Patent Resources Group Wins Certification fro
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.
About Patent Resources Group
Patent Resources Group provides courses and publications in all aspects of patent practice for professionals at all levels of experience. Patent Resources Group offers patent training programs in major cities and destinations, over the Internet, and on-site at companies and law firms, and attracts attendees from around the world.
Patent Resources Group was established in 1969 by Professor Irving Kayton, Professor of Law Emeritus, George Mason University, and founder of the Patent and Intellectual Property Law Program at George Washington University. Since its inception, the company has taught patent law and related courses to 40,000 patent attorneys, agents, engineers, and scientists.
Takaharu Nakashima, Patent Resources Group’s Director of Asian Markets, is available to discuss international patent law and Japanese patent law education. Contact Daniel Waldman at 410-962-6447 or email@example.com to arrange an interview.