Wednesday, July 20 2022   \  Published by Mondaq.

South Korea: Amendments To The Patent Law

South Korea: Amendments To The Patent Law

Few weeks ago, we have written about the changes to the Korean Trademark Act (KPA) that come into effect from April 20, 2022. At that time we mentioned that some amendments also concern the Patent side. Here we are with a short piece on the recent amendments to the South Korean Patent Law. 

The New Separational Application System

The revised Patent Act introduces a new system for applications filed on or after April 20, where, if the final rejection is affirmed, an applicant can split the claims that have not been finally rejected from the application and file them separately. Under the precedent version, even if  only one claim was dismissed in an appeal against a final rejection, all the claims would collectively be rejected. Read more

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