Seminars hosted by Shiga

Patent Prosecution of SEP Patents in Japan

Date and Time
6:00 p.m. (JST) on Thursday, January 25, 2024
Lecture language
Materials language
Practice Area
Shiga International Patent Office

This webinar will cover

  • Overview of standardizing process and patent prosecution
  • Technical proposals cited as prior art references
  • Exceptions to lack of novelty (grace period) and Petition under PCT Rule 4.17
  • Amending claims to meet the finalized standards

Comments from Speaker

For SEP cases, patent applications should be filed before submitting technical proposals to committees, and the claims should be amended to conform to the finalized standards. In the Japanese examination, references cited by the Examiner may include not only patent literature but also technical proposals. For the case when the applicant has mistakenly submitted a technical proposal prior to the filing of a patent application, a grace period can be applied for the U.S. application if the patent application is of the same inventor. Would it be the same for Japan? Further, in order to amend the claims to cover the finalized standards, what are the requirements for making amendments that we should be aware of in Japan? In this webinar, we will study what we should consider when obtaining SEP-related patents in Japan.


  • This webinar is aimed at providing IP information to our business partners and clients from overseas. Registration from persons who work for IP firms or law firms in Japan will not be approved as this may be deemed as a conflict of interest with our business.
  • The webinar is expected to consist of a 20 to 30-minute presentation and a 5 to 10-minute Q&A session.
  • If you miss watching the live session, you will receive an on-demand recorded video link a day after the live session is over. Please still register with the registration form.