January 10, 2012

International Symposium on Innovation and Patents 1999.2.12-2.13

International Symposium on Innovation and Patents
Theme: 'Exploring the Optimal Design of the Patent System for the 21st Century'
Organiser: The Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
Date: 12 February ~ 13 February 1999
Place: Kunitachi, Tokyo (Sano-shoin Hall, Hitotsubashi University)

Session I: Economic Analysis of Innovation and Patents
Chairperson: Kotaro Suzumura, Hitotsubashi University
 
1. Innovation and the Patent System
Richard Nelson, Columbia University
Discussant: Hiroyuki Odagiri, Hitotsubashi University
 
2. Incremental Innovation and the Patent System
Suzanne Scotchmer, University of California-Berkeley
Discussant: Sadao Nagaoka, Hitotsubashi University
 
3.Appropriability and Patents
Wesley Cohen, Carnegie-Mellon University
Akira Goto, Hitotsubashi University
Akiya Nagata, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Richard Nelson, Columbia University
John Walsh, University of Illinois at Chicago
Discussant : David Mowery, University of California-Berkeley
 
Session II: The Patent System in Japan, the U.S.A and Europe
Chairperson : Wesley Cohen, Carnegie-Mellon University
 
4.Recent Trends of the Japanese Patent System
Nobuo Sasaki, Japanese Patent Office
Discussant: Stephen Merrill, National Academy of Sciences
 
5.The Current State of the U.S. Patent System
Stephen Merrill, National Academy of Sciences
Discussant: Hidetaka Aizawa, Waseda University
 
6. Lessons from Pro-patent Policy
Ronald Gilson, Columbia University
Discussant : Hidetaka Aizawa, Waseda University
 
7. The European Patent System and Innovation
Robert Pitkethly, Oxford University
Discussant : Yutaka Kiyokawa, Tokyo University
 
Session III: Industrial R&D and Patents
Chairperson : Sadao Nagaoka, Hitotsubashi University
 
7. R&D and Patents in the Electronics Industry
Yasutsugu Takeda, Hitachi Ltd.
William Spencer, Sematech
Discussant: John Walsh, University of Illinois at Chicago
 
8. R&D and Patents in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries
Hiroshi Akimoto, Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Kenneth Woolcott, IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Discussant : Yosuke Okada, Shinshu University
 
9. R&D and Intellectual Property Rights in the Software Industry
Kensuke Norichika, Software Information Centre
David Mowery, University of California-Berkeley
Stuart Graham, University of California-Berkeley
Discussant : Naoki Mizutani, Attorney at Law & Patent Attorney
 
10.Round-Table Discussion
Chairperson: Richard Nelson, Columbia University