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Patents

Effective from 01 April 2014

Patents( Including PCT National Stage Work )

 

 [Necessary Documents]

 

A. Japan National Patents

 

 

No.   Official Fees(yen) Our Charge(yen)
  APPLICATION PROCEDURES    
101 Application for patent ( applications filed on or after April 1, 2012 ) \15,000 \140,000
101a English-language application for patent \24,000 \170,000
101b Filing of Japanese translation of English-language application - \20,000
102 Division of or conversion to application for patent \15,000 \120,000
103 Application for registration of extension of patent term \74,000 \175,000
104

Claiming Convention priority or internal priority
A) Basic charge ; and
B) Charge per claiming Convention priority or internal priority

-
-

A) \8,000 
B) \6,000

105 Preparation of abstract - \4,000
106 Application for exception to loss of novelty of invention - \40,000
107 Late filing of formal documents - \10,000
108 Request for examination for patent application
A) Basic charge ; and
B) Charge per claim
A)\118,000
B)\4,000
A)\14,000
B)\4,000
109 Bookkeeping for the request for examination per case per year - \10,000
  ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES
( excluding PCT National Stage Work )
   
111 Electronic filing of application and any other document to be filed at the Patent Office by on-line transmission

-

\8,500 
112 Payment for the designated Information Processing Organization when paperdocuments are filed in conjunction with the electronic filing procedure
A) Basic fee ; and
B) Fee for specification per page
A) \1,200
B) \700
A) \5,000
B) -
  EXAMINATION PROCEDURES    
121 Preference examination
1) by applicant
2) by third party

1) -
2) - 

1) \150,000 
2) \240,000 
122 Expedited examination - \3,000
123 Argument -  \60,000
123a Additional charge for each claim following the first claim -  \130,000
123b Additional charge for each cited reference exceeding two citations -  \8,000
124 Amendment -  \60,000
125 Additional charge for each claim exceeding the number of current claim(s) in case of amendment \4,000  \10,000
126 Interview -  \60,000
127 Extension of period or change of due date \2,100  \12,000
128 Presentation of information to the Patent Office by third party -  \140,000
129 Preparing and hand-carrying amendment -  \30,000
130 Reporting communication from the Patent Office -  on workload basis
  APPEAL AND TRIAL PROCEDURES    
141 Appeal against final rejection, including a first claim ( See also Item 150. ) \55,000 \250,000
142 Appeal against final rejection combined with a complaint against decision of dismissal of
amendment, including a first claim (See also Item 150.)
(applicable to the patent applications filed on or after January 1, 1994 )
\55,000 \260,000
143 Appeal against decision of dismissal of amendment, including a first claim
(See also Item 150.)(applicable to the patent applications filed on or before December 31, 1993 )
\55,000 \130,000
144 Expedited examination -  \80,000
145 Trial for invalidation, including a first claim \55,000 \360,000
146 Intervention in trial for invalidation \55,000 \110,000
147 Request for correction during the course of procedure of the invalidation trial( applicable to invalidation trials filed on or after April 1, 1994 ) \55,000 \8,000
148 Trial for correction, including a first claim ( See also Item 150.) \55,000  \150,000
149 Preparing and filing an Amendment \55,000  \270,000
150 Additional charge for each additional claim added to the first claimin case of appeal, trial or re-trial \5,500  \6,000
151 Attendance of oral examination, examination of evidence, preparatoryproceedings, hearing, etc. -  \120,000
152 Motion for preservation of evidence or taking of evidence -  \270,000
153 Demand for official opinion on technical scope, including a first claim \43,000  \270,000
154 Demand for decision on establishment of non-exclusive licensein case of non-working, etc. ( Demand for an arbitration ) \55,000  \230,000
155 Administrative appeal - \230,000
156 Refutation or reply to refutation in opposition or trial case - \95,000
  RECORDING PROCEDURES    
161 Recording transfer of pending application
1) by succession or merger
2) by assignment
1) -
2)\4,200
1) \30,000
2) \30,000
162a Recording change of applicant's name or address per case( applicable to patent applications filed on or before November 30, 1990 ) - \20,000
162b Recording change of applicant's name or address( applicable to patent applications filed on or after December 1, 1990 ) - \20,000
163 Registration of transfer of patent
1) by succession or merger
2) by assignment
1) \3,000
2) \15,000
1) \60,000
2) \60,000
164 Registration of change or correction of name or address of patentee \1,000 \50,000
165 Registration of license \15,000 \65,000
166 Registration of appointment of agent after grant - \30,000
167 Obtaining official certificate
1) by means of electronic procedure
2) by means of written request
1) \1,100
2) \1,400
1) \13,000
2) \13,000
168 Obtaining certified copy of register \350 \10,000
169 Requesting re-issuance of registration certificate \4,600 \11,000
170 Requesting inspection of documents on file at the Patent Office \1,500 \10,000
  REGISTRATION FEES AND ANNUITIES    
181a Basic registration fees and annuities. Official Fees cover the first claim,and Attorney's Fees cover up to five claims.
1) 1st to 3rd year ( in lump sum as registration fee )
2) 4th to 6th year (each year)
3) 7th to 9th year (each year)
4) 10th to 25th year (each year)
1) \2,500 
2) \7,600
3) \23,100
4) \66,400
1) \25,000 
2) \10,000
3) \11,000
4) \12,000
181b Additional registration fees and annuities. Official Fees apply to each additional claim,and Attorney's Fees apply to each additional group of up to five claims.
1) 1st to 3rd year ( in lump sum as registration fee ) 
2) 4th to 6th year     ( each year )
3) 7th to 9th year     ( each year )
4) 10th to 12th year  ( each year )
5) 13th to 15th year  ( each year )
6) 16th to 18th year  ( each year )
7) 19th to 21st year  ( each year )
8) 22nd to 25th year  ( each year )
1) \200 
2) \500 
3) \1,700 
4) \4,800 
5) \4,800 
6) \4,800 
7) \4,800 
8) \4,800
1) \6,000 
2) \4,000 
3) \5,000
4) \6,000 
5) \7,000 
6) \8,000 
7) \9,000 
8) \10,000
182 Restoration of Patent right - \50,000
183 Request for refund of paid registration fee - \15,000

 

[Necessary Documents for National Phase in Japan of PCT Application]

(1) English or Japanese translation of the original PCT application

 * English or Japanese translation of the amendment (if any)

(2) A copy of International Publication and Search Report;

(3) A copy of PCT Request (Form PCT/RO/101);

(4) A copy of Notification Concerning Submission of Priority Document 

(Form PCT/IB/304) ;

(5) A copy of International Preliminary Examination Report; 

(6) A copy of Notification of Change (of address etc.) on international stage, if any; and 

(7) Power of Attorney Form 

 [Necessary Documents for a Convention Priority Application in Japan]

(1) Information with regard to priority, inventor’s and applicant’s name, address and so on;

(2) English or Japanese Specification, Abstract and Drawings; 

(3) Priority Documents (*except Korean applications and EP applications)