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What You Need To Know About Patent Litigation In Japan

Law360 (September 20, 2018, 9:00 PM EDT) -- The final stop on Law360's look at patent jurisdictions around the world is Japan, where attorneys say pro-patent trends including fewer invalidity findings and strong injunctions can make the country an appealing venue for patent owners.

There is relatively little patent litigation in Japan, which sees around 200 cases filed each year, but attorneys say some recent developments in the country could catch the eye of patentees considering where to file suit.

For instance, as recently as 2006, more than 70 percent of patents challenged at the Japan Patent Office were found invalid, but that has dropped to 20 or 30...

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