Something is strange. 25 : Whose is the patent? 4

 Professor Yamanaka has a Nobel Prize based on the iPS cell research 

< Professor Yamanaka has a Nobel Prize based on the iPS cell research >

   This time article becomes a summary.


Is what in the background?

 Even though the number of patent applications in Japan is world leading, there are few epoch-making things.

A reason for increasing the numbers is based on a patent application method.

Inventions in Japan are superior by the improvement of technique and product, but there are few things that introduced launching of new industries.


Though an epoch-making iPS cell research arose domestically, many Japan’s brains often succeeds still only in the United States

This difference is a problem.

Moreover, the government is positive to liberalization of the employment dismissal from company.

The method is just opposite although I can understand the necessity for worker transfer from declining industry or company.

Making of groundwork in that workers and engineers (implementer or researcher) can aim at the new world are necessary.

Excellent retired engineers are pulled out to foreign countries, and cause a technological outflow frequently.


As for the U.S. where new industry occurs frequently, and Germany where economy is strong, patent right is granted to employees.

If you know the details, please teach me.















Many gene analyses machines were put on a private laboratory of China

< Many gene analyses machines were put on a private laboratory of China >

 On the other hand, some people might have a sense of discomfort by dealing preferentially with employee invention.

A present invention might spend a large amount of expense and time by cooperation.

Moreover, even if the patent can be approved, the patents to contribute to the profit of the company greatly are only handful.

Naturally, in a company, the income of the result of the invention and outgo of a large amount of research cost must balance.


Therefore, it will not be said that a lot of inventions are ability or past results of one person.


On the other hand, the salesman and the manager have a favor of the performance evaluation etc.

The copyright also protects individual rights.









Let’s change a view for a bit.

In work ethic of Japan, there is a tendency to disregard a talent of individual and an inspiration, because the people lay weight on the effort of individual and the appeasement of the office.

After all, Japanese society as a whole is regarding the evaluation of invention as low.

It is a cause of stagnating the employee invention.





Yamanaka professor's laboratory 

< Yamanaka professor’s laboratory >

At the end, summary

For the revitalization of Japanese economy, a new technology and industry that provides competitiveness have to be produced.

For that, it is necessary to rouse the desire for the invention and the entrepreneurship.

Therefore, it is necessary to distribute the result of patent to the employee and the individual.

The important is not only a superficial policy (monetary policy), has to be a conversion that gives birth to revitalization and the reformation.








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