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Updated Guide to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) Licensing In Japan: September 2022

Global SEP licensing negotiations are continuing to be transformed, and The Japan Patent Office (JPO) has published the 2nd Edition of its Guide To Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents.

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USPTO Joins JPO in WIPO GREEN: the international green-technology platform.
From a Japanese initiative In Green Patent Databases and Resources

WIPO GREEN connects climate change problems with sustainable solutions. We see the WIPO GREEN, IPO GREEN and the GXTI as useful resources for all companies, including SME’s in developing and improving their IP and business strategy. 

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Japan’s IPO Green: Helping Global IPO’s Progress in Green Patent Impact Globally.
Japan’s continuing Green Patent – Related Initiatives

Japan’s IPO GREEN is a vital resource for all SME’s.  We see the WIPO GREEN, IPO GREEN and the GXTI as useful resources for all companies, including SME’s in developing and improving their IP and business strategy.  So we also expect the GXTI to be a valuable resource in helping us guide clients, and their IP and business strategies.

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Japan (JPO) Launches Green Transformation Technologies Inventory (GXTI).
A Key Part of Japan’s New Corporate Environmental Governance Code

JJapan’s JPO Green Transformation Technologies Inventory (GXTI) has now been launched. We see the WIPO GREEN, IPO GREEN and the GXTI as useful resources for all companies, including SME’s in developing and improving their IP and business strategy.  So we also expect the GXTI to be a valuable resource in helping us guide clients, and their IP and business strategies.

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The Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Speeding Multi-Country Patent Examinations. Part 1. 2022 Update.

…”a fast-track examination framework that enables users to make a simple request to accelerate the examination of a patent application pending at an Office (Office of later examination) when a corresponding application has been found allowable/patentable by another Office (Office of earlier examination)”

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April 22. WIPO Report on Digitalization Innovation & Green Tech. From Entrepreneurs to Policy Makers: What Needs To Happen

“Human innovation is inevitable, but its outcomes are not. The direction of innovation is the result of multiple actions by entrepreneurs, researchers, consumers and policy-makers, and society’s needs can change quickly as they did during the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.”

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July 2, 2022. JPO 2022-2026: Action Plan for Utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology.

The JPO’s “Action Plan for Utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology” to improve the efficiency and quality of the JPO administrative work. This is an update from the 2017 six-year plan: in fact, the JPO has promoted the project while revising the Action Plan annually.

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June 9, 2022: Japan, Europe, Korea, China, and the U.S. (the IP5) Collaborate on IP to achieve SDGs.

The purpose of the 15th of the IP5, was to consider “the contribution of IP systems toward helping to solve global challenges, focusing on Goals 7, 9, and 17 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” In fact, on June 9 2022 the JPO led SDG IP collaboration among global powers

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March 17 2022 JPO Trilateral IP & Environmental Symposium – Contribution of the Patent System Towards a Carbon Neutral Society.

Hosted by the JPO, on March 17, 2022. The Trilateral Offices, consisting of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held a symposium on IP and Carbon Neutral technologies.

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JPO Standard Essential Patents (SEP) Symposium May 19, 2022 – Latest Global Trends and the Frontier of Discussion 

As stated by the Japan Patent Office (JPO)…“In recent years, Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) are more actively debated due to the accumulation of court decisions and the trends in efforts by the government in each country

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JPO 2022 IP STATUS REPORT FOCUSES ON SMEs

Released March 30, 2022, this report is meant to be a practical reference for IP practitioners in Japan, and globally. It addresses key IP trends by IP area as well as Policy Outcomes in such issues as harmonization updates, trials and appeals, and more.