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 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.

 May 21, 2018

Reception during INTA

TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO will hold a reception for our friends at Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle on May 21.  The reception is an invitation only event. Please contact us for any enquiries.

 May 19, 2018

140th INTA Annual Meeting 2018

TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO will join the INTA Annual Meeting 2018 in Seattle.  Eight members including Japanese, U.S. and Korean patent attorneys, participate in the Meeting from TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO.

 May 16, 2018

IP seminar in Syracuse, New York, U.S.

Mr, Shuichi Shitara, a patent attorney of TAIYO, NAKAJIMA & KATO attended the IP seminar as a lecturer. The seminar was held at US Patent firm "Bond, Schoeneck & King, CenterState CEO and CNYIBA" on May 16. The topic of the seminar was an overview of the patent process and effective IP strategies for U.S. companies doing business in Japan.