Mondaq Asia Pacific - Japan: Intellectual Property
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As we say in Japan, "Even monkeys fall from trees." Even expert inventors, applicants, writers, and agents can make errors in their patent documents.
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Recently Keisen Associates ran a popular article on how the Japan Patent Office (JPO) is concerned over complicated arbitration concerning the Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)
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In Japan, an applicant may file a divisional patent application (in accordance with Patent Act Art. 44). This is possible from the filing of the application until prescribed deadlines.
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Last year saw a spate of copyright-related conflicts between the large Japanese music copyright institution, JASRAC, and various private music schools, businesses (where copyrighted BGM was being played) ...
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A patent's duration is fairly standard in Japan: 20 years from the filing date.
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Japanese translations of technical patent documents can be very costly. Are they necessary? Here are some possible ideas applicants may have to save money–and the risks associated with them.
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Last year saw a spate of copyright-related conflicts between the large Japanese music copyright institution, JASRAC, and various private music schools, businesses ...
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Applicants wonder about filing pre-examination amendments (for example, to delete claims) for the Japanese national stage of their Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international applications.
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Missed the first deadline for an Office Action response? Since the Revision to Japanese Patent Law effective from April 2016, the JPO has modified rules for extending the deadline ...
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The World Intellectual Property Organization's report World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is out, with some noteworthy figures for Japan and the United States among other major economic ...
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In 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) issued a patent for a "system" of serving steak meals to fast food chain Ikinari! Steak.
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In 2017, the JPO had been trying to institute a system of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to force patent owners and prospective licensees to reach positive resolution when negotiations failed.
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Is it possible to reinstate a lapsed application in Japan?
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Japanese paperwork is exacting and precise. What happens, then, if you are an applicant or patent owner and your address as registered by the JPO is incorrect or outdated? Do you lose patent rights in Japan if the address on the Certificate of Patent is wrong?
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For example, the US copyright laws give copyright for artistic works for seventy years after the decease of the creator of the work, whereas this is fifty years in Japan.
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Japan has been trying to promote its agricultural products for foreign markets even as many farmers are aging and dying.
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Japan Patent Office (JPO), leaders in global intellectual property examinations, have enabled applicants to submit certain documents...
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Missed the first deadline for an Office Action response? Since the Revision to Japanese Patent Law effective from April 2016, the JPO has modified rules for extending the deadline...
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Now JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) has formally begun a further step in its mission to enforce copyright in a range of public space.
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Biotechnology venture company MYTECH of Kobe, Japan filed a patent application for early detection technology for cancer.
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In 2017, the JPO had been trying to institute a system of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to force patent owners and prospective licensees to reach positive resolution when negotiations failed.
Keisen Associates
Last year saw a spate of copyright-related conflicts between the large Japanese music copyright institution, JASRAC, and various private music schools, businesses ...
Keisen Associates
A patent's duration is fairly standard in Japan: 20 years from the filing date.
Keisen Associates
Japanese translations of technical patent documents can be very costly. Are they necessary? Here are some possible ideas applicants may have to save money–and the risks associated with them.
Keisen Associates
Applicants wonder about filing pre-examination amendments (for example, to delete claims) for the Japanese national stage of their Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international applications.
Keisen Associates
Missed the first deadline for an Office Action response? Since the Revision to Japanese Patent Law effective from April 2016, the JPO has modified rules for extending the deadline ...
Keisen Associates
Last year saw a spate of copyright-related conflicts between the large Japanese music copyright institution, JASRAC, and various private music schools, businesses (where copyrighted BGM was being played) ...
Keisen Associates
The World Intellectual Property Organization's report World Intellectual Property Indicators (WIPI) is out, with some noteworthy figures for Japan and the United States among other major economic ...
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For example, the US copyright laws give copyright for artistic works for seventy years after the decease of the creator of the work, whereas this is fifty years in Japan.
Seiwa Patent & Law
One year has passed since the post-grant opposition system was reinstated on April 1, 2015, after a 12-year hiatus since 2003.
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The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (the "UCPL") was established in Japan in 1934, in acceding to the Paris Convention.
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In Japan, an applicant may file a divisional patent application (in accordance with Patent Act Art. 44). This is possible from the filing of the application until prescribed deadlines.
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