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FY2013 “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards”

July 2013
Japan Patent Office
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Patent Office chose individuals and companies as the FY2013 “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards.”1 In this year, award winners were one individual and seven companies as the awards from the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and five individuals and ten companies as the awards from the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office. The awards will be held on April 18, 2013, “The Invention Day”2.

The awards ceremony was held on April 18, 2013, “The Invention Day”2.

*Notes

  • 1. The Intellectual Property Achievement Award: “the Award of Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry” and “the Award from the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office” (both are called “the Intellectual Property Achievement Award”) have been presented to individuals who have contributed to the expansion and development of the industrial property rights system as “award for a contributor related to the industrial property rights system,” and to companies which have most effectively taken advantage of the industrial property rights system and contributed to its development as “awards for a good-standing company utilizing the industrial property rights system.”
  • 2. Invention Day: Commemorating the promulgation of the Patent Monopoly Act issued on April 18, 1885 (the predecessor of the current Japan Patent Act), the Invention Day was established to promote the expansion and enlightenment of the Industrial Property Rights System.
    • Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
    • Place: The Tokai University Club, Room of Aso and Asahi
      Kasumigaseki Building 35th Floor, 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo

Awarded Individuals and Companies in FY2013

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Awards

Awards for Contributors to the Industrial Property Rights System

Mr. Tetsuyuki Hirano [President (Hirano & Associates, Inc.)]

Awards for a good-standing company utilizing the industrial property rights system

(Enterprises Excelling in Patent Exploitation)

  • Satake Corporation [Hiroshima]
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. [Osaka]
  • Fujitsu Limited [Kanagawa]
  • MegaChips Corporation [Osaka]

(Enterprises Excelling in Design Exploitation)

  • Bridgestone Corporation [Tokyo]

(Enterprises Excelling in Trademark Exploitation)

  • Ajinomoto Co., Inc. [Tokyo]
  • Saraya Co., Ltd. [Osaka]

Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office Awards

Awards for Contributors to the Industrial Property Rights System

  • Mr. Kazuhiko Okamoto [Chief staff (Intellectual Property Department Ube Industries, Ltd.)]
  • Dr. Akihiro Kitamura [President (Kitamura Machinery Co., Ltd.)]
  • Mr. Masato Tanaka [Lawer, Partner (Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu Law firm)]
  • Mr. Hikoharu Hirasaki [Patent Attorney (Manager of Hirasaki Patent Office)]
  • Mr. Kenji Yoshitake [Lawyer/ Patent Attorney (Kyowa Patent and Law firm)]

Awards for a good-standing company utilizing the Industrial Property Rights System

(Enterprises Excelling in Patent Exploitation)

  • Asahi Engineering Co., Ltd. [Ishikawa]
  • Kobird Co., Ltd. [Fukui]
  • Sawada Disaster Prevention Technologies Inc. [Tottori]
  • Towa Corporation Ltd. [Fukuoka]
  • Nabell Corporation [Mie]
  • Nara Machinery Co., Ltd. [Tokyo]
  • Nippon Kouatsu Electric Co., Ltd. [Aichi]
  • Lasertec Corporation [Kanagawa]

(Enterprises Excelling in Design Exploitation)

  • Union Corporation [Osaka]

(Enterprises Excelling in Trademark Exploitation)

  • Tarou Fishermen’s Cooperative [Iwate]

[Last updated 8 March 2016]

Contact

<<For the awarded individuals>>

Personnel Division

General Affairs Department

Japan Patent Office

Point of Contact: Personnel in charge of Honors

E-mail:PA0110@jpo.go.jp

 

<<For the awarded enterprises>>

Policy Planning and Research Division

General Affairs Department

Japan Patent Office

Point of Contact : Office of Patent Strategic Coordination

E-mail:PA02F0@jpo.go.jp

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