Prior Art Effect (Article 29-2 of the Patent Act)
Invalidated by Prior Art Effect (Article 29-2 of the Patent Act)
*Judgement of prior application invention for Prior Art Effect. (Same as inventive step)
The patent applicant pointed out inconsistencies in the experimental data of the prior application specification and asserted that the system of the prior application invention was unable to solve the problem of the present invention, but it was not admitted.
<Writer: Hideki Takaishi (Attorney-at-law licensed in Japan and California)>