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FAQ about Japanese Patent Practice
PCT filing in Japan
Japanese Patent Law Revision
Japanese patent practice tip
Annual Report 2019 released by JPO
PCT Fees in Japan will be revised as of August 1, 2019
Request for Examination in Japan
PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) between Japan and Indonesia
How to get patent in Japan
How to get trademark in Japan
IP rights at Tokyo Olympic 2020 – you cannot post on SNS!
Two-Thirds Deduction of Official Fees for Venture Company
Rate of Decision to Grant in Japan is very high – 74.6%!
Expedited Examination in Japan
Examination results in Japan can be reached more easily
Era Name Impact on Japanese Application/Publication Numbers
PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) between Japan and Vietnam
Deduction of Official Fees before the Japan Patent Office
New Ruling on Scope of Protection of Extended Patent Rights in JAPAN
Notice of Office Relocation
PARTICIPATION IN AIPLA MID-WINTER PRE-MEETING IN FLORIDA, JANUARY 29-30, 2019
PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) between Japan and Brazil target expansion
Government Fee for filing a Request for Examination will be revised
4 reasons to obtain patents in Japan
Just 2 steps to complete PCT national phase entry into Japan
Attorneys Professional Liability Insurance and Corporate Structure
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PPH (Patent Prosecution Highway) between Japan and India starts in 2019
The JPO will support universities in obtaining patent protection
Japan rises to 5th in WEF competitiveness rankings
Chugai Pharma filed a suit regarding HERCEPTIN, drug for breast cancer treatment
JFTC will launch investigation on bullying based on IP not only by JP companies but also by foreign companies
1. Filing Application | Translation | PCT national phase entry
2. Request for Examination | PPH
3. Office Action | Prosecution
4. Registration | Annuity | Assignment
5. Patent Litigation in Japan
6. Other Topics (court decision, pharmaceutical, trademark, design, etc.)
Drawings in Japanese application
Backing by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Find troublesome to ask for quotes and/or due dates? – Automatically calculating rough estimates regarding Japanese patents.
Is Power of Attorney required when filing patent application in Japan?
Amendments made in the international stage should be translated when entering PCT national phase into Japan?
First Patent Filing in Japan – translating amendments made in the international stage into Japanese
First Patent Filing in Japan – submitting Power of Attorney
Tie-Up with DANNALAB B.V. (The Netherlands)
Grace Period in Japan extended from 6 months to 1 year
Half Deduction of Official Fees before the Japan Patent Office
Addition of Inventor and Assignment Recordal
After receipt of Decision to Grant – Registration Fee and Annuity Payment
Trends in Inventions of Japanese Universities
IP High Court Grand Panel decision on Legal Interest and Inventiveness
Deduction of Official Fees for Small Entities before the Japan Patent Office
Extension of Grace Period before the Japan Patent Office
The due date for filing a response to an Office Action can be extended in Japan?
By when the Japanese translation should be prepared for the patent application filed in a foreign language?
Patent Litigation in Japan – liability, provisional rights, approach potential infringer, etc.
Q&A regarding Patent Litigation in Japan – costs, length, evidence, damages, etc.
PPH-plus between JPO and BruIPO
Q&A regarding Prior User Rights in Japan
PPH between JPO and IPONZ
Tokyo-Yokohama ranked as top cluster of inventive activity
Promotion of the Use of Generic Drugs in Japan
Bad-faith Trademark Filings in Japan
The chance of winning patent litigation in Japan is not so low – 44%!
Divisional Patent Application in Japan
The use of ambiguous words in the claims acceptable under the Japanese patent practice?
The Benefits of Japanese Patent Law System over Those of the US’s in the Pharmaceutical Area (2)
The Benefits of Japanese Patent Law System over Those of the US’s in the Pharmaceutical Area (1)
Enablement Requirements and Support Requirements under the Japanese patent practice
Amendments are very restricted when filing an Appeal against a Decision of Rejection in Japan
Very strict restrictions to amendments on claims of patent application in Japan
Other topics regarding PCT national phase entry into Japan
Is there any Duty of Disclosure before the Japan Patent Office?
Prohibition of Shift Amendment under the Japanese Patent Practice
Supreme Court Decision on Product-by-Process Claims in Japan