Japanese Patent Law and Practice: Comparisons with Australia

Seminar/Forum

Japanese Patent Law and Practice: Comparisons with Australia

Room 224, Level 2
Law
185 Pelham Street

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T: 0383446847

law-alc@unimelb.edu.au

In 2017, the Japan Patent Office (JPO) received more than 300,000 patent applications, including a substantial number from Australia. The JPO is the world’s third busiest patent office based on number of applications. To accommodate the all of these applications, the Japanese patent system has evolved both legally and practically. The Patent Act of Japan has been amended every few years since its enactment in 1959 to reflect these and other changing circumstances, and the JPO has been improving both the speed and quality of patent prosecution, setting a global benchmark. This seminar will introduce the Japanese patent system and highlight some comparisons corresponding systems in Australia.

Presenter

  • Mr Kenta Kitamoto
    Mr Kenta Kitamoto, Patent Examiner