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, 5 (4), 227-35

Patent and Intellectual Property Rights Related to Pharmaceuticals: Global Future Perspectives: Japan

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Patent and Intellectual Property Rights Related to Pharmaceuticals: Global Future Perspectives: Japan

Takeshi S Komatani. Pharm Pat Anal.

Abstract

The Japanese patent system is reviewed and summarized from pharmaceutical industrial point of view. Current systems and practice are introduced and current problems in pharma patent are discussed, and perspective for future patent system in the field of pharmaceutical industry is discussed and proposed.

Keywords: Japan; dosage regimen; enablement; patent; patent term extension; pharmaceutical; pharmacological data re-examination period.

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