2021.11.02 Press release

--To the press -

FRONTEO Holds Online Seminar Co-sponsored by US Law Firm Crowell & Moring LLP

Latest Trends in US Patent Law and Impact on Japanese Companies

FRONTEO Inc.
Masahiro Morimoto, President and CEO
東京 都 港区 港 南 2-12-23
(Code number: 2158 TSE Mothers)

 FRONTEO Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Masahiro Morimoto, hereafter FRONTEO) announced on November 11th, a major international law firm Crowell & Moring (Headquarters: Washington, DC, USA, Chair: Philip T. Inglima) We will co-sponsor an online seminar "Latest Trends in US Patent Law and Impact on Japanese Companies".

 

 This seminar will introduce some of the most recent and important trends in US patent law and examine their impact on Japanese companies doing business in the United States.First, in the case of patent proceedings by NPE (Non-Practicing Entity, patent owner who does not make patented inventions), which has been increasing in recent years, by Judge Alan Albright of the United States District Court for the Western Region of Texas. In addition to focusing on the explanation, we will analyze the current status of the Hague Delivery Treaty and its impact on Japanese companies prosecuted in the United States.In addition, we noted that NPEs are increasingly claiming patents that violate fair, rational, and non-discriminatory license terms based on the commitment of the prior owners of the patents to the standards body. It suggests a concrete and effective way for Japanese companies to compete.It also introduces recent trends in US law regarding IPR (Inter Partes Review).

 

[Seminar Outline]
Date and time:2021 year 11 month 4 day (Thursday) 9: 30 to 10: 30
form:Held online (Zoom)
Instructor:
 Brian Paul Gearing (Crowell & Moring LLP Partner Attorney)
 Michael H. Jacobs (Crowell & Moring LLP Partner Attorney)
 Vlad Lobatchev (Director of Engagement Management & Data Science, FRONTEO USA)
Moderator:
 Shiho Tanaka (Vice President, Sales & Marketing Division, FRONTEO USA)
 Brian Moore (FRONTEO USA Technical Fellow)
language:English
Capacity:500
Participation conditions:Law firms and free email addresses are not allowed to participate.
Overview:
 We will explain important trends related to US patent law and examine the impact on Japanese companies doing business in the United States.
 <Topic>
 --Increasing number of NPE proceedings in the United States, trends regarding the Hague Service Treaty, important points that Japanese companies should be aware of
 --Case analysis of international patent proceedings and verification of the role of technology (panel discussion)

 

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About Brian Paul Gearing Lawyer
Gearing is a partner lawyer at Crowell & Moring LLP's New York office and is part of an intellectual property group specializing in patent litigation. Gearing has been involved in numerous litigation related to various technical fields, including material structure / mechanics, semiconductors, hard disk design / manufacturing, microprocessor technology, wireless communication, network equipment / architecture, etc. We have a wealth of experience in introducing new technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger, and developing innovative products such as virtual currency and blockchain assets. Gearing has authored 15 papers in scientific publications and is an inventor with two US patents.He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was engaged in research on the structure and mechanics of various substances.After earning his degree, he attended the University of California, Berkeley Law School and was a Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

About Michael H. Jacobs Lawyer
Jacobs is a partner attorney in the Intellectual Property Group of our Washington, DC Office and is currently the Deputy Representative of the group.His areas of expertise are patents, trademarks, trade secrets, piracy litigation, post-issuance procedures, intellectual property portfolio management, patent acquisition, legal advice, and licensing. Jacobs has extensive and extensive knowledge of the technical field based on his extensive professional and academic experience.As a lawyer, he is involved in digital and analog circuits and systems, Internet applications and other computer software applications, wireless communications, polymers, catalytic chemistry, tissue transplantation, fibroblast mitosis induction, aptamers, and various mechanical systems. I am involved in the case.Prior to entering law school, he had experience working as an engineer specializing in technologies such as sonar signal processing, biological signal processing / measurement, and computed tomography.Research achievements include mathematical modeling of evoked potentials, analog circuit design and image processing.


■ About Crowell & Moring LLP
 URL:https://www.crowell.com/
Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe, Middle East / Africa and Asia.He has clients in fields such as litigation / arbitration, regulation / policy, trading / corporate legal affairs, and also acts as a proxy for many Fortune 500 companies, and is internationally recognized for handling high-value litigation and government-related cases. It has been.We are also continuously working on pro bono activities and promoting diversity, fairness and inclusion.

■ About FRONTEO URL:https://www.fronteo.com/
FRONTEO uses the in-house developed AI engines "KIBIT", "Concept Encoder", and "Looca Cross" that specialize in natural language processing to extract meaningful and important information from a huge amount of text data, and is a company. It is a data analysis company that supports the business of. Since its establishment in August 2003, it has been expanding globally to Japan, the United States, South Korea, and Taiwan, focusing on legal tech businesses such as "e-discovery (electronic discovery)" and "digital forensic investigation" that support corporate international litigation. Has been deployed.Based on the AI ​​technology cultivated in this business, we will expand the business field to the life science field, business intelligence field, and economic security from 8, and by using AI to "turn text data into knowledge", We contribute to solving various corporate issues such as drug discovery support, dementia diagnosis support, financial, personnel, and sales support. Listed on TSE Mothers on June 2014, 2007. Obtained a first-class medical device manufacturing and sales business license in January 6 (permit number: 26B2021X1), and notified the managed medical device sales business in September of the same year (notification number: 13 Minato Misei Equipment No. 1).The capital is 10350 thousand yen (as of March 9, 3).

* FRONTEO, KIBIT, and concept encoder are registered trademarks of FRONTEO in Japan.

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E-mail: pr_contact@fronteo.com

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