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  Vol. 45 No.1 (Issue No. 257) April, 2015
News in Brief
Current Issues In IP

Commentary on Opposition System
― Overview of New System and Practical Notes ―
From Overseas Correspondent
Impact of FCJ Decision
“Access Rights” (Zugriffsrechte) on Claim Interpretation under German Patent Law
Joint Research & Development
Mergers & Acquisitions


  Vol. 45 No.2 (Issue No. 258) August, 2015
News in Brief
Current Issues In IP
Pravastatin Sodium Case, Product-by-Process Claiming Practice
Review of IP Court Decisions
IP High Court Finds "Tripp Trapp" Chair Protected by Copyright
― Copyright Eligibility of Applied Art ―
From Overseas Correspondent
Validity and Extent of Protection of Product-by-Process Claims
Laws, Policies & Practices
Compensation for Private Recording:
Experiences in Japan and their Implications
Joint Research & Development
Mergers & Acquisitions


  Vol. 45 No.3 (Issue No. 259) October, 2015
News in Brief
JPO News
Complete Updates of Examination Guidelines for Patent and Utility Model and Examination Handbook for Patent and Utility Model
Current Issues In IP
A New Trend Toward Restriction of Patent Right
― India, Pharmaceutical Patents, and Compulsory Licenses ―
From Overseas Correspondent
Petitions for Review Under Article 112a EPC An Overview of the Relevant Provisions of the EPC and a Summary of Recent Decisions
Revision of IP Laws
Japan Patent & Trademark Update
Patents and History
Two Stories of Penicillin European-American and Japanese Projects During WWII
Mergers & Acquisitions
Joint Research & Development


  Vol. 45 No.4 (Issue No. 260) December, 2015
News in Brief
Review of Court Decisions
First Judgment Applying Criteria of FRAND Declaration by IP High Court (Judgment by Tokyo District Court as of February 18, 2015 (Case No. 2013 (wa) 21383))
From Overseas Correspondent
The Polymerschaum Decisions An Example of The Intricacy of Claim Interpretation
Current Issues In IP
Trademark License Systems in Japan and Major Countries in the World
― Comparison and Effective Use of Systems
Mergers & Acquisitions
Joint Research & Development
Season's Greetings


  Vol. 45 No.5 (Issue No. 261) February, 2016
News in Brief
JPO News
Procedures in Oppositions to Grants of Patents in Japan Oppositions to Patents at the Japan Patent Office and Points of Note in Procedures
Law & Practice

The Legality of Parodies in Japan ― From the Perspectives of Laws Regarding Copyright, Trademark and Unfair Competition Prevention ―
From Overseas Correspondent
Update on the EU Patent Package
Review of Court Decisions
The Supreme Court upheld the IP High Court's judgment which revoked a JPO decision to reject an application to extend the duration of a patent. (The Supreme Court, November 17, 2015) A patent is deemed invalid based on the lack of an inventive step over a publicly worked invention in infringement lawsuit (Tokyo District Court, October 29, 2015)
Joint Research & Development
Mergers & Acquisitions
Consulting Engineer


  Vol. 45 No.6 (Issue No. 262) April, 2016
News in Brief
Events & Program
JPO News
JPO STATUS REPORT 2016 (1) Message from Japan Patent Office Commissioner Hitoshi Ito
Law & Practice

Protection of Trade Secrets by the Unfair Competition Prevention Act Revised in 2015
From Overseas Correspondent
Partial Priority in Europe
― Why EPO Enlarged Board Referral G 1/15 is Necessary ― (Part 1)
Review of Court Decisions
Supreme Court Decisions on Product-by-Process Claims
― Supreme Court Decisions on Nos. 2012 (ju) 1204 and (ju) 2658 (June 5, 2015) ―
Mergers & Acquisitions
Joint Research & Development


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