Patent/Utility Model

2019/07/05 IP High Court Grand Panel Decisions on Calculating Amount of Damages
2019/06/17 Summary of a Series of Court Decisions relating to Antibody Drug Patents
2019/04/19 2019 Revisions to the Patent and Design Laws, etc.
Part I: Revisions relating to infringement lawsuits
2019/03/13 JPO Starts New Fee Reduction System
from April 1, 2019
2018/10/08 Advisory Opinion System & Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
2018/09/28 Recent topics about IP rights in Japan (as of September 2018)
2018/07/09 Novelty Grace Period in Japan Extended to 1 Year
-Applicable to Disclosure on and after Dec. 9, 2017-
2018/05/16 IP Statistics May 2018 in Japan
2017/05/24 Influences of the Supreme Court Decisions in June 2015 on the Practice of Product-by-Process (PBP) Claims
2017/05/02 IP High Court Grand Panel Decision and Supreme Court Decision Establishing New Interpretive Criteria for the Doctrine of Equivalents (DoE)
2017/03/29 Post-Grant Opposition System: The First Two Years
2017/02/17 Summary of IP High Court Grand Panel Decision on Scope of Patent Right with Registered Patent Term Extension
2016/07/14 Revisions to Examination Guidelines for PTE Applications In Response to Supreme Court Decisions on Genentech v. JPO Cases
2016/07/08 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2015
2016/06/23 Revisions Made to the Japan Patent Law Relating to Employee Invention System (made effective on April 1, 2016)
2016/05/23 Review of Current Status of Post-Grant Opposition System in Comparison with Invalidation Trial System
2016/05/23 Change in JPO's Examination Practice for Use-Limited Food/Drink Inventions
2016/04/28 Notification regarding Extension of Time Limit for Response to Office Action (Patent)
2016/04/28 Revisions to the Japan Patent Law as Preparations for the Patent Law Treaty (PLT)
- Summary of the 2015 revision (effective from April 1, 2016) -
2016/04/15 [Latest News] The Intellectual Property High Court Grand Panel decision on March 25, 2016, establishing new interpretive criteria to expand the scope of application of the doctrine of equivalents
2016/01/13 Notification regarding Extension of Time Limit for Response to Office Action
2015/11/20 〔Latest〕 Supreme Court Upheld IP High Court Grand Panel Decisions on Patent Term Extension
2015/10/22 Will Product-by-Process Claims be deemed to be Clear after recent Supreme Court Decisions?
2015/06/29 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2014
2015/04/07 Overview of New Post-Grant Opposition System in Japan
2014/11/14 Overview of JPO's Collective Examination System
2014/06/24 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2013
2014/05/02 Revision of Japanese Patent Law (No. 2)
Introducing Remedies Conforming to PLT
2014/05/01 Revision of Japanese Patent Law (No. 1)
Introducing Post-Grant Opposition System
2013/12/27 Options for Proceeding after a Patent Application is Finally Rejected

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