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IPwe特許取引プラットフォームの日本語ユーザーインターフェースがリリースされました

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本日、IPwe特許取引プラットフォームの日本語ユーザーインターフェースがリリースされました。IPweプラットフォームは、AI(人工知能)とブロックチェーンを使った世界初の特許取引プラットフォームです(詳しくは、こちらをご覧ください)。 この度の日本語ユーザーインターフェースの提供により、IPwe特許取引プラットフォームが、日本のお客様にとって、より使いやすいものとなり、お客様が特許資産をより有効に活用し収益を向上させるのにお役に立てば幸いです。   当社は、IPwe特許取引プラットフォームの日本のお客様をサポートをしておりますので、お気軽にお問い合わせください。

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IPwe in Patent Information Fair & Conference in Japan

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IPwe in Patent Information Fair

IPwe made a joint appearance with Toshiba at Patent Information Fair & Conference which was held in Tokyo on November 6-8, 2019.  We WATANABE Research & Consulting do marketing in Japan for IPwe. In this fair, we introduced the IPwe platform. It is the first artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain enabled patent transaction platform.  IPwe and Toshiba […]

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Use the Patent System to Stop Global Warming

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Global Warming

Super Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan on October 12. I was safe, but 21 riverbank failures were reported the next day. Japan was just hit by Typhoon Faxai in early September. Typhoon Faxai was said to be the most powerful typhoon on record which had ever landed Kanto region (Tokyo is included there). Some people have […]

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Recent IP activities of Japanese companies

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JPO Annual Report

Japan Patent Office (JPO) published an annual report on July 12 2019. According to the report, 313,567 patent applications were filed in Japan in 2018. And, 253,000 patent applications among them were filed by domestic applicants. It slightly decreased than last year. As you may know, Japanese companies have been reducing investment in Japanese patents. However, […]

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Partners with IPwe to introduce the patent transaction platform to Japan

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We are delighted to announce the partnership with IPwe to introduce their unique patent transaction platform to Japan. IPwe created the first platform for the world’s patent ecosystem, connecting buyers and sellers of patents and patent-related services, creating a tradable asset. IPwe leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, predictive analytics and blockchain to […]

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Launched a new project on cross-border investment and collaboration

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Cross-Border Investment & Collaboration

We launched a new project working with a US-based M&A advisory firm. In this project, we help Japanese companies find opportunities for investment in and partnerships with foreign technology companies. It includes setting up of joint ventures to manufacture products of such technology companies, and also do sales and marketing in Japan and other Asian […]

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Japanese universities to acquire stock option rights as IP license fees

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licensing revenues of universities

Previously on this blog, we featured a story about a fight on patent royalty between a university researcher and a licensee company. And, it suggested a problem of a talent shortage for intellectual property in the university.  Licensing Revenues of Japanese Universities When talking about licensing revenues of universities, Japanese universities are often compared with American universities. […]

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Japanese Nobel laureate seeking to gain the support of the public to raise royalty rate for Opdivo patents

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Fighting over patent royalty rate

Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, a winner of the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2018, is fighting over patent royalty rate against Ono Pharmaceutical, a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Background Reportedly, in 2006, Honjo and Ono entered a license agreement for the patents on PD-1 which was applied to the cancer drug Opdivo (nivolumab). However, […]