Archive for February 9th, 2009

Patent Resources Group Wins Certification from Japan Patent Attorneys Association

First Non-Japanese Firm to Open Doors to Japanese Patent Professionals, Students

Alexandria, Va. (February 9, 2009)-Patent Resources Group (PRG), the nation’s leading patent education firm, has become the first non-Japanese legal education provider to earn certification from the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA). The JPAA granted official accreditation to PRG on January 28, 2009.

As individual courses are approved, Japanese patent attorneys will now be able to earn credit for attending Patent Resources Group’s patent education programs, which include Patent Bar Review courses, Workshops and Advanced Courses. PRG has provided professionals and students with comprehensive strategies for practicing patent law since 1969. All courses are taught by an acclaimed group of the industry’s most experienced attorneys, litigators and strategists, who guide students to successfully apply patent law to real-world intellectual property issues.

“I am pleased that the JPAA has recognized Patent Resources Group’s exceptional quality and that we will now be able to actively meet Japan’s IP educational needs,” says Takaharu Nakashima, Patent Resources Group’s Director of Asian Markets. “As patents in the global economy grow in significance, Japanese professionals must focus more on strategic planning, practice and utilization of intellectual property rights. With 40 years of history and knowledge, we believe PRG will be the educational bridge between the U.S. and Japan.”

The JPAA is the Japanese regulatory body that oversees patent education in Japan. According to the Japanese Patent Office[update], there are more than 6,800 patent attorneys and agents practicing in Japan.

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