Special lecture and practicum for the Patent Law II

Numbering Code P-PUB01 8M025 SJ90 Year/Term 2021 ・ Irregular, Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Professional degree students Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Wed 6
Instructor name TANAKA JUNYA (Part-time Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Class overview
・Learn about patent practice through exercises involving the identification of inventions that are a result of research on patent applications and the acquisition of patent rights, while focusing on the fields of chemistry and bioscience (life sciences). Understand the practicalities of patent strategy using specific examples of patent searches and patentability judgments, creation of specifications based on experimental data (invention description), and case studies.

Methods of education and learning:
・Lectures with PowerPoint presentations and exercises involving real examples
・Case study lectures using case materials including self-study in advance


Course Goals Course attainment goals (What you can expect to have learned by the end of this course)
Deeper understanding of patent strategy in practice and knowledge and skills that form the fundamental requirements for such practice through seminars including personal learning and research.
Schedule and Contents Session 1, October 6: How to Read and Write Patent Specifications (1): Explanation of how to read and write patent specifications with reference to actual patent specifications
Session 2, October 13: How to Read and Write Patent Specifications (2): Explanation of how to read and write patent specifications with reference to actual patent specifications
Session 3, October 20: How to Create a Patent Specification (Invention Description) (1): Identification and compilation of the essential parts of an invention based on simulated experimental data and scenarios up to the completion of the invention
Session 4, October 27: How to Create a Patent Specification (Invention Description) (2): Identification and compilation of the essential parts of an invention based on simulated experimental data and scenarios up to the completion of an invention
Session 5, November 10: How to Create a Patent Specification (Invention Description) (3): Identification and compilation of the essential parts of an invention based on simulated experimental data and scenarios up to the completion of an invention
Session 6, November 17: How to Create a Patent Specification (Invention Description) (4): Identification and compilation of the essential parts of an invention based on simulated experimental data and scenarios up to the completion of an invention
Session 7, November 24: Key Points Concerning Patents in the field of Life Science (1)
Session 8, December 1: Analyzing Patent Specifications (1): Analyze, present, and discuss patent specifications.
Session 9, December 8: Patent Search and Patentability Judgments (1): Choose a patent publication report, carry out a patent search and determine patentability, present, and discuss.
Session 10, December 15: Patent Search and Patentability Judgments (2): Choose a patent publication report, carry out a patent search and determine patentability, present, and discuss.
Session 11, January 12: Key Points Concerning Patents in the field of Life Sciences (2)
Session 12, January 19: Case Study (1): Discussion of examples of litigation to rescind trial decisions in bioscience and chemistry through individual learning and presentations.
Session 13, January 26: Case Study (2): Discussion of examples of litigation to rescind trial decisions in bioscience and chemistry through individual learning and presentations.
Session 14, February 2: Practical Points in Patent Strategy in the field of Life Sciences (2)
Session 15, February 9: Case Study (3); Discussion of examples of litigation to rescind trial decisions in bioscience and chemistry through individual learning and presentations.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Comprehensive evaluation of reports (presentations on topics) and participation in case studies.
Course Requirements Required course for IP and elective course for MPH.
Students are expected to have completed "Advanced Patent Law and Practice (First semester)" in advance.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) In order to give presentations on patent application publications and court judgments among other topics in class, students must study the cases thoroughly before attending class.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Other required texts: None. The minimum required materials will be distributed during lectures.
Recommended texts include: 特許の知識 (Tokkyo no Chishiki 'Knowledge of Patents') (Kazuhiko Takeda, Diamond Co.)
産業財産権標準テキスト特許編 (Sangyou Zaisan Hyoujun Tekisuto Tokkyo-Hen 'Industrial Property Standard Text: Patents') (Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation)
知的財産権法文集(Chiteki Zaisan Kenpou Bunshuu 'Intellectual Property Rights Law, Collected Works') (Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation)
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