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 Sept. 27, 2019

NEW! 2019 AIPPI World Congress London UK, September 15-19.

AIPPI World Congress was held in UK.
A patent attorney participated in the meeting from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO.


 July 11, 2019

Criteria for Determining an Amount of Damages: the “Carbon dioxide-containing viscous composition” Case

In this Grand Panel case, criteria for determining damages under Articles 102(2) and (3) of the Patent Law were clarified.


 Apr. 22, 2019

141st INTA Annual Meeting 2019

TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO will join the INTA Annual Meeting in Boston on May 18 to 22, 2019.
Eight members including Japanese, U.S. and Korean patent attorneys, will attend the Meeting from our firm. If you have plan to attend the meeting, please feel free to contact us.


 Mar. 19, 2019

JPO Fee Reduction System for Small Entities to be Applied More Broadly

As of April 1, applicants eligible to utilize the fee reduction system will be expanded to all small and medium-sized enterprises.


 Mar. 18, 2019

IP High Court Judgment: "System for Providing a Steak Case"

This case was a lawsuit against a revocation decision made in an opposition to grant of patent. The key issue in the case concerned whether or not a "System for Providing a Steak" constitutes an invention under the patent law of Japan.


 Nov. 15, 2018

IP High Court Decision: "Tomato-containing beverage case"

This case was a suit against a Trial Decision that dismissed a request for invalidation. One of the key issues in the case concerned the support requirement as applied to an invention defined by parameters (a "parameter invention").


 Nov. 15, 2018

Trial Introduction of Fast-track Trademark Examination

From October 2018, fast-track examination of applications for trademark registration has been introduced on a trial basis.


 Nov. 9, 2018

APAA 2018 - Conference in New Delhi, India, November 17-21, 2018.

APAA (The Asian Patent Attorneys Association) 18th General Assembly and 68th & 69th Council Meetings will be held in New Delhi.
Three attorneys will attend the conference from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO. If you have plan to attend the meetings, please contact us.


 Sept. 26, 2018

2018 AIPPI World Congress Cancun Mexico, September 23-26, 2018.

AIPPI World Congress was held in Cancun.
Two attorneys participated in the meeting from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO.


 Aug. 27, 2018

Revisions to Examination Guidelines for Software Related Inventions

From April 2018, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) is carrying out examination of patent applications in accordance with the Examination Guidelines and the Examination Handbook which have been revised regarding "eligibility for a patent" and "inventive step" with respect to software related inventions.


 June 8, 2018

AIPPI Japan, China, Korea Trilateral Meeting 2018

AIPPI Japan, China, Korea Trilateral Meeting 2018 was held in Nagoya JAPAN. 
Three members including Japanese and Korean patent attorneys, participated in the Meeting from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO.


 June 8, 2018

IP High Court Rulings: Pyrimidine Derivative

The IP High Court handed down rulings in the two cases indicated above on April 13, 2018.


 June 7, 2018

Law Revising Portions of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and Other Acts

On May 30, 2018, the "Law Revising Portions of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act and Other Acts" was promulgated.