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Posts by Kazuya Sekiguchi

Kazuya Sekiguchi is a Japanese and European patent attorney with more than 13 years of experience, working at the Dennemeyer & Associates' Munich office. He drafts patent/utility model applications, prepares responses to office actions, handles oppositions, and conducts appeals in front of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). Besides, he handles Japanese Trademark matters, such as filing applications, oppositions, and cancellation trials in front of the JPO.

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Starting with April 1, 2018, the European Patent Office has made a number of fee reductions for patent applications which will hopefully reinforce a more business friendly approach in support of innovation.

Opposition procedures before the EPO and the JPO have enough differences to put even experienced professionals in difficulty. Read more (in English & Japanese).