Utility Patent Protection Under Japanese Law

A patent for an invention gives the inventor the right for a limited period to stop others from making, using or selling the invention without the permission of the inventor. A utility patent gives the inventor or applicant the rights for predetermined terms.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What about retaining a Japanese lawfirm to file the utility application?
How does the licensing arrangement work with the utility patents?
In a work for hire relationship, who would own the rights in the utility model?

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