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Journal of Towa Institute of Intellectual Property
Journal of Towa Institute of Intellectual Property

This journal provides a forum for essays, papers and other achivements about intellectual property management.

Journal of Towa Institute of Intellectual Property Journal of Towa Institute of Intellectual Property
Vol.13 No.1 (2021.4)



Contents

15 Articles for Intellectual Property Management2

Prefatory Notes
COVID-19 compliance from the perspective of intellectual property activities
Takashi Tsuno
4
Relationship between SDGs and Intellectual Property
Kimiaki Suzuki
8

Contributed Papers
To Avoid First Action Final Rejection \ The Changes to MPEP Section 706.07(b)
Tamotsu Okato
10
Ongoing Pandemic Highlights Importance of S-Signatures
Timothy J. Maier & Christopher J. Maier
16
USPTO Measure to Realize Sustainable Development Goals
George Anthony Smith, Jr.
22
Sustainable Development Goals and IP in the UK
Stephen Haley
26
Design Protection for Virtual Designs
Uwe Borchert
28
Women Inventors : On the (slow) Rise
Dr. Thomas Schlief
32
Grace period \ The peculiar case of Italy and San Marino
Dr. Stefano Marchini
36
European Unified Patent Court (UPC) \ Quo vadis UPC?
Juergen Feldmeier
42
Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and intellectual property rights (IPRs) :whistlestop tour with a focus on Europe
Karen Thirlwell
46
IPR Mortgage Loans Boosted by COVID-19 Crisis
Jing Zhiqiang
52
Balancing intellectual property protection and Antitrust with the development of the digital economy Dr. Jiang Mingcai
Dr. Jiang Mingcai
56
Revision of the Patent Law, Promoting Innovation and Sustainable Development
JI Changzhi
60
Introduction of K-SDGs Goal Setting and Progress
Ea Roo Kang
64
Corporate Activities for Sustainable Development
Inhan Kim
68
SDGs and various intellectual property in Korea
Kevin Kim
70
Green New Deal of South Korea
Seong-Uk Yang
72
Corporate Sustainability and Intellectual Property Management in Taiwan
Yao-Ting Huang
74
The Patent Linkage System in Taiwan
Tzu-Lien Ou
76
Legislative, Administrative and Judicial efforts for IP in India, and those interrelationships
Dr. Rajeshkumar Acharya & Priya Mehta
80
Brazilian Patent Office (INPI) accelerates the start of the second phase of the Patent Examination Highway (PPH)
Roberto Carapeto
86

Original Paper
Realizing the SDGs through "anti-counterfeiting" measures
Toshifumi Shimada
90
The Riddle of Economic Growth
Kei Ehara
92
Patent system and SDGs
Takeshi Yoneyama
94
Future Revision of Intellectual Property System in Japan
Hiroaki Tsuno
96
Accelerated Examination of Trademarks
Takeharu Hirabanyashi
98

Patent Statistics102
Applications to Japan106