Request for Examination in Japan

Request for Examination in Japan

A Japanese patent application will NOT be examined unless a Request for Examination is filed.  You should be careful!  If examination is not requested in time, the application will be regarded as having been withdrawn.  There is basically no way to revive the application (there is actually a chance to get permission from the JPO under exceptional circumstances, but the chance is extremely low).

Due Date

Official Fee (*N = the number of claims)

Apply to applications filed before April 1, 2019 (PCT: international filing date; Paris Route: Japanese filing date; Divisional: divisional filing date)

Apply to applications filed on or after April 1, 2019 (PCT: international filing date; Paris Route: Japanese filing date; Divisional: divisional filing date)

Please note that the official fee for fling a request for examination simply depends on the number of claims.  Hence, it is advisable to delete less important claims or consolidate dependent claims using multi-dependent claims (including multi-multi claims) which are acceptable in Japan.

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