2018 Law (Intellectual Property Law) C

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Kaneko Hironao  Ohta Masataka  Tagawa Yoh-Ichi  Agata Yuzo  Ogawa Norihisa  Sugiyama Keiji  Okamoto Morihiro    Sugano Tomoko  Tsujikawa Tetsuji  Konishi Kei 
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Course description and aims

This course provides precious opoertunity to study about technology and intelectual property law for the common sense of scientists and engeneers. This course is fit for prospected students of Patent attorney. This course lecturers(Hironao Kaneko, Yozo Agata, Masataka Ohta, Youichi Tagawa, Tomoko Sugano, Kanako Inokuchi, Morihiro Okamoto, Tetsuji Tsujikawa, Norihisa Ogawa, Keishi Sugiyama, Hideo Ogura, et al). This course is succession of "Science Technology and Intellectural".
Many patent attoenrys are practicing the alumni of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The patent attorney is the profession to patenting intelectural property and protecting the client's intellectual property right. This process is necessary to gain the fund that is necessary to continue rearch work and invention by entrepreners. In 2012, the number of the sucessuful candidates of the national patent attorney exam became 47 that occupies 5.8% of all.

Student learning outcomes

Understand whole intellectual property law system in Japan and competition law for international businesses.
Understand the intellectual property establising conditions, procedure, infringement suite etc.


patent copyright trademark trade secret unfair competition design

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

understandign basic knowledge of intellectual law and case laws through discussions.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 property law understanding of basic property law
Class 2 property law 3(confirmation intermediate test) understanding of features of IP
Class 3 license contract (Block A) license contract
Class 4 patent law(Block A) patent system and invention
Class 5 patent topics (ex. bio technology and life science) patent topics
Class 6 pollicy of governmental patent protection(Block A) patent protection policy
Class 7 patent litigation (Block B) patent litigation
Class 8 reserved reserved
Class 9 unfair competition law and IP(Block B) unfair competition law and IP
Class 10 fair use etc.(Block B) fair use etc.
Class 11 trademark trademark
Class 12 Internet law and Tort law(Block C) internet law & tort
Class 13 copyright cases (Block C) copyright cases
Class 14 reserved reserved
Class 15 copyright cases(Block C) copyright cases


Science Technology and Intellectual Property Right (BUNKASOUZOU KENKYUJYO)(available at the Univ Coop shop)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

supplemental materials will be distributed.
For students intereisting in case sutudy, for example Copyright Law Cases 100 (Yuhikaku) etc. is recomended.

Assessment criteria and methods

intermediate papertest(for understanding confirmation) and 3 reports (one report at every Block)

Related courses

  • LAH.S102 : Law (Civil Law) A
  • LAH.S202 : Law (Civil Law) B
  • LAH.S302 : Law (Civil Procedure Law) C

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

hoping positive participation and joining discussion each lectures

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Please confirm the schedule upoaded in the OCW-i system at the material tab after register this course. (the order of content of lecture may be changed by lecture's schedule)
Studetns of Hitotsubashi University belonging to the For University Allience Course: Please contact advisory staff of this course in case of feeling difficulty to produce reports.

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