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11 January 2016 · Article

Patents in Japan - Q&A overview

Patentability\r
What are the criteria for patentability in your jurisdiction?\r
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The basic criteria for patentability are:\r
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subject matter;\r
novelty;\r
inventive step; and\r
industrial applicability.\r
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Subject matter\r
The Patent Act defines an 'invention' as "the highly advanced creation of technical ideas by which a law of nature is utilized".


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