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Draft Examination Guidelines on Requirement for Disclosure of Information on Prior Art Documents

June 19, 2002
Examination Standards Office
Japan Patent Office

The revised Japanese Patent Law, which stipulates the requirement for disclosure of information on prior art documents (Sections 36(4)(ii) and 48septies, etc.), was promulgated on April 17, 2002. Due to the revision, we are going to establish Examination Guidelines on this requirement. We invite interested parties to submit written comments on the draft of this Examination Guideline as followings.

Draft Examination Guidelines on Requirement for Disclosure of Information on Prior Art Documents (PDF:120KB)

1. DATES

Comments must be received on or before July 19 (Fri.), 2002

2.ADDRESSES

Comments should be sent via E-mail to: PA2A10@jpo.go.jp with the subject of "COMMENT ON DRAFT EXAMINATION GUIDELINE." Please also include your name and contact address.

3.SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

  • Comments may be submitted in any form.
  • Received comments may be open to the public, with the exception of any personal information (your address, telephone number, etc.).

[Last updated 19 June 2002]

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