Japan to Speed Up Patent Reviews, Cut Fees
Currently, most of the prior arts search in Japan is outsourced to the Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC).
Under the new system, a patent seeker will be able to order a search through IPCC prior to the application review. By submitting the search report to the patent office, applicants will also pay a discounted fee.
In addition, the...
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