Toshiko Takenaka

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Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law
Director, CASRIP
Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 685-2996
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Curriculum Vitae |


Panelist, First-Inventor-to-File: A First-to-File or a First-to-Invent?, University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property, High Technology Protection Summit, Jul. 27, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Third Party Liability: Patent Infringement, University of Washington School of Law, CASRIP-IP LL.M. Anniversary Conference: IP-Across Topic Scholarship Conference, Jul. 27, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

On Line Patent Infringement-Third Party Liability, University of Washington School of Law, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property, Judicial Conference: IP Protection in the Information Age, Jul. 21, 2012 (Nanjin, China)

Mayo v. Prometheus Supreme Court Decision: Case and Impact on Patentability of Biotechnological and Software Related Inventions, AIPPI Japan Group, Jul. 4, 2012 (Tokyo, Japan)

Mayo v. Prometheus Supreme Court Decision: Case and Impact on Patentability of Biotechnological and Software Related Inventions, Japan Patent Attorney Association, Osaka Group, Jul. 3, 2012 (Osaka, Japan)

Moderator, Patent Strategy Conference, Osaka Institute of Technology, IP Department, Jul. 1, 2012 (Osaka, Japan)

Moderator, Patent Strategy Conference, Waseda RCLIP Seminar, Jun. 30, 2012 (Tokyo, Japan)

Moderator, IP and Global Health Conference, Tokyo Medical Dental University, Jun. 29, 2012 (Tokyo, Japan)

On Line Patent Infringement-Third Party Liability, East China University of Political Science and Law, Jun. 14, 2012 (Shanghai, China)

America Invents Act: Comparative Law Perspective, Korea IP Association, Jun. 12, 2012 (Seoul, Korea)

Role of Patent System in Promoting Industry and Innovations: Japanese and U.S. Experiences, Renmin University, U.S. China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference, May 28, 2012 (Beijing, China)

Examining 2011 Patent Reform in Comparative Law, Japan Patent Office, America Invents Act (AIA), Mar. 9, 2012

Employee Invention Systems: Comparative Law Analysis, Santa Clara University Law School, High Tech Institute, Jan. 24, 2012 (Santa Clara, CA)

Open Software Licensing; America Invents Act, University of Strasbroug, Nov. 28, 2011 (France)

License Negotiation with Japanese, License Executive Society German Group, Nov. 25, 2011 (Frankfurt, Germany)

Moderator, Employee Inventions and German Copyright Law: Encounter of the Third Kind, Waseda RCLIP, Tokyo, Nov. 19, 2011 (Tokyo, Japan)

Recent Patent Developments in the United States: America Invents Act & Case Law Developments, Japan Intellectual Property Association, Nov. 17, 2011 (Osaka, Japan)

Moderator, Employee Inventions and German Copyright Law: Encounter of the Third Kind, Osaka Institute of Technology, Nov. 16, 2011 (Okaka, Japan)

Recent Patent Developments in the United States: America Invents Act & Case Law Developments, JIPA Tokyo, Nov. 15, 2011 (Tokyo, Japan)

America Invents Act: Impact on Patent Procurement and Technology Transfer, Tokyo Medical Dental University, Nov. 14, 2011 (Tokyo, Japan)

Speaker, Japan's National IP Strategy and IP Enforcement Revisions (with Ryu Takabayashi), Seminar sponsored by German Japanese Lawyers Assocation, Munich, December 16, 2008

Speaker, Patent Infringement Damages from the Comparative Law Perspective, CEIPI, University of Strasbourg, France, December 12, 2008

Speaker, Overview of Japanese IP System and Japan's National Intellectual Property Strategies, IP LL.M. Program at Univ. of Turin, Italy, Aug. 9, 2008

Speaker, Role of General Courts and Specialized Courts in Patent Jurisprudence: Lessons from US Experiences, Recent Issues of American Law, The 32nd Comparative Law & Politics Symposium, Aug. 5, 2008, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Speaker, Nonobviousness Standard after KSR, Nonobviousness Standard Study Group, Japan Patent Attorney Association IP Study Center, Tokyo, Japan, June 30, 2008

Speaker, Present and Future of IP Enforcement Procedure in the United States, Kansai IP Study Group Seminar, Osaka Institute of Technology, IP Program, Osaka, Japan, June 25, 2008

Speaker, Present and Future of IP Enforcement Procedure in the United States, Yokokawa Memorial Lectureship Series, Waseda Law School, Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 2008

