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Taiwan-Japan examiners exchange on extending patent terms of pharmaceuticals

  • Date Posted:2016-08-08
Taiwan-Japan examiners exchange on extending patent terms of pharmaceuticals
Taiwan-Japan examiners exchange on extending patent terms of pharmaceuticals

JPO’s Patent Examiner OSABE Yoshiyuki met with TIPO’s examiners for a two-day exchange (June 15-16, 2016) on extending patent terms of pharmaceuticals. Mr. Yoshiyuki gave an overview of Japan’s Supreme Court rulings and the Revised Examination Guidelines. The examiners shared experiences and exchanged thoughts on respective examination practices of extending patent terms. The exchange saw attendance of over 40 people from the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Council of Agriculture, IP Court, and Petitions and Appeals Committee of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.