On June 11th, 2016 Japan’s accession to the International Patent Law Treaty will take effect. Various changes in the Japanese Patent Law related to Japan joining the treaty have recently come into force, of which we are providing an overview in this article.
Further, we are covering the revised Examination Guidelines which now allow for the protection and utilization of food inventions and the revision of the employees’ invention system in Japan.
Please follow the links above or refer to the PDF available for download below. As always, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in particular regarding the topics covered in this news update.
Sonderhoff & Einsel News Update, June 2016 available as PDF for download.