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‘Manual of “Hantei” (Advisory Opinion) for Essentiality Check(Revised Version)’ and New Operation based on the ‘Manual of “Hantei” (Advisory Opinion) for Essentiality Check(Revised Version)’

July 2019
Trial and Appeal Department of the JPO

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has implemented the operation of the advisory opinion system to determine standard essentiality since April 1, 2018 based on the ‘Manual of “Hantei” (Advisory Opinion) for Essentiality Check’.

In response to the enforcement of the revised Unfair Competition Prevention Act (2018), the JPO revised and today announced the ‘Manual of “Hantei” (Advisory Opinion) for Essentiality Check’ in order to improve the convenience of users .

Revised version of Manual of “Hantei” (Advisory Opinion) for Essentiality Check (provisional translation) (PDF:1,632KB)

The operation based on the revised manual will be conducted for the files requested on or after July 1st, 2019.

The contents of this manual will be reviewed as necessary.

[Last updated 1 July 2019]

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