Japan: New rules for product-by-process claims


Ryo Maruyama

On March 30, 2016, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) published “Interim Handling Procedures for Examinations and Appeal/Trials involving Product-by-Process Claims” in response to decisions rendered by Japan’s Supreme Court on June 5, 2015.

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