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Message from the president

President

Today, we are said to be experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and we frequently hear terms such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and big data every day. With this, our society is noticeably undergoing dramatic changes through accelerated technological progress.

With many innovations emerging, now is the time when patent attorneys should actively demonstrate their role. A major chance has arrived for us to move with the current and actively go out, deepen our Kizuna (ties) with others, and increase the presence of patent attorneys.

We should seize this great opportunity and develop an environment in which patent attorneys can conduct their activities with hopes and dreams so as to fulfill their mission as frontrunners of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and make Japan an intellectual property (IP) based nation through the activities of patent attorneys. To this end, we will implement the following measures.

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Members of the Board

The Board of Executive Directors of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) comprises one president, eight vice presidents, and less than twenty Executive Directors. The President and vice presidents are elected from its member patent attorneys. The President of JPAA represents JPAA and presides over its business.

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Organization of the JPAA

This figure shows the organization of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association.

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