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), 1||Understanding fundamentals of law|
|Class 2||Legal intorduction on intellectual property（IP), 2||Understanding fundamentals of law|
|Class 3||Copyright, 1||Understanding fundamentals of copyright legal system|
|Class 4||Copyright, 2||Understanding fundamentals of copyright legal system|
|Class 5||Rights of trademark||Understanding fundamentals of intellectual property|
|Class 6||Rights of design||Understanding fundamentals of intellectual property|
|Class 7||Patent introduction (history and overview)||Understanding the purpose of patent system|
|Class 8||Patent application||Understanding the points about patent application system|
|Class 9||Patent examination and appeal||Understanding the points about patent examination and appeal system|
|Class 10||Patent right and infringement||Understanding the points about patent rights and infringement system|
|Class 11||Visit to the patent office||Social implementation|
|Class 12||IP-related matters 1 (Utility model right, Patent attorney examination, International patent, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, )/||Understanding the points about global patent system and patent attorney work|
|Class 13||IP-related matters 2 (Utility model right, Patent attorney examination, International patent, Unfair Competition Prevention Act, )/||Understanding the points about global patent system and patent attorney work|
|Class 14||final exams||final exams on patent and IP|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Students’ course scores are based on the assignment reports.
Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.