Masashi SHIMURA (Mr.) coauthored the article “Patent Linkage Practice in Japan” which was published in Patent by the JPAA .

Title: Patent Linkage Practice in Japan
Author: Masashi SHIMURA (coauthor), 2017 Biotechnology and Life Science Committee, Subcommittee 5
Journal: Patent Vol. 71, No. 10, Pages 54-65
Publisher: Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA)
Publication date: September 10, 2018
Overview: The operation of patent linkage in Japan consists of two stages, i.e., marketing approval and NHI price listing. This operation of patent linkage seems to contribute to avoid litigation. However, Japanese patent linkage is not legislated and transparent, and involves issues regarding whether it can cope with a new modality of medicines.
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