How to Address a Rejection of a “Matter of Design” in Japan

How to Address a Rejection of a “Matter of Design” in Japan

Date and Time: 6:00 p.m. (JST) on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.
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*The webinar is expected to consist of a 20 to 30-minute presentation and a 5 to 10-minute Q&A session.
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Comments from Speaker:
In JPO examinations, we encounter Office Actions that state “even though the present invention differs from the cited inventions, the difference is merely a matter of design which a skilled person could have appropriately made” without any supporting evidence more often than in U.S. and EP examinations.
This webinar introduces an organized framework for making arguments against such a rejection and includes some case studies and a statistical analysis of that reason for rejection.

Speaker: Kenji Tanaka, Patent Attorney

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Cost: Free

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