Conference: “Extraterritorial IP Enforcement in the Digital Age”, March 16, 2023. As digital technology and new business methodologies shrink the distance between companies and their customers, it is increasingly common for commercial activities to be extraterritorial in nature, conflicting with the territorial limit of IP enforcement which is one of the fundamental principles of international intellectual property law. In response, the courts of numerous countries have created judicial exceptions to the principle of territoriality and have applied their national-level statutes and laws to protect IP rights originating from within their country’s IP regime. One such exception is the doctrine of divided infringement, in which courts find infringement of their national patents even if a feature or step of the patented product or process is located beyond their territorial borders. At this conference, US and Japanese speakers will discuss recent cases on divided infringement and examine strategies to take advantage of the extraterritorial enforcement of US and Japanese patents.