Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property

 

Comparative Law Resources: Japan

Patent Law

Statutes

Japanese Patent Law is available at:
http://www.jpo.go.jp/shoukaie/patent.htm

Regulations

Examination Guidelines are available at:
http://www.jpo.go.jp/tetuzuki_e/t_tokkyo_e/1312-002_e.htm

Case Law

Secondary Authorities

Treatise
  • Tanabe & Wegner, Japanese patent practice, AIPPI Japan
  • Interpreting patent claims : the United States, Germany and Japan / Toshiko Takenaka Weinheim
  • Nobuhiro Nakayama et al., Chukai Tokkyo Ho (in Japanese], Seirin Shoin
  • Nobuo Monya, Chushaku Tokkyo Ho (in Japanese), Yuhikaku

(Japanese books are available through the University of Washington Gallaghar Law Library at http://lib.law.washington.edu/. For more information, contact Asian Law Librarian Mr. Rob Brittt.)

Selected Law Review Articles
  • Takenaka, Patent Infringement Damages in Japan and the United States: Will Enhanced Patent Infringement Damage Award Revive Japanese Economy? (Wash. Univ. Law & Policy J. Forthcoming 2000 Spring)
  • Takenaka, Patent Infringement Damages in Japan and the United States: The Japanese Patent Office’s Challenge, Working Paper Published by Institute of Intellectual Property (March, 1999)
  • Takenaka, Harmonizing the Japanese patent System with its U.S. Counterpart Throug Judge-Made Law: Interaction between Japanese and U.S. Case Law Developments, Intellectual Property: Japan and Asia, 7 Pacific Rim Law & Policy Jounal 249 (1998)
  • Takenaka, Does a Cultural Barrier to IP Trade Exist?: Japan Example, 29 New York University Journal of Int'l Law & Policy 153 (1998)
  • Takenaka, Doctrine of Equivalents After Hilton Davis: A Comparative Law Analysis, 22 Rutgers Comp. & Tech. J. 479 (1996)
  • Takenaka, The Role of The Japanese Patent System in Japanese Industry, 13 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 25 (1995)
  • Takenaka, Ball Spline Bearing, 26 IIC 683 (1995)
  • Takenaka, AIPPI Case Reporter, Patent Claim Interpretation, 18 AIPPI, Int'l Ed., 154 (1993)
  • Takenaka, The Substantial Identity Rule under the Japanese Novelty Standard, 9 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 220 (1991)

Last updated 6/13/2013