1st step: Filing a patent application
2nd step: Filing a request for examination
3rd step: Filing Remarks and/or Amendment if receiving a "Notification of Reasons for Refusal"(i.e. Office Action)
4th step: Pay Patent registration fee if receiving a "Decision to grant a patent"(i.e. Allowance)
Language of applications is Japanese. English applications are acceptable if Japanese translation is filed within 2 months from the filing date.
Request For Examination can only be filed within 3 years from the filing date. No extension.