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Intellectual property rights and prospects for U.S.-Japan cooperation in Asia

Sugiyama, Tomoko

Technological progress and increased globalization have raised the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) issues. As countries at the technological frontier, the United States and Japan have risen to the forefront of building a framework for IPR systems and international negotiations. To what degree and in what way have the U.S. and Japanese IPR systems converged? What are the economic, business and political implications? How do business method patents fit into this global strategy? Do we need to rethink whether a global approach to IPR works in developing countries? How can the U.S. and Japan support the implementation of IPR commitments that China has made? On February 15, 2002, these and related issues were discussed at a major public policy conference which was hosted by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business and the Center for Japanese Legal Studies of Columbia University. Presentations were made by a select group of distinguished business professionals, lawyers and academics. Mr. Robert Stoll, Administrator, Office of Legislative and International Affairs, United States Department of Commerce Patent and Trade Office, was the luncheon speaker . Excerpts of the speakers' presentations and discussion between the panelists and audience are presented in the following pages.


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Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
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April 28, 2011