Not held at Japan Society – Intellectual Property Right Protection: Case Studies in the U.S. & Japan

May 20, 2003
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Breakfast Discussion
Registration/Breakfast: 8 – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 – 9:45 am

Held at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), NYC.

In the 21st century, intellectual property is often one of the most important assets of global companies. Protecting and maximizing the value of that intellectual property on a global scale implicates not only the intellectual property and antitrust laws of a company’s home country, but also the relevant laws in foreign countries where it makes, uses, sells or licenses its products and intellectual property. This briefing will address the most recent developments affecting intellectual property rights in the United States and Japan. Key topics will include the intellectual property aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions likely to occur over the next five years as a result of Prime Minister Koizumi’s recent announcement of Japan’s determination to double foreign direct investment in Japan within five years.

In addition, the panelists will address the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s ongoing administrative trial alleging that memory chip designer Rambus, Inc. abused its intellectual property rights to illegally monopolize the market for certain types of memory chips–a trial that could have a $1 billion impact on Rambus itself and an even greater impact on other semiconductor manufacturers and other companies whose profits depend on protecting and exploiting their intellectual property rights in both countries.


8 amRegistration/Breakfast

Urban Lehner, Former Publisher and Executive Editor, The Asian Wall Street Journal (moderator)
Claudia Higgins, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP, Washington, D.C.; Former Assistant Director, U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
John J.P. Howley, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP, New York
Tomohiro Tsuchiya, Partner, Corporate and Antitrust Practice Group, Mori, Hamada & Matsumoto, Tokyo


Presented by Asia Society Business Programs and Kaye Scholer.
In collaboration with Japan Society.

Tickets: Asia Society & Japan Society members, $25;  nonmembers, $35.

To register, contact the Asia Society box office.
Tel: (212) 327-9276, Fax: (212) 517-8315
Monday – Friday 10am to 5pm or [email protected]

Guest list closes at 12 pm, May 19. All cancellations for refunds must be received by this date.  No shows will be billed.

For further event information, please contact Judite Lee at (212) 327-9381.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2003
  • 8:00 am