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Trial and Appeal Practitioner Study Group Report

The Trial and Appeal Department of the JPO convenes a study group every year, called the "Trial and Appeal Practitioner Study Group." The study group is comprised of the practitioners including administrative judges, employees of the intellectual property department in companies, patent attorneys and lawyers. In addition, the judges of the Intellectual Property High Court and the Tokyo District Court participated in the study group as observers in 2016. Each year's study group deliberates on trial/appeal and court decisions in actual cases. The results of the study by this group are consolidated into a report in Japanese, available at the JPO website (in Japanese).

Moreover, the summary of the report has been translated into English and made available since 2015, as below.

Note: The English titles in 2015 and 2016 above are different since the translation of the title was changed in 2016, however, the Japanese text was not changed.

[Last updated 30 March 2018]


Trial and Appeal Division

Japan Patent Office (JPO)

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