2019 Management of Technology and Intellectual Property

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Graduate major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
Tanaka Yoshitoshi 
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Tue5-6(W936)  Fri5-6(W936)  
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on promoting the understanding of the intellectual property rights system required for the graduate students in the field of science and engineering, and the students will have basic knowledge of intellectual property management to make proper decisions on the problems which they may face in the future after graduation. In this course, some actual cases how to manage intellectual properties in companies will be provided. Also, the patent information analysis will be done in relation with the research subjects by individual student in the laboratory, viewing the processes to apply patent applications on their research results.

Student learning outcomes

Restructuring of management of resources and corporate activities is undergoing toward realistic globalization of economy, and it is expected to build a positive cycle for creation, protection and use of intellectual properties, and to formulate our own intellectual property strategy for improvement of international competitiveness. It will be a goal to acquire necessary skills to understand the intellectual property values of their own research results and protect them as intellectual property rights, for the master's degree program students who will contribute to the industry as human resources in the field of science and engineering in the future. Learn a wide range of sense to extract tasks and solve problems in the boundaries of technology, law and business.


Technology, Intellectual Property Management, Intellectual Property Strategy, Intellectual Property Information, Intellectual Property Management

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

First, from the current situation and intellectual property administration surroundings on the intellectual property issues, we will try to extract the problems on the intellectual property which we have been facing today. And, we will understand how technology and intellectual property have been managed in the enterprises which have been taking leadership in the worldwide market, during the cycle of creation, protection and utilization of technology. In particular, we will understand the relationship between technology standardization and intellectual property rights. Under the intellectual property rights system, a lot of intellectual property information to be published, it is closely related to the management of technology in the enterprise how to analyze and utilize the information. After understanding the analysis of intellectual property information, we will learn how we should manage technology and its intellectual property through formulating intellectual property strategy.
Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of management of technology and intellectual property As an introduction, we consider what is intellectual property right from historical circumstances and legislative purpose.
Class 2 Current situation surroundings on intellectual property issues About intellectual property, we grasp what kind of movement is going on domestically and internationally.
Class 3 Current status and issues of intellectual property administration Utilization of intellectual property system has been strengthened. Under the administrative agency that is in charge of intellectual property rights, let's understand what kinds of activities are being promoted.
Class 4 Intellectual property infringement cases Learn the legal effect of intellectual property rights from intellectual property infringement cases.
Class 5 International standardization and intellectual property strategy International standardization of technology is proceeding under the global economy. Learn the relationship between technical standards and intellectual property rights here.
Class 6 Fundamentals of intellectual property information utilization In promoting intellectual property activities, it is necessary to utilize intellectual property information that is issued enormously. Here, you learn the basics of intellectual property information.
Class 7 Analytical methods of intellectual property information Learn methods of analyzing intellectual property rights information.
Class 8 Case Study of intellectual property information We will introduce examples of what we can grasp from the analysis of intellectual property information and think further about utilization methods.
Class 9 Utilization of intellectual property management and research activities in the master's program Understand the relationship between research activities and intellectual property management in the graduate school MSc course.
Class 10 Intellectual property strategy Understand the fundamentals of developing intellectual property strategies that will guide intellectual property activities in companies.
Class 11 Intellectual property management in the electronics manufacturers Introducing intellectual property activities in companies. (Case of electrical company)
Class 12 Intellectual property management in the machine manufacturers Introducing intellectual property activities in companies. (Case of mechanical company)
Class 13 Intellectual property management in the pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers Introducing intellectual property activities in companies. (Case of medicine or chemical company)
Class 14 Exercise of intellectual property strategy Case study of intellectual property strategy formulation
Class 15 Summary of management of technology and intellectual property As a summary, systematically organize comprehensive understanding of technology and intellectual property management.


Course materials uploaded in OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

"Steve Manton著『Integrated Intellectual Asset Management』Gower社
Poltorak & Lerner著『Essentials of Intellectual Property』JOHN WILEY & SONS社
All materials used in class can be found on OCW-i.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students’ course scores are evaluated regarding the practical understandings on intellectual property management, based on reports about three times in the class (70%) and contributions on group discussions in the class (30%).
Full attendance is basically compulsory.

Related courses

  • IEE.C204 : Intellectual Property Management

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

No prerequisites are necessary, but enrollment in the related courses is desirable.

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