Season’s Greetings from Shiga

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Season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year from SHIGA International Patent Office.
We hope you all have a good holiday season.


We would like to take this opportunity to report on our activities in 2021.

*New Project!
We launched the “Tech Transfer Project” in 2020 and it progresses well with Japanese companies in 2021.

– Effective/Ineffective Arguments for Inventive Step in JPO Examination
– Remedial Measures after Expiration of Procedural Periods in Japan
– Patent Term Extensions for Pharmaceutical Inventions in Japan

Japanese Patent Trends in 2020
– Revision to the design practice
– Patent Application trends of Next Generation Batteries

We will continue to keep you updated with the latest Japanese trends in IP practice.

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