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Newsletter (No.2) September, 2020

We are now introducing practical legal information on our homepage which especially focuses on Court Decisions related to IP rights.

http://www.nakapat.gr.jp/en/legal_updates_eng/

This Newsletter (No.2) summarizes legal information updated in August 2020.

Patent

PATENT ★★IP High Court Case No. 2018 (Gyo-ke) 10110; November 14, 2019 (Presiding Judge OTAKA)
“Celecoxib Compositions” Case: A case in which, with respect to an invention with numerical limitations, the Court denied compliance with the support requirement for specifications stating that the description of the invention in the specification is required to contain descriptions such that those skilled in the art can recognize how to solve the problem of the invention in all the ranges numerically limited.

Copyright

Copyright Act ★★★Decision of the Supreme Court, 3rd Petty Bench, July 21, 2020 (Case No. 2018 (Ju) 1412—Presiding Judge TOKURA)

A case in which, with respect to a tweet posted on Twitter using a photographic image which was an unauthorized copy of a photograph taken by a photographer and posted on his own website with his name displayed, the Supreme Court found that there is infringement by the user of Twitter who retweeted the tweet containing the photographic image of the photographer’s right to determine the indication of an author’s name on the grounds that as a result of retweeting the tweet the photographic image was trimmed due to system specifications of Twitter and displayed on timelines, causing the photographer’s name to disappear, and acknowledged the photographer’s demand against Twitter, Inc. for disclosure of email addresses of the user of Twitter who retweeted the tweet.

Publications & Lectures

Reiko TONOMURA (Ms.), attorney at law and patent attorney, authored the article regarding a legislative bill of the Plant Variety Protection and Seed Act.

Hideki TAKAISHI (Mr.), attorney at law & patent attorney, gave a lecture titled as “Points of Intellectual Property Management” at Monthly Seminars Osaka of LES Japan.

Yasumasa SASAKI (Mr.) authored the article “Recent Trends in the Examination of Antibody Drug and Food Use Inventions and Their International Comparison” which was published in Patent by the JPAA .

Hideki Takaishi (Attorney at Law & Patent Attorney) (Publishing Manager)

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*The content of this newsletter provides general information and is not legal advice.

*Nakamura & Partners was founded in 1914 and provides comprehensive IP-related services both domestically and internationally as an international IP law firm.

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