Building Japanese corporate IP departments of the future

By Naoto Kuji

Amid dramatic industrial changes, Japanese companies have the chance to take a major leap forward and deploy IP activities to greater effect throughout enterprises. This will involve not only IP teams, but also management and business divisions

The fourth industrial revolution is expected to usher in large-scale innovations for both business and technology. When this happens, simply maintaining the status quo for IP activities will no longer be sufficient for market success. Those of us in the business world should treat these changes as opportunities for growth and prepare practices to maximise their effect. Such efforts should extend beyond IP departments to include management and business departments, introducing a new and integrated approach to intellectual property.

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