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Summary: the decision of the Supreme Court of Japan on interpretation of Product-by-Process claim

Jul 8, 2015


Summary: the decision of the Supreme Court of Japan on interpretation of Product-by-Process claim


 

The Supreme Court overrules the decision of the Grand Panel of the Intellectual Property High Court, with regard to the controversial issue on interpretation of product-by-process claim (Pravastatin Sodium Case; Nos. 2012 (Ju) 1204 and 2012 (Ju) 2658, June 5, 2015).An English summary authored by our patent attorney Hironobu Mizuno has been uploaded on the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) website.Please visit the following link and get more information.
What’s New on the JPAA Website:http://www.jpaa.or.jp/?cat=546PDF
summary:http://www.jpaa.or.jp/old/english/court_decisions/PravastatinSodium72015.pdf