2020 Law (Intellectual Property Law) C

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Kaneko Hironao  Ohta Masataka  Tagawa Yoh-Ichi  Sugano Tomoko  Inokuchi Kanako  Okamoto Morihiro      Sugiyama Keiji  Tanaka Sonoko    Shimakage Keisuke  Tosa Nobumichi 
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Mon5-6(W935)  Thr5-6(W935)  
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Introduction Video/Audio

LawIPC.mp4 (1min) 

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, Youichi Tagawa, Masataka Ohta, Tomoko Sugano, Kanako Inokuchi, Keisuke Shimakage, Morihiro Okamoto, Tetsuji Tsujikawa, Norihisa Ogawa, Keishi Sugiyama, Hideo Ogura, Sonoko Tanaka, Nobumichi Tosa, et al). This course is succession of "Science Technology and Intellectural".
Combining Intellectual Property, Design, Inovative Idea and Start Up Venture, student learn more than law.
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 2018, the number of the sucessuful candidates of the national patent attorney exam became 10 that occupies 3.8% 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.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Lectuers are practicing JPO, attonney at law 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 Basic property law 2 and knowledge test knowledge test
Class 3 Basic IP Patent law(Block A) Patent Claim
Class 4 Patent Litigation(Block A) patent litigation
Class 5 Invention and Start Up(Block A) Inovation Design
Class 6 License (Block A) License
Class 7 Unfair competition law and IP(Block B) unfair competition law and IP
Class 8 Scientist view of IP (Block B) fair use
Class 9 Plactical International Bland Protection(Block B) Art, Invention, Plactical IP protection
Class 10 Internet law and Tort law (Block B) Internet law
Class 11 copyright cases (Block C) copyright cases
Class 12 copyright cases (Block C) copyright cases
Class 13 Bland and business start up(Block C) blanding
Class 14 bio technology (Block C) bio technolog

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.


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

Reference books, course materials, etc.

IN 2020, supplemental materials will be distributed through OCW-i.
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

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).



In 2020, this lecture use Zoom and OCW-i.
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 (kaneko (@) ila.titech.ac.jp ) at enrolling in this course.

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