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2017/05/24 Influences of the Supreme Court Decisions in June 2015 on the Practice of Product-by-Process (PBP) Claims
2017/05/12 Tendency of JPO's Examination Practice of New-Type Trademarks in First Two Years following 2015 Trademark Law Revision
2017/05/11 Revision of Design Examination Guidelines in relation to "Shading", "Reference view" and "Lack of novelty"
2017/05/02 IP High Court Grand Panel Decision and Supreme Court Decision Establishing New Interpretive Criteria for the Doctrine of Equivalents (DoE)
2017/04/24 Recent Court Cases relating to Trademark Infringement on the Internet
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)
2016/06/23 The Revised Design Examination Guidelines regarding "graphic image on a screen" designs entered into force on April 1, 2016, in Japan
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
2015/04/08 Japanese Design Applications can be filed
through the HAGUE SYSTEM on and after May 13, 2015
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
2014/05/19 Revision of Japanese Trademark Law
-Definition of Trademark is Revised to Include Color, Sound, etc.-
2014/05/08 Revision of Japanese Design Law
for Acceding to the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement
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
2013/09/03 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2012

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