2019 Intellectual Property Management

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Undergraduate major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
Tanaka Yoshitoshi 
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Tue7-8(W934)  Fri7-8(W934)  
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Course description and aims

In this lecture, students learn the basic knowledge of the intellectual property rights system as items to be learned by science and engineering students before belonging to the laboratory. Within the lecture, the importance of searching and utilizing patent information, the importance of patent application of research results, differences between science and technology articles and patent documents, problems concerning intellectual property in industry-academia collaboration, industry movement over intellectual property, economic Intellectual property activities corresponding to globalization, patent requirements, creativity development and intellectual property knowledge, motivation and creativity will be discussed.

Student learning outcomes

In order to improve the international competitiveness of our domestic industry, it is urgent issue to strengthen the dissemination and enlightenment of intellectual property systems for science and engineering students. Especially in the field of engineering and experimental specialized fields, it is important to foster values for legal protection of research results, and from the early stage of undergraduate students, acquiring basic knowledge on intellectual property rights and intellectual property mind. In protecting technology, the intellectual property system is an international norm, and in this lecture, we aim to master basic knowledge on intellectual property system.


Intellectual Property Right, Basic Knowledge, Patent System, Patentability, Patent Information, Patent Application, Industry-University Collaboration, Patent Infringement

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

First of all, we will deepen our understanding of the necessity of intellectual property protection and the framework of institutions, from the legislative purpose of the intellectual property rights system and the flow of the system. Focus on the patent system which is important for intellectual property rights, especially for science and engineering personnel, and bird's-eye view of the overall picture of the system. Understanding of patent requirements such as novelty and inventive step will also be useful for the right to own research results. Although the contents of the technology applied for patents throughout the world are disclosed as patent information, the utilization of patent information is useful for research development and patent strategy formulation at companies and research institutes. We also introduce the relationship between research results at university research institutes and patent applications, patent management in industry-university collaborative activities, patent management and strategies at companies, and today's challenges of intellectual property.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Basic knowledge of intellectual property rights system Promote basic understanding of intellectual property rights system.
Class 2 Birds' view of the patent system, Patentability Explain its overall picture for systematic understanding of the patent system.
Class 3 Current status surroundings intellectual property policy and administration Understand administrative tasks and policies of the Patent Office.
Class 4 Research activities and patent applications Understand how patent rights can be acquired for inventions that are the result of research activities in the field of science and technology.
Class 5 Utilization and retrieval of patent information (1) Utilization Access the patent information database and learn the basics of search and analysis.
Class 6 Utilization and retrieval of patent information (2) Applications We introduce examples of utilization of patent information and consider further utilization methods.
Class 7 Academic publication and patent publications Think about the difference between science and technology articles and patent information and how to utilize them.
Class 8 Design Law Overview Understand the foundation of the industrial design protection method.
Class 9 Introduction to trademark law Understand the basics of trademark law protecting marks such as company name and product brand name.
Class 10 Industry-academia collaborative activities and intellectual property management at university As for the third mission of the university, consider what type of intellectual property management is necessary within the university concerning the return of research results to society.
Class 11 Intellectual Property Right Lawsuit Introduction and explanation of court case on the basis of intellectual property lawsuit, benefits of appeal, burden of proof and so on.
Class 12 Fusion of marketing and intellectual property - Intellectual property consulting - I will explain the current state of consulting on intellectual property right from the viewpoint of fusion of marketing and intellectual property.
Class 13 Intellectual property management in electrical industry(1) Invite corporate intellectual property manager to introduce intellectual property activities within the company.
Class 14 Intellectual property management in medicine and chemical industry(2) Invite corporate intellectual property manager to introduce intellectual property activities within the company.
Class 15 Summary of basic knowledge on intellectual property systems As a comprehensive summary, we will organize the basic knowledge on intellectual property management.


Course materials uploaded in OCW-i

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Masayoshi Tusnoda, Naohiko Tatsumi, “Intellectual Property Law” version 6, Yukikaku Aruma. (Japanese)
All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are evaluated based on general understanding of the intellectual property system and utilization of patent information, based on final exams (70%) and reports in the class (30%).

Related courses

  • IEE.C532 : Management of Technology and Intellectual Property

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisites are necessary.

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