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Decisions

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) provides professional English translations of trial/appeal decisions, decisions on oppositions, and Hantei (advisory opinions on the scope of industrial property rights) categorized by type, field, or other attributes of a case that help in the understanding of the law and its operation, for the purpose of improving and enhancing the international reach and quality of information provided on industrial property rights applicable in Japan.

IP Judgements are available on the IP Judgement Database at the Courts in Japan website (Japanese) and the IP High Court website (English). In addition, "IP Judgment listed by topic" at the IP High Court website provides English translations of selected IP Judgments, listed by topic.

1. Patents and Utility Models

Topics

(A) Novelty
(B) Inventive Step
(C) Secret Prior Art
(D) Requirements for Description (Enablement etc.)
(E) Requirements for Claims (Support, Clarity etc.)
(F) Amendment before Grant
(G) Correction after Grant

(1) Appeals against the examiner's decision of refusal

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Appeal 2010-009107 Japanese English            
Appeal 2010-025131 Japanese English            
Appeal 2011-014812 Japanese English            
Appeal 2011-022685 Japanese English            
Appeal 2012-008250 Japanese English          
Appeal 2012-023592 Japanese English            
Appeal 2012-026122 Japanese English            
Appeal 2012-026151 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-012792 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-006575 Japanese English            
Appeal 2013-022460 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-003794 Japanese English          
Appeal 2014-003767 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-010272 Japanese English          
Appeal 2014-009519 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-024184 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-004387 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-008695 Japanese English          
Appeal 2014-003961 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-013097 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-005608 Japanese English          
Appeal 2015-005508 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-018824 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-020849 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-019883 Japanese English            
Appeal 2014-025296 Japanese English            
Appeal 2015-002406 Japanese English          

(2) Trials for invalidation

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Invalidation 2010-800114 Japanese English            
Invalidation 2011-800130
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English          
Invalidation 2011-800130
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English          
Invalidation 2011-800136
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English        
Invalidation 2011-800136
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English          
Invalidation 2011-800218
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English          
Invalidation 2011-800218
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English          
Invalidation 2011-800233
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English        
Invalidation 2011-800233
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English      
Invalidation 2007-800070
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English            
Invalidation 2007-800070
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English            
Invalidation 2014-800023 Japanese English        
Invalidation 2014-400007 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2014-800124 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2014-800107 Japanese English        
Invalidation 2014-800108 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2013-800211 Japanese English      
Invalidation 2014-800104 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2013-800087 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2014-800186 Japanese English              
Invalidation 2013-800229 Japanese English            
Invalidation 2014-800029 Japanese English            
Invalidation 2013-800162 Japanese English        
Invalidation 2014-800138 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2014-800151 Japanese English            
Invalidation 2015-800103 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2015-800034 Japanese English        
Invalidation 2014-800141 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2014-800093 Japanese English      

(3) Trials for correction

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Correction 2015-390044 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390034 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390033 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390026 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390032 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390047 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390067 Japanese English          
Correction 2015-390046 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390056 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390076 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390055 Japanese English            
Correction 2016-390005 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390096 Japanese English            
Correction 2015-390097 Japanese English            

(4) Hantei (Advisory opinions on the scope of industrial property rights)

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Advisory Opinion 2014-600045 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2014-600038 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2014-600059 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2015-600013 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2015-600015 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2015-600014 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2015-600008 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2015-600017 Japanese English              
Advisory Opinion 2014-600055 Japanese English              

2. Designs

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions
Invalidation 2010-880005 Japanese English
Invalidation 2008-880022 Japanese English
Appeal 2014-025003 Japanese English
Invalidation 2013-880020 Japanese English
Invalidation 2014-880014 Japanese English

3. Trademarks

(1) Appeals against the examiner's decision of refusal

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Trademarks
Appeal 2012-000422 Japanese English  
Appeal 2013-008335 Japanese English  
Appeal 2014-017409 Japanese English  
Appeal 2014-026122 Japanese English  
Appeal 2015-005083 Japanese English  

(2) Trials for invalidation

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Trademarks
Invalidation 2012-890024
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English  
Invalidation 2012-890024
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English  
Invalidation 2014-890081 Japanese English  
Invalidation 2015-890035 Japanese English  

(3) Trials for revocation

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Trademarks
Revocation 2012-300403
(the first trial decision)
Japanese English  
Revocation 2012-300403
(the second trial decision)
Japanese English  
Revocation 2014-300910 Japanese English  
Revocation 2015-300011 Japanese English  
Revocation 2015-300013 Japanese English  

(4) Oppositions to registration

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Trademarks
Opposition 2014-900232 Japanese English  
Opposition 2015-900053 Japanese English  
Opposition 2014-900179 Japanese English  

 
※All of the English translations of appeal/trial decisions on this website are unofficial. The JPO assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the translations.

[Last updated 5 August 2016]

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