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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.

Last updated documents (December 2018)

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

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 2015-022933 Japanese English
Appeal 2014-022371
(1st decision)
Japanese English    
Appeal 2014-022371
(2nd decision)
Japanese English

(2) Trials for invalidation

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Invalidation 2010-800162 Japanese English            
Invalidation 2014-800036
(1st decision)
Japanese English            
Invalidation 2014-800036
(2nd decision)
Japanese English            
Invalidation 2014-800168
(1st decision)
Japanese English            
Invalidation 2017-800055 Japanese English              

(3) Opposition to Grant of Patent

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Opposition 2016-701090 Japanese English              

2. Designs

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions
Invalidation 2014-880005 Japanese English

3. Trademarks

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Trademarks
Appeal 2014-890032 Japanese English
Invalidation 2017-900179 Japanese English  

 

[Last updated 3 December 2018]

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Inquiry : Trial and Appeal Division, Japan Patent Office

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