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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 (October 2018)

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 2016-011754 Japanese English            
Appeal 2010-027554 Japanese English            
Appeal 2017-005688 Japanese English            
Appeal 2016-016112 Japanese English            
Appeal 2016-015984 Japanese English            
Appeal 2016-019671 Japanese English            

(2) Trials for invalidation

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G)
Invalidation 2016-800142 Japanese English          
Invalidation 2007-800192
(3rd decision)
Japanese English      

2. Designs

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions

3. Trademarks

JPO Docket Numbers Decisions Topics
Distinctiveness Unregistrable
Invalidation 2013-890038
(1st decision)
Japanese English  
Invalidation 2013-890038
(2nd decision)
Japanese English  


[Last updated 10 October 2018]


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