Patent Act Article 45May 1, 2019

Decision of examination

Upon completion of examination of a patent application for invention, a written decision shall be rendered and served on the applicant.

When a patent application is determined to be unpatentable, the reason(s) shall be given in the written decision of examination.

A written decision of examination shall bear the name of the patent examiner. This requirement shall also apply to written decisions for reexamination, post-grant amendment, invalidation, patent term extension and invalidation against patent term extension.

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