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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.

Last updated documents (February 2019)

Decisions added at this time are colored with yellow in the Excel file.

1. Patents and Utility Models


  • (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 2016-010124 Japanese English
Appeal 2016-013587 Japanese English      
Appeal 2017-004930 Japanese English      
Appeal 2017-005035 Japanese English            
Appeal 2017-009147 Japanese English            
Appeal 2017-012371 Japanese English            
Appeal 2017-012429 Japanese English            
Appeal 2017-013221 Japanese English            

(2) Trials for invalidation

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Invalidation 2012-800093
(1st decision)
Japanese English      
Invalidation 2012-800093
(2nd decision)
Japanese English      

(3) Opposition to Grant of Patent

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Opposition 2018-700003 Japanese English        

2. Trademarks

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Appeal 2017-009885 Japanese English  


[Last updated 4 February2019]


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