2019/07/03

The Fair Trade Commission has ordered baby goods maker Aprica Children’s Products G.K. to stop urging retailers to not sell its products below its proposed prices.

Source The Japan Times
2019/07/02

[Title of the patent] “Carbon dioxide-containing viscous composition”

[Key issue] Criteria for deciding the amount of damage compensation (Article 102, paragraphs (2) and (3) of the Patent Act)

This is the original judgement of a recent IPHC Ground Panel case of which judgment was delivered on June 7, 2019.

Source IPHC
2019/07/02

The JPO published a report of the current status of AI related applications in Japan and overseas.
According to the report, the number of applications related to AI technique has rapidly increased since 2014.
The number of applications in the US and China is outstanding.

Source JPO
2019/06/28

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. entered into a cross-licensing agreement on LED technique with Citizen electronics Co., Ltd.

Source TOYOTA GOSEI (Japanese)
2019/06/27

Five groups including JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors) submitted three resolutions which were adopted at the CISAC General Agency to the Agency for Cultural Affairs. One of the resolutions is about private copy remuneration in Japan which urges the government of Japan “to expeditiously establish a new, functional, updated, modern and equitable private copying remuneration system”.

Source JASRAC
2019/06/26

Japan Fair Trade Commission published the result of an actual condition survey on exploitation of intellectual property and know-how of Japanese makers.
According to the survey, in 726 cases among about 16,000 answers, makers answered that their IP, know-how, client list, etc. had been exploited by big companies which had abused their superior conditions to the makers.
Japan Fair Trade Commission announced that it would take strict measures against such cases which violate the Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade or the Subcontract Act.

Source JFTC (Japanese)
2019/06/18

The Ground Panel has rendered a judgment.
This judgment clarifies the criteria for deciding the amount of damage
compensation.
An English translation of the judgment will be soon published.

Source IPHC

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