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Publication of the Operational Guidelines for Applicants to Seek the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30 Revised in 2011

October 3, 2011
Japan Patent Office

Japan Patent Office (JPO) invited the public to submit comments on “Operational Guidelines for Applicants to Seek the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30 Revised in 2011 (a Draft)” from July 13, 2011 to August 12, 2011. When the comment period closed, 12 opinions had been received.

Considering comments from the public etc., JPO finalized “Operational Guidelines for Applicants to Seek the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30 Revised in 2011.” These Operational Guidelines apply to patent applications to which Patent Act Article 30 revised in 2011 applies.

“Operational Guidelines for Applicants to Seek the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30 Revised in 2011” are available from the following website.

Procedures for Seeking the Application of Exceptions to Lack of Novelty of Invention, Corresponding to the Patent Act Article 30

 [Last updated 3 October 2011]

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