Speaker, Essential Elements Doctrine Under U.S. Patent Law, Japan Industrial Property Law Society, Annual Meeting, Kokushikan University, Tokyo, Japan, June 7, 2008

Speaker, Introduction: 25 USC Sec. 271(e) Safe Harbor Provision, Tokyo Medical Dental University, May 19, 2008

Speaker, Law in Japan: A Celebration of the Work of John Owen Haley, Wash. U., St. Louis, MO, May 9-10, 2008

Speaker, U.S. Reexamination Proceeding, 9th European Intellectual Property Institute Network (EIPIN) Congress: IP Enforcement, CEIPI Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, France, March 14-16, 2008 

Speaker, "Patent Exhaustion in U.S.", Transnational IP Seminar, University of Rome Tre, Rome, Italy, , Feb. 18, 2008

Speaker, "Recent Patent Law Developments in U.S.", Japan Intellectual Property Association, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, Dec. 11-12, 2007.

Moderator, "Panel Discussion on IP Infringement Remedy; Panel Discussion on Regulated Market and Intellectual Property," RCLIP Asia IP Law Sympsoium, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 23-24, 2007.

Moderator, "A Comparative Study of Federal Circuit Amgen Decision," Tokyo Medical Dental University, Nov. 22, 2007.

Panelist, "Educating IP Professionals for Globalization of Technology Transfer, "Tokyo Medical Dental University, Nov. 20, 2007.

Speaker, "Patent Infringement Damages in U.S. and Japan, " National Yunlin University, Yunlin, Taiwan, Oct. 25, 2007.

Speaker, "U.S. Patent System and University Technology Transfer, "Univ. of L'Aquia, L'Aquia, Italy, Oct. 10, 2007.

Moderator, "Recent Patent Law Issues in U.S. and Europe," The 30th Comparative Law and Politics Symposium: Developing International IP Norms for the 21st Century, University of Tokyo Comparative Law Center, Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2007.

Speaker, "U.S. and Japanese Patent Policies, Korean Institute of Intellectual Property," Seoul, Korea, April 13, 2007.

"U.S. and Japanese Patent Policies," Korean Institute of Intellectual Property (April 2007).

Speaker, "International Agreements and US Patent Law," University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, March 19, 2007.

Speaker, "Internet and U.S. Patent Enforcement," University of Rome La Spienza, Business Law LLM Program, Rome, Italy, March 16, 2007.

Moderator and Speaker, "Impact of Federal Circuit Phillips en banc decision," Tokyo Medical Dental University, March 5, 2007.

Moderator, "Legal Issues in Enforcement of Intellectual Property, "Waseda Law School, Tokyo, Japan, March 3, 2007

Speaker, "Patent Protection for Recycle Products and Competition Policy," LES Japn, Anti-Monopoly Subcomittee, March 1, 2007.

Moderator, "Doctrine of Equivalents: Role of After Arising Technology," Tokyo Medical Dental University, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 28, 2007.

"Revising TRIPS Art. 30: Clarifying the Scope of Exceptions to Patent Rights in WTO Countries," Modest Proposals Conference, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, NY (2007).

Speaker, "Extra Territorial Aspects of US Patents", Japan Intellectual Property Association, Osaka (Dec. 19, 2006; Tokyo, Dec. 20 2006).

Commentator, "Recent Patent Federal Circuit Cases and ALI Proposal for Jurisdictions of IP Litigation", Conference sponsored by Japanese and Korean Society of Private International Law, Tokyo, Japan (Dec. 16, 2006).

Moderator, "Patent Reform and Innovation Policy," Conference on Innovation Policy and IP Fundamentals co-sponsored by CASRIP and Waseda RCLIP, Tokyo, Japan (Dec. 15, 2006).

Speaker, "Protection Scope of Upstream Patents," Intellectual Property Center, Keio University (Dec. 15, 2006).

Speaker, "Technology Transfer Systems in US and Japan," Tokyo Medical Dental School (December 14, 2006).

Speaker, "Protection Scope of Upstream Patents," International Conference on Efficient Alliance for Commercializing Upstream Inventions and Co-Ownership, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (Dec. 11 & 12, 2006).

Speaker, Conference on Patent Policy in the Supreme Court and Congress, High Tech Law Institute, Santa Clara University School of Law and Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, Santa Clara (Oct. 27, 2006).

