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October 15, 2021 Is numeral range limitation specifying either upper limit or lower limit always unclear?NEW
September 30, 2021 Do you know that there is a way to obtain both patent and design rights from one patent application in Japan?
September 15, 2021 Introduction of Judicial Precedent - Method of Judgment on Partial Priority under the Paris Convention -
August 31, 2021 Antibody defined by its function is patentable?
August 13, 2021 Japan Patent Office (JPO) Accelerates Digitalization of Communication
July 30, 2021 Is it possible for a foreign applicant and its local representative to participate in an examiner interview held at the JPO?
July 16, 2021 Revisions of Law to Improve Rules Specific to Japan Currently Causing Lapse of Deadlines (design/trademark)
June 30, 2021 Introduction of Websites for Searching Japanese Court Rulings
June 15, 2021 Introduction of System of Inviting Third-Party Comments in Infringement Suit of Patent (or other intellectual property) Rights
May 31, 2021 Tightening of Regulations on Cross-border Transactions of Counterfeits (design/trademark)
April 19, 2021 Movement to Shift Determination Standard for Rights Restoration to “Unintentional” Standard is Accelerating!
April 5, 2021 Introduction to Examples of Graphic Image Design Registrations after Revision of the Design Act in 2020
March 22, 2021 Cabinet Approved the Bill on Revision of the Patent Act and Other Acts
February 26, 2021 Criteria for “Advantageous Effect” in Determination of Inventive Step are Clarified
February 8, 2021 News about “Expansion of Applicable Scope of Abolition of Seal-Stamping” in Procedures before JPO
January 29, 2021 Full Enforcement of the Revised Patent Act

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