This ruling is a welcome stance for many patent right holders, as it means that patents for computer systems cannot be exploited trivially in Japan and provide the protection that would likely have been envisaged for them in the first place.
Counterfeit goods have become a pervasive problem with the potential to affect every part of our lives. From luxury items to everyday objects, fake products can be found everywhere. However, the production and distribution of these goods is illegal and can have serious consequences for everyone involved. This morning, Marks & Clerk took to the airwaves on BBC Breakfast radio to explain the impact of this growing issue.