2020 Law (Intellectual Property Law) C

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Kaneko Hironao  Ohta Masataka  Tagawa Yoh-Ichi  Sugano Tomoko  Inokuchi Kanako  Okamoto Morihiro  Tsujikawa Tetsuji  Ogawa Norihisa  Sugiyama Keiji  Tanaka Sonoko    Shimakage Keisuke 
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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, Youichi Tagawa, Masataka Ohta, 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 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 understanding of basic property law
Class 3 Basic IP law and knowledge test knowledge test
Class 4 International bland protection(Block A) International bland protection
Class 5 patent protection (Tomoko Sugano, JPTO)(Block A) patent protection
Class 6 patent litigation (Kanako Inokuchi) (Block A) patent litigation
Class 7 license (Morihiro Okamoto, PFU) license
Class 8 unfair competition law and IP (Tetsuji Tsujikawa)(Block B) unfair competition law and IP
Class 9 Bland and business start up(Sonoko Tanaka from solco) Blanding
Class 10 fair use etc. (Masataka Ota)(Block B) fair use etc.
Class 11 bio technology (Yoichi Tagawa) bio technolog
Class 12 Internet law and Tort law (Hideo Ogura)(Block C) internet law & tort
Class 13 copyright cases (Keishi Sugiyama)(Block C) copyright cases
Class 14 copyright cases (Norihisa Ogawa)(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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