On June 16th, 2016, the successor of the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) Commissioner Ito has been announced to be Commissioner Yoshinori Komiya. As a result, Commissioner Ito is retiring from a successful career serving in Japanese government services. Commissioner Ito has been the commissioner of the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) since July 2014 and previously served in a variety of leadership positions in large government organizations such as the New York office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Currently, the Japanese government is promoting plans to revive the Japanese economy. Commissioner Komiya is hoping to succeed Commissioner Ito and support the Japanese economy by:
“Creating the World’s Fastest and Highest Quality Examination System.”
Improving intellectual property protection.
Assist smaller enterprises.
With these plans in mind, Commissioner Komiya is hoping to make Japan the nation with the best intellectual property.