2018/04/23

JPO announced the status of processing oppositions to grant of patent from the introduction of the post grant opposition in April, 2015 to the end of 2017. The revocation rate is 6.5% and the cases in which the claims are corrected is 31.1%.

Source JPO
2018/04/23

[Trademark at issue]
[Key issue] Trademark which acquire the capability to distinguish the particular person’s goods from others’ as a result of use / Three-dimensional shape

Source IPHC
2018/04/20

Implementation of the New Operation of Advisory Opinion System to Determine Standard Essentiality and Publication of the ‘Manual of “Hantei” (Advisory Opinion) for Essentiality Check’ (linked to the website of the JPO)

Source JPO
2018/04/17

[Title of the invention] Wash-free rice retaining tasty component and nutrient component
[Key issue] Clarity requirement
This case is related to the clarity requirement in case of product by process

Source IPHC
2018/04/17

[Title of the invention] Run flat tire
[Key issue] Inventive step
Court takes the level of the knowledge of persons ordinarily skilled in the art into understanding of cited reference.

Source IPHC
2018/04/17

[Title of the invention] Magnesium oxide for separation agent for annealing, and grain-oriented electromagnetic steel sheet
[Key issue] Support requirement

Source IPHC
2018/04/17

[Trademark at issue] COVERDERM
[Key issue] Non-use

Source IPHC

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