Zen International Patents and Trademarks

Recently, several matching events are held in Japan to support to transfer technologies between large companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Through these events, the cases of licensing patents owned by large companies to SMEs have been increasing.

For example, in a matching event conducted by Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, large companies such as Fujitsu Limited, Toshiba Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., NEC Corporation, Ajinomoto Co., Ltd. participated.

According to press release, as a result, 25 matches were completed, and finally 18 products were newly developed.

Japanese large companies seem to have strategies for taking advantage of their patents as much as possible.

We would like to keep paying attention to this trend.