Introduction to Intellectual Property


Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00


B700 - Lab 3


Did you know OIST has more than 100 awarded patents? (The image is one of the OIST patents, based on a perovskyte solar sell technology from Qi Unit.)

Intellectual Property (IP) is part of your everyday creative activities. This introductory seminar will give a basic idea of IP and will also cover an overview of how OIST protects and promote our IP. 

Recommended both for researchers and admin staff.

Everyone is welcome. No registration required.


Introduction to intellectual Property (60 min)

  • Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
  • Patent filing process
  • Difference between academic manuscripts and patent applications
  • Why universities apply for patents
  • Commercialization Considerations
  • Practical Examples

Guest Speaker: Mr. Ryohei Yoshida, J.D., Patent Expert, Tsukuni & Associates patent attorneys office

Contact Technology Licensing Section ( for enquries.

Organized by the Technology Development & Innovation Center (TDIC)




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