2023 Management of Intellectual Property I

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Graduate major in Technology and Innovation Management
Sengoku Shintaro  Watanabe Toshiya  Samejima Masahiro  Kobayashi Toru  Kubo Masakazu  Takeshige Tatsuo  Yoshioka Tohru    Sumikura Koichi    Kobayashi Makoto 
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Course description and aims

This lecture focuses on the management of intellectual property in corporate R&D and business development. The lecture is based on case studies, exercises and discussions on how to incorporate intellectual property strategies in the planning and implementation of R&D and business development.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Essential knowledge of the management of intellectual property in R&D and business development,
2) How to apply intellectual property management in the planning and implementation of R&D and business development strategies.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
The faculty member has practical experience in consulting firms and a venture capital. In addition, experts in intellectual property management are to be appointed as part-time lecturers.


Intellectual property right, patent, business strategy, data management

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The lectures are given in an omnibus format: Each lecture is given by an expert on a set topic.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance and introduction Grouping for following exercise
Class 2 Open innovation and IP strategies Lecture report
Class 3 IP and business strategies in the technological commoditization Lecture report
Class 4 Design-driven innovation Lecture report
Class 5 IP strategies in global firms Lecture report
Class 6 The Antitrust Act and IP/standardisation strategies Lecture report
Class 7 Group discussion and presentations Groupwork assignment

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Reference documents are to be circulated or projected at each class.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation will be based on lecture reports, group discussion and presentations, and the final report. Details will be given in the guidance.

Related courses

  • TIM.B518 : Management of Intellectual Property II

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

No prerequisite


This lecture plan is a model case. Please check the lecture schedule of each academic year in T2SCHOLA and the guidance.

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