Speaker, "US and European Patent and Trademark Law," Japan Patent Attorneys Association, Tokyo, Japan (August 4 & 5, 2006).

Speaker, "A Comparative Study of Legal Issues Relating to Repair and Modification of Patented Products," Seminar sponsored by Waseda University RCLIP, Tokyo, Japan (June 30, 2006).

Speaker, "Ownership and Inventor Issues under US Laws," Seminar Sponsored by Hitotsubashi University (June 27, 2006).

Speaker, "Comparative Study of Inventive Step/Nonobviousness," International IP Society Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan (June 17, 2006).

Speaker, "A Comparative Study of Legal Issues Relating to Repair and Modificationof Patented Products," Seminar sponsored by Hokkaido University IP COE Program, Sapporo, Japan (June 2, 2006).

Moderator and Speaker, "Introduction of US Trademark and Copyright System," Tokyo Medical Dental School Advanced Course for IP Professional Training Program, Tokyo, Japan (May 26, 2006).

Speaker, "Trademark and Copyright Infringement Damages," Japan Patent Attorney Association Intellectual Property Center, Patent Study Group, Tokyo, Japan (May 12, 2006).

Moderator, "Claim Construction after Phillips," Seminar for Japanese Judges, Waseda COE RCLIP/CASRIP US-Japan Comparative Patent Litigation Seminar, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (April 24, 2006).

Moderator, Judicial Seminar: "Claim Interpretation under US Patent Law," IP High Court, Tokyo, Japan (April 21, 2006).

Speaker, Introduction: "Recent US Patent Law Developments," Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan (April 19, 2006).

Panelist, "IP Rights and Industry in Japan," Invention Day Symposium, Japan Patent Office (April 18, 2006).

Nonobviousness: A Review of CAFC Suggestion Test from Comparative Law Perspective, Texas IP Journal 7th Annual IP Symposium, University of Texas, Austin (Feb. 2, 2006).

"Introduction of US Trademark and Copyright Law" Life Science Report, English and Japanese (No. 6) 2 (2006).

"US Patent Litigation Seminar" 2006 I.P. Annual Report, Bessatsu NBL No. 116, 326 (2006).

Moderator, Panel Discussion on Comparative Study of Patent Law Legislative Process in the United States and Europe, Waseda University Law School (Dec. 16, 2006).

Recent US Patent Case Law Developments, Seminar sponsored by Japan IP Association, (Osaka, Dec. 14, Tokyo, Dec. 15. 2005).

P Education in the United States, Teaching Experience in Japan and the United States, 3rd Symposium for IP Education, Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka (Dec. 13, 2005).

US Bayh Dole System and Patent Protection on Upstream Inventions, Workshop on Protection of Upstream Inventions, Hitstsubashi University, Tokyo (Dec. 12, 2005).

Panelist, Japanese Intellectual Property Policy and National Strategies, Final Conference of European Policy for Intellectual Property, University of Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Oct. 7-8, 2005).

Moderator, Legal Issues in International Technology Transfer, Seminar sponsored by Center of Excellence-Waseda Institute for Corporation Law and Society, Research Center for the Legal System of Intellectual Property (May 9, 2005).

Technology Transfer System in US and Japan, Washington Research Foundation Festschrift Symposium, University of Washington (May 5, 2005).

Claim Construction and Sources to Clarify Claim Terms: A Comparative Study in Japan, U.S. and Europe, Seminar sponsored by Center of Excellence-Waseda Institute for Corporation Law and Society, Research Centerfor the Legal system of Intellectual Property (Feb. 19, 2005).

Moderator, US Current Developments: Experimental Use Exception, Symposium organized by Tokyo Medical Dental University, Tokyo, Japan (Feb. 18, 2005).

"A Comparison of IP Education in Japan and the United States", Symposium organized by Osaka Institute of Technology, Osaka, Japan (January 8, 2005).

"IP Education at University of Washington", Symposium organized by Japan Patent Office, Tokugikon, Tokyo, Japan (Nov. 26, 2004).

"Current US Patent Case Law Developments", Seminar Sponsored by Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), Osaka, Japan, (Nov. 24, 2004).

"Japan's IP Strategy and Universities' Entrepreneurial Activities: Coordinating Academic Policy and Government's Political Goal," Conference on University Entrepreneurship, Center for Intellectual Property Studies (CIP), Chalmers University of Technology Goteborg Sweden (June 2, 2004).

