The aim of this course presented by a science professor having the license of patent attorney is to provide the opportunity for basic understanding about the Japanese intellectual property (IP) legal system including patent-law, copyright-law,etc. with the science and engineering student as a target. Students will have an ability to solve the practical IP-related problems in future innovation works by applying fundamental knowledge on IP system acquired through this course.
At the end of this course, students will be able to basically understand about the Japanese intellectual property (IP) legal system including patent-law, copyright-law,etc.
intellectual property (IP), legal system, patent, copyright
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In each class, (1) the important points of previous class are reviewed, and (2) the points relating to each theme are explained.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Legal intorduction on intellectual property （IP)||Understanding fundamentals of law|
|Class 2||Rights of trademark and design||Understanding fundamentals of intellectual property|
|Class 3||Copyright||Understanding fundamentals of copyright legal system|
|Class 4||Patent introduction (history and overview)||Understanding the purpose of patent system|
|Class 5||Patent application||Understanding the points about patent application system|
|Class 6||Patent examination and appeal||Understanding the points about patent examination and appeal system|
|Class 7||Patent rights and infringement||Understanding the points about patent rights and infringement system|
|Class 8||IP-related matters (Utility model right, International patent, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, Patent attorney examination)/ final exams||Understanding the points about global patent system and patent attorney work|
Students’ course scores are based on final exams.