Monday, March 21 2022   \  Published by Lexology.

Recent patent law reforms and pro-patent trends in Japan

Recent patent law reforms and pro-patent trends in Japan

With the new emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT), Japan has reviewed and revised its patent system to enhance the protection and enforcement of patent rights. Consequently, the Japanese patent system has become more user-friendly and effective in enforcement. 

Effective enforcement

About 20 years ago, the Japanese patent litigation system had a negative reputation, mainly due to its slow proceedings, poor evidence collection tools and the limited amount of damages awarded. Read more

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