January 10, 2012

International Conference on efficient alliance for commercializing upstream inventions with a focus on co-inventions and co-ownership 2006.12.11



International Conference on efficient alliance for commercializing upstream inventions with
a focus on co-inventions and co-ownership
This conference, supported by the JPO, aims at analyzing the efficient contract and
institutional design for developing and commercializing upstream inventions. One focal
issue is co-ownership of an invention. The conference covers three topics:
(1) Empirical analysis of ownership and inventor structure of upstream inventions, and of
the alliance contracts for their development and use.
(2) A global picture of strategic alliances and lessons from the US experiences
(3) Efficient contract and institutional design for commercialization of upstream inventions

Date                December  11th  2006
Place       Sano-shoin at Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo
                        http://www.econ.hit-u.ac.jp/~coe-res/paper_doc/sano.pdf

09:20  Welcome
Introduction: JPO

Session I:   Empirical analysis of ownership and inventor structure of upstream inventions,
and of the alliance contracts for their development and use                
Chair: Hiroyuki Odagiri, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi
University

09:30 Structural characteristics of key upstream inventions: co-inventions,
co-ownership and their effects
Sadao Nagaoka, Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi
University

Discussant  Tomohiko Koseki, Senior Manager of Legal Department, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

10:30 An analysis of industry-academia collaborations and intellectual property
management practices based on a new survey
                      Tomohiro Ijichi, Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University

Discussant1 Koichi Sumikura, Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy
Studies

Discussant2 Masau Takayanagi, Intellectual Property Executive, Patent Attorney, Intellectual
Property Department, Mitsubishi Pharma Corporation

11:30 Characteristics of Ex-ante Research Contracts between University and the US
Life Science Industry
                      Kenta Nakamura, Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Discussant  Sean O'Connor, Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Law, and
Associate Director, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property
      
12:10 Lunch
Session II:   A global picture of strategic alliances and lessons from the US experiences
Chair: Reiko Aoki, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

13:00     Alliance Formation in the Global Biotech-Pharma Industries
              Hans-Werner Gottinger, Visiting Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University, and Professor, University of Maastricht
Discussant Hiroshi Akimoto, Managing Director, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

14:00   Patent Protection Scope for Upstream Inventions: Role of Patents in
Development of Strategic Alliances
                       Toshiko Takenaka, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and the Director, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property          
Discussant  Mayumi Saito, Principal Examiner, Biotechnology Division/Examination Research
Office, Japan Patent Office

15:00 Issues in U.S. Tech Transfer Licenses, IPR Allocation, and Commercialization
           Sean O'Connor, Associate Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and Associate Director, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual
Property
Discussant  Hideo Owan, Professor, Graduate School of International Management, Aoyama
Gakuin Unviersity

16:00    Coffee
Session III:  Efficient contract and institutional design for commercialization of upstream
inventions
Chair: Sadao Nagaoka, Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi
University

16:20 Future of industry and university collaboration and IPRs
        Hajimu Morioka, Deputy Director of Intellectual Property Center, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Discussant   Reiko Aoki, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

17:10 to 18:00 An analysis of legal rules on co-inventorship and co-ownership, and its
implications
         Masabumi Suzuki , Professor, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
Discussant  Ryuta Hirashima, Associate Professor of Law, University of Tsukuba