Japanese business method grants surge in another example of Asia picking up the USPTO's slack 02 May 17
Japan has gone from being one of the most difficult major jurisdictions in which to patent business methods over the past two decades to one of the easiest, according to recent data from the Japan Patent Office (JPO). This is the latest indication that Asia is increasingly staking a claim to the ‘most patentee-friendly’ mantle that was once the preserve of the United States.
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