Change of Laws & SystemsView more

2017/05/11 Revision of Design Examination Guidelines in relation to "Shading", "Reference view" and "Lack of novelty"
2016/07/14 Revisions to Examination Guidelines for PTE Applications In Response to Supreme Court Decisions on Genentech v. JPO Cases
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

Commentaries on SystemsView more

2017/05/12 Tendency of JPO's Examination Practice of New-Type Trademarks in First Two Years following 2015 Trademark Law Revision
2017/03/29 Post-Grant Opposition System: The First Two Years
2016/05/23 Review of Current Status of Post-Grant Opposition System in Comparison with Invalidation Trial System
2015/10/22 Will Product-by-Process Claims be deemed to be Clear after recent Supreme Court Decisions?

PrecedentsView more

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)
2017/04/24 Recent Court Cases relating to Trademark Infringement on the Internet
2017/02/17 Summary of IP High Court Grand Panel Decision on Scope of Patent Right with Registered Patent Term Extension

StatisticsView more

2017/03/29 Post-Grant Opposition System: The First Two Years
2016/07/08 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2015
2015/06/29 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2014
2014/06/24 Japan Patent Statistics 2000-2013

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