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TIPO’s amendment to chapter on inventive step of Patent Examination Guidelines took effect on July 1, 2017

  • Date Posted:2017-08-22

TIPO amended Section III on inventive step of Chapter III on patentability of Part II on substantive examination of invention patents of the Patent Examination Guidelines. Effective on July 1, 2017, the amendment included additions and revisions to concept of inventive step, principle for examining inventive step, process of determining inventive step, determining inventive step of selection invention, as well as matters concerning examination.