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[7WashJLTech&Arts515] Efforts to Establish Clear Standards for Exhaustion in Japan

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dc.contributor.author Kuroda, Kaoru
dc.contributor.author Katayama, Eiji
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-04T16:57:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-04T16:57:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation 7 Wash.J.L. Tech & Arts 515 (2012) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2157-2534
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1133
dc.description vol.7 no.4, Spring 2012 Symposium: Chief Judge Randall R. Rader's Contribution to U.S. and Global Intellectual Property Law and Practice en_US
dc.description.abstract Kaoru Kuroda, patent attorney, and Eiji Katayama, partner and patent attorney, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama, Tokyo, Japan. Abstract: The Honorable Chief Judge Rader has often emphasized the importance of establishing clear standards in the field of patent law. Similarly, Japanese courts in this field seem to make an effort to present a clear rule in their holdings. Patent exhaustion theory is one of the fields where a clear and concrete standard by the courts is especially needed. This Article explains several clear standards held by Japanese courts regarding this issue. It then discusses a problem raised by establishing clear standards by courts in a civil law country like Japan and also presents the Japanese Government’s efforts to ensure legal predictability in the patent field. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Intellectual Property en_US
dc.subject Chief Judge Rader's Contribution to Intellectual Property Law and Practice en_US
dc.title [7WashJLTech&Arts515] Efforts to Establish Clear Standards for Exhaustion in Japan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2012 Kaoru Kuroda and Eiji Katayama en_US


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