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By Josiah T. Momose
Japan is known for not only technological prowess but also aging and declining populations, and concerns for its economic future as China, South Korea, and other Asian states grow economically.
By Josiah T. Momose
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)
By Keisen Associates
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.
By Josiah T. Momose
The Beijing Municipal Administration of Industry and Commerce recently performed a product-focused crackdown on pirated sneakers of ASICS (Kobe, Japan) in the city and online.
By 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) ...
By Keisen Associates
A patent's duration is fairly standard in Japan: 20 years from the filing date.
By 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.
By 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 ...
By 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.
By Mari Sanchez Yamagishi
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 ...
By 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 ...
By Josiah T. Momose
In 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) issued a patent for a "system" of serving steak meals to fast food chain Ikinari! Steak.
By Josiah T. Momose
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.
By Keisen Associates
Is it possible to reinstate a lapsed application in Japan?
By Josiah T. Momose, Taro Yaguchi
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?