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Q57. Presentation via Internet

Q57. Presentation via Internet
 Can the six-month grace period be enjoyed for the presentation of invention on the Internet?

A57. Yes. In this case, a certificate proving the fact of the presentation of invention on the internet should include (1) an internet address (URL), (2) a date on which the invention is presented on the internet, (3) a name of a person or entity who makes the presentation of the invention on the internet, and (4) explanation to identify the invention. In order to prove the fact including the items (1) to (4) by objective evidence(s), a printed copy of a webpage including the items (1) to (4) is generally required. Furthermore, a certificate by one who is responsible for information on the webpage is also required, except that the website is highly unlikely to be suspected on its credibility.