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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 practitioners including administrative judges, employees of the intellectual property department in companies, patent attorneys and lawyers. In addition, judges of the Intellectual Property High Court and the Tokyo District Court have been participated in the study group as observers since 2016. Each year's study group deliberates on trial/appeal and court decisions in actual cases. The results of the study are consolidated into a report in Japanese, available at the JPO website (in Japanese).

The English translation of the summary of the reports is available as below.

[Last updated 24 March 2021]


Trial and Appeal Division

Japan Patent Office (JPO)

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