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Cabinet Approves and Submits to the Diet a Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform

Japan - May 25 2018 On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform ("Bill")…

Kyosuke Katahira, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida

JPO Launches its Advisory Opinion System to Determine Standard Essential Patents

Japan - May 25 2018 On April 1, 2018, the Japan Patent Office ("JPO") began operation of an advisory opinion (hantei) system to judge whether a patent is a…

Kyosuke Katahira, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida

Japan to Implement Cabinet Order and Ministerial Ordinance on Invoice System

Japan - May 25 2018 On October 1, 2023, an invoice system will be implemented to provide tax credits for consumption tax on purchases. The backdrop for the introduction…

Kyosuke Katahira, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida

Cabinet Approves and Submits to the Diet a Proposal to Approve the TPP 11 and a Bill for Amendment of the TPP Relevant Arrangement Act

Japan - May 25 2018 On March 27, 2018, a proposal ("Proposal") to approve the execution of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

Kyosuke Katahira, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida

Report Details Success of Japan's New Patent Opposition System

Japan - October 9 2017 Japan's new patent opposition system was introduced in 2015, and it runs concurrently with the country's previously existing patent invalidation…

Shogo Asaji