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Publication of the Examination Guidelines on Requirement for Disclosure of Information on Prior Art Documents

Publication of the "Examination Guidelines on Requirement for Disclosure of Information on Prior Art Documents"

July 31, 2002
Examination Standards Office2
Japan Patent Office

Following the 2002 amendment of Sections 36(4)(ii), 48septies and 49(v) of the Patent Law, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) had drafted "Examination Guidelines on Requirement for Disclosure of Information on Prior Art Documents" June 2002 and invited comments on this Draft.

Reflecting the comments, the JPO finalized "Examination Guidelines on Requirement for Disclosure of Information on Prior Art Documents" following. The Guidelines will be effective September 1, 2002.

[Last updated 30 August 2002]

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