Webinar: Effective/Ineffective Arguments for Inventive Step in JPO Examination

Webinar: Effective/Ineffective Arguments for Inventive Step in JPO Examination

In a series of SHIGA webinars, we would like to present a webinar on “Effective/Ineffective Arguments for Inventive Step in JPO Examination”.

Date and Time: 6:00 p.m. (JST) on Friday, February 19.
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1:00 a.m. (PST), 4:00 a.m. (EST), 10:00 a.m. (CET), 7:00 p.m. (AEST)
Check your local time here.
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Comments from Speaker:
Inventive step has always been an important issue in patent practice.
Which of the following do you believe would be most effective in arguing inventive step of claimed inventions?
(1) Pointing out an incorrect interpretation by the examiner
(2) Refuting a matter of design
(3) Arguing a lack of motivation
(4) Finding an obstructive factor
(5) Asserting a remarkable effect
In this seminar, I will explain the framework of inventive step in Japan, and the tendency of the JPO’s judgment of inventive step for respective technical fields based on my analyses of over 700 examination cases from the JPO.

Speaker: Kenji TANAKA, Patent Attorney

Webinar Tool: Zoom
Cost: Free
Note:
This webinar is aimed at providing IP information to our business partners and clients from overseas. Registration from persons who work for IP firms or law firms in Japan will not be approved as this may be deemed as a conflict of interest with our business.

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