"Extent of Patent Protection in U.S., Europe and Japan, Lexis Publication Symposium, Japan (May 20, 2004).

"IP Education and Professionals in Japan", Fordham International Intellectual Property Conference, New York (April 14, 2004).

Clinical Education at US Law Schools and Comments on Proposal of Waseda IP Clinical Program, Symposium on Clinical Education, Waseda University, Tokyo (December 19, 2002).

Festo and Its Transnational Implications, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, NY (November 7, 2002).

The Doctrine of Equivalents after Festo Supreme Court Decision: Comparative Perspective, Seminar sponsored by CASRIP and Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany, October 11, 2002.

Small & Medium Size Enterprises and IPRs: US Patent System and Promotion of Exploitation of IPRs by Small Firms, Annual Meeting of Association of Teachers and Researchers in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), Delhi, India (October 7, 2002).

Rethinking the First-To-Invent Principle from a Comparative Law Perspective: A Proposal of Restructuring Section 102, Symposium sponsored by Univ. of Houston Law Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 31, 2002.

A New Hurdle for Patent Harmonization?: Computer Software and Business Methods, Conference sponsored by Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, CA, March 22, 2002.

Discussant for Paper Presented by Prof. John Thomas, Patent System Reform Conference Sponsored by the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkeley CA, March 1-2, 2002.

Convergence of U.S. and Japanese Patent System through Pro-Patent Policy, Columbia Business School, New York, Feb. 15, 2002.

Substantive Patent Law Treaty in U.S. Patent Law Perspective (Paper Presentation), Seminar sponsored by AIPPI Japan, Tokyo,  Feb. 7, 2002.

Recent Issues in Patent Claim Interpretation: The Doctrine of Equivalents, Means-Plus-Function Claims and Product-by-Process Claims, Seminar sponsored by Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Nov. 19, 2001.

Part 1: Review of First-To-Invent; Part 2: Employee Invention Compensation System in the United States, Seminar sponsored by Japanese Intellectual Property Association, Osaka, Sept. 13, Tokyo, Nov. 16, 2001.

"Globalization of Intellectual Property and Increased Significance of Patent Law Study in Comparative Law Perspective" Seminar for Judges in Intellectual Property Divisions of Tokyo High Court and Tokyo District Court, Tokyo, June 18, 2001.

"Federal Circuit's Festo En Banc Decision: Japanese Perspective, Seminar sponsored by New York International Intellectual Property Society, New York City, May 31, 2001.

"Law School Education in New Business & Technology Era" Seminar on Legal -Education in Japan sponsored by Univ. of Victoria, Canada, April 4, 2001.

"Comments on Judge Michel's Key Note Speech" Seminar sponsored by Washington State Intellectual Property Lawyer's Association, Seattle, Washington, February 14, 2001.

"Law School Education in New Business & Technology Era" Seminar sponsored by CASRIP, Munich, Germany, January, 16, 2001; Sponsored with LES French Group, Paris, France, January 18, 2001.

"Problems and Future of Intellectual Property in IT Revolution" Roundtable Discussion Moderated by JPO Commissioner, Mr. Kozo Oikawa, November 13, 2000.

"Comments in International and Comparative Law Perspective" Seminar on E-Commerce and E-Quivalence: Defining the Proper Scope of Internet Patents" sponsored by George Washington University Law School and Oracle Corp., October 27, 2000.

"Scholarly Cliques on E-Patents Presentations" Seminar sponsored by George Washington University, October 27, 2000.

"Harmonization of Grace Period" Annual Meeting of Int'l Law Society held at University of Santa Clara, October 13, 2000.

"The Need for harmonization for Grace Period" 2000 Annual Meeting of International La Society, October 13, 2000.

"US Case Law Developments in Claim Interpretation and the Doctrine of Equivalents" Seminar sponsored by AIPPI Japan Group, September 12, 2000.

"Patent Infringement Damages in the United States and Japan" Seminar Sponsored by Japan Intellectual Property Association, Tokyo, September 5, 2000; Osaka, September 11, 2000.

"Recent Developments in the Doctrine of Equivalents in Japan" CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit 2000, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, July 21 & 22, 2000.

"The Doctrine of Equivalents and Prosecution History Estoppel in Japan" 2000 High Technology Protection Summit, Seattle WA, July 20, 2000.

