Japan IP Updates

Japan IP Updates

Revised Design Act (April 1, 2020)

The revised Design Act will come into force on April 1, 2020.

Introduction of DAS (Digital Access Service)

We are pleased to announce that the DAS system will be introduced concerning Japanese design applications from January 1, 2020 in Japan.  Please refer to our letter for further information.

Japan IP Updates No.13

Japan Patent Office Publishes Model Arguments Against Indefiniteness Rejection Caused by Product-by-process Claims

Japan IP Updates No.12

Japan Supreme Court clarifies requirement of Art. 67-3(1)(i) concerning Patent Term Extension

Japan IP Updates No.11

Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model in Japan have been substantially revised

Japan IP Updates No.10

Revision of the Employee Invention System in Japan

Japan IP Updates No.9

Japan Supreme Court finally eliminates confusion of Product-by-Process claim in Pravastatin Sodium judgments

Japan IP Updates No.8

Japan IP High Court Decision of Samsung vs. Apple -Enforceability of Standard Essential Patent after FRAND declaration-

Japan IP Updates No.7

Japan IP High Court rejects the current Examination Guidelines concerning Patent Term Extension, and indicates its new Guidance

Japan IP Updates No.6

The Bill for Partial Amendment of the Patent Law, etc. was enacted and promulgated