- Deadline for entering the Japanese national phase
- Language of the Japanese patent application
- Deadline for Japanese translation
- Power of Attorney
- Examination request
- Novelty grace period
30 months from the priority date.
2 months from entering the Japanese national phase.
A POA is not required for entry into Japanese national phase. (It is required to submit a POA for some proceedings, such as an appeal filing.)
Three years from the international filing date of the PCT application.
The grace period is within 1 year prior to the filing date of a PCT application.
The applicant should file a request for a novelty grace period at the time of Japanese national phase entry (the request can be omitted if a declaration as to non-prejudicial disclosures or exceptions to lack of novelty has been done at the international phase) and submit a certificate of the disclosure within 30 days from filing Japanese translation.
(If the disclosure is against the intention of the applicant (e.g., disclosure by breach of non-disclosure agreement), the request and certificate are not required.)