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  Vol. 39 No. 1 (Issue No. 221) February, 2009
News in Brief
Law & Practice
Copyright Infringement and Tort Claims Arising on the Internet and the Role of Service Providers under the ISP Liability Limitation Act (4)
Special Feature
Patentability and Scope of Protection of Pharmaceutical Inventions Claiming Second Medical Use
--Japanese and European Approaches as Possible Paradigms For a Developing Country like Brazil--

From Overseas Correspondent
Enforcement of Life Science Patents In Europe (2)
Licensing News
Joint Research & Development



  Vol. 39 No. 2 (Issue No. 222) April, 2009
News in Brief (1)
Law & Practice
2008 Amendment to the Patent Act and related Industrial Property Statutes of Japan (1)
--To make Inventions under Patent Application eligible for Registration of Exclusive or Non-exclusive Licenses on Provisional Basis

Special Feature
Consideration of A Trial System For Early Acquisition of Rights
Joint Research & Development
Licensing News
News in Brief (2)



  Vol. 39 No. 3 (Issue No. 223) June, 2009
News in Brief
Law & Practice
2008 Amendment to the Patent Act and related Industrial Property Statutes of Japan (2)
--To make Confidential Treatment available for Information in Patent Register on Non-exclusive Licenses of Patents and Utility Models & To extend Time Limit for Demanding Trial hearing
From Overseas Correspondent
German, UK Olanzapine Decisions’ Implications For Chemical-Substance Patent Novelty
Licensing News
Joint Research & Development


  Vol. 39 No. 4 (Issue No. 224) August, 2009
News in Brief
Law & Practice

E-Data Swapping of Priority Documents under Article 43 (5) of the Patent Act of Japan
--Country Coverage expanded with the aid of conduit Patent Offices and WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS)
Special Feature
Recent IP High Court Decisions Involving Assessment Method of the Inventive Step
Recognition of Joint Inventors and Location of Invention in International Joint Research Projects
Licensing News
Joint Research & Development



  Vol. 39 No. 5 (Issue No. 225) October, 2009
News in Brief
Law & Practice (Copyright Special)

Making Protection and Exploitation better adapted to Digital-Network Environment
<Introduction>
I. Downloading in Bad Faith of Piratical Audiovisual Materials on the Internet excluded from Copying for Private Use under Article 30 (1)
II. Limitation of Rights to Permit Reproduction/Public Transmission of Art Objects by Persons offering their Sale or Lease (Article 47-2)
III. Limitation of Rights to Permit Incidental Copying of Protected Materials for Specific Legitimate Purposes
IV. Measures to help Sight/Hearing-Impaired Persons to have better Access to Publicly Available Materials
V. Compulsory License to Facilitate Exploitation of Protected Materials
VI. National Diet Library allowed to convert all the Library Materials to E-data Form for Preservation Purposes (Article 31(2))
VII. Measures to Prevent Circulation of Infringing Copies in the Marketplace Conclusion
<Appendix>
2009 Amendment to the Copyright Act(Law No. 48,1970)
--- A Comparative Table of New and Old Provisions ---
Joint Research & Development


  Vol. 39 No. 6 (Issue No. 226) December, 2009
News in Brief
Law & Practice

Border Enforcement of IP Rights against Outbound and Inbound Cargoes at Japanese Customs
Abstract of Court Decisions
Infringement Cases
Trial Hearing Concerning Patent Office Decisions
From Overseas Correspondent
U.S. Design Patent Infringement Law in View of The "Egyptian Goddess" Case


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