Course title
Management of Intellectual Property

tanaka hideho
Class name
Management of Intellectural Property
  • Intellectual Propert
  • Patent
  • Management
Course description
“Management of Intellectual Property” examines the key strategic decisions faced by engineers and scientists at each stage of research and development. The course aims to develop your ability to understand intangible rights and effectively manage the fruit from your laboratory work. It focuses mainly on the patent right, but includes some examples of other intellectual property rights.
Purpose of class
To obtain basic knowledge to manage intellectual property that is important when you are involved in research and development.
Goals and objectives
  1. To understand the basic of Intellectual property rights
  2. To master the skills for prior art search
  3. To master the skills for writing invention disclosure
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Subject Overview: Introduction to Science, Technology and Intellectual Property

MOT: Management of Technology
Intellectual Property Rights
Early IP Systems
Patent System in Japan
To read newspaper articles related to intellectual property. 180minutes
2. Industrial technology and intellectual property

Patent System in Japan
Common Path for Developing Country 〜Technology and Intellectual Property 〜
Patent Litigation between US and Japan
Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters
To read handout materials 180minutes
3. Industrial technology and intellectual property

Invention and Innovation
Synchronization of Invention
To search WIPO database 180minutes
4. Patent System

Intellectual Property Rights Registered by the Patent Office
Invention: Definition
Non-statutory Inventions
Requirements for Patentability
To prepare presentation file. 180minutes
5. Patent System

Why do they give invention an exclusive right?
What rights does a patent confer?
How patents are used
Can trade secrets be an alternative to patents?
Advantages and disadvantages of patenting
Alternatives to patenting
Will be announced in the class. 180minutes
6. Patent System


Patent procedures
Patent management
Inventor and Applicant
Survey of Prior Art
To search Patent database 180minutes
7. Patent System

Survey of Prior Art
International Application
To prepare presentation file 180minutes
8. Other Intellectual Property

Trademark Right System
Design Rights System
To read handout materials 180minutes
9. Lawsuit and Database

The Intellectual Property High Court
Use of Patent Database
Will be announced in the class. 180minutes
10. Patent in Business

Use of Patent Database
Patent use in business
To read case file 180minutes
11. Patent use in business

Case Discussion
To prepare presentation slides 180minutes
12. IP management in laboratory

What should be considered before the start of R&D project: Infringement, Experimental Use Exception
What should be considered in preliminary stage of the project: Research Materials
Will be announced in the class. 180minutes
13. IP management in laboratory

What should be considered on collaboration with other party: Collaborative Research Agreement, Secrecy Agreement
What should be considered when the result come out: Presentation and Patent Application, Invention Report
To prepare presentation file . 180minutes
14. Writing invention disclosure

Invention Disclosure Process
To prepare presentation file . 180minutes
15. Writing invention disclosure Presentation and Discussion

Course Summary
To practice presentation 180minutes
Total. - - 2700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

report discussin Total.
1. 20% 10% 30%
2. 20% 10% 30%
3. 30% 10% 40%
Total. 70% 30% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Report on Prior Art Search 30%
Report on Invention Disclosure 50%
Discussion Contribution 20%
60 points is minimum requirement
Textbooks and reference materials
Will be available in the class
Not necessary
Course objectives
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • The class will be held eight times with two consecutive hours in fourth quarter .
    Saturday 13:00-14:00
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Last modified : Wed Oct 17 08:01:24 JST 2018