision Related IoT Technology

by Hirohito Katsunuma, Katsunuma International Patent Office, Japan

IoT (internet of things) related technology is being applied to various technical fields. In IoT related technology, all things are connected to the internet, and a large amount of data is collected on a server, etc. by sensors. A significant amount of data can be analyzed, structured, and learned by neural networks, thereby …

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Mexico: Mexican Supreme Court overrules an injunction ordering an ISP to block access to a webpage on freedom of speech grounds

by Kiyoshi Tsuru, TMI Abogados, Mexico

On April 19th, 2017, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice resolved the Amparo Recourse of Review 1/2017, a case in which a precautionary measure issued by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property ordering an internet service provider to block access to a website, was challenged. The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court considered that those …

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Thailand: Updates to Thailand’s Trademark and Patent Legal Frameworks

by Darani Vachanavuttivong, Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand

Thailand’s intellectual property regime is constantly evolving to protect IP rights and account for the changing global IP landscape. In the second half of 2017, two notable developments in trademarks and patents could pose important implications for brand owners. Implementation of the Madrid Protocol On August 7, 2017, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs …

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U.S.A.: Computer Memory Claims are Held as Patent Eligible Subject Matter in the US (Yes, Really!)

by Joshua B. Goldberg, Nath, Goldberg & Meyer, U.S.A.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) recently overruled a District Court judgment that certain claims directed to a “computer memory system” improperly encompass an abstract idea, and this should be subject matter ineligible. In reaching the opposite conclusion, the CAFC concluded the claims at issue were directed …

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National Groups

China: The 2017 AIPPI China Youth IP Summer Seminar

by (Richard) Yi Li, Secretary General of AIPPI China

The 2017 AIPPI China Youth IP Summer Seminar was held in Jinhai Lake, a suburban summer resort of Beijing on August 18-19, 2017 with a focus on trademark topics. Hao Ma, the president of AIPPI, and Heather Lin, vice-president of the Group opened the seminar officially. Heather was pleased there are …

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