"Will Enhanced Patent Infringement Damage Award Revive Japanese Economy?" Seminar sponsored by Washington University, St. Louis, March 30 & April 1, 2000.

"Will Fears in India Become Reality?:  It is very unlikely" Seminar sponsored by National Law Institute University and The Government of Madhya Pradesh, Dept. of health and Family Welfare, Bhopal, India, March 25 & 26, 2000.

"Software and Business Model Patents in Japan" Seminar sponsored by Whittier Law School, Orange County, March 17, 2000.

"Recent Developments of Claim Interpretation in the United States" Seminar sponsored by the University of Tokai, Hawaii, January 2000.

"Patent Infringement Damages in Japan and United States: Comparative Law Perspective" Lecture at Kyoto Comparative Law Center, May 19, 1999.

"U.S. Legislative and Case Law Developments: Comments in Comparative Law Perspective" Seminar sponsored by License Executive Society and Patent Attorney's Association, Osaka, May 18, 1999.

"Patent Infringement Damages in Japan and United States: Comparative Law Perspective" Lecture at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, May 14, 1999.

"A Special Court or Special Division in a General Court?: Comparison of U.S. and Japanese Court Systems for Patent Litigation", Seminar Sponsored by Korean Patent Court, May 13, 1999.

"Patent Infringement Damages in Comparative Law Perspectives", Seminar Sponsored by Institute of Intellectual Property in Japan, Feb. 10, 1999.

"Functional Claims: Discussions in Comparative Law Perspective" Symposium sponsored by the Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 10, 1998.

  "Semiconductor Industry and Patents: Past, Current and Future" International Intellectual Property Seminar on Current U.S. Patent Law Developments and Future of Japanese Law, Intellectual Property Department of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 8, 1998

"Pitfalls for Non U.S. Patent Owners in Enforcing U.S. Patents", Seminar sponsored by Institute of Intellectual Property, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 19, 1998

"First-to-File" Principle under the U.S. Patent System, the Japanese Patent Office, Tokyo, Japan, Feb.26, 1998

"Recent Developments on the Doctrine of Equivalents in the United States" Seminar sponsored by Intellectual Property Department of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 27, 1998.

"Harmonizing the Japanese patent System with its U.S. Counterpart Through Judge-Made Law" Symposium on Intellectual Property: Japan and the New Asia, Japan Information Access Project, Washington D.C. Oct. 1997.

"Negotiating with Japanese Companies" Seminar on International Licensing, License Executive Society, Munich Group, Munich, Germany, Sept. 1997.

"Importance of Intellectual Property Research" Symposium on Industrial Property, French Institute of Trademark and Patent Attorneys, Paris, France, Sept. 1997.

"Doctrine of Equivalents after Warner-Jenkinson" Pacific Rim High Technology Protection Practice Updates, the University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA, July 1997.

"Comparative Study of Patent Infringement Damages in the United States and Japan", Seminar at the Dean Dinwoodey Intellectual Property Forum at the George Washington University's National Law Center, Washington D.C. March 1997.

"Comparative Study of Patent Infringement Damages in the United States and Japan", University of California Berkeley, School of Information Management, CA, Jan. 1997.

"Comparative Study of Patent Infringement Damages in the United States and Japan", Santa Clara University, School of Law, CA, Jan. 1997.

"Closing Remarks," International Intellectual Property Litigation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, Sept. 1996.

"The Doctrine of Equivalents in Japan and the United States" Korean Patent Attorney's Association, Seoul, Korea, Sept. 1996.

"The Doctrine of Equivalents in the United States," License Executive Society, Osaka Group, Osaka, Japan, Sept. 1996.

"Does a Cultural Barrier to IP Trade Exist?," The Culture and Economics of Participation in an International Intellectual Property Regime, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, March, 1996.

"Patent Claim Interpretation and the Doctrine of Equivalents in the United States," Max Planck Institute, Munich, Germany, April, 1995.

Speaker, "Recent Development on Japanese Patent System", Washington State Bar Association, International Practice Section, Seattle, WA, May 1994.

"Claim Interpretation and the Doctrine of Equivalents in Japan and Germany," International Symposium on Patent Claim Interpretation, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA, May 1994.

"Japanese Computer Software Protection" Toward A Third Intellectual Property Paradigm Symposium, April 1993, Columbia University School of Law, New York, NY, March 1994.

"Role of Patent System in Japanese Industry" Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, MO, March 1994.

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