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2023.6.20 (Tue)
Inui Ito



The AIST information leak incident highlights Japan’s intellectual property management problems

Immediately after finishing the previous article, “What happened to the suspected espionage by a Chinese researcher at AIST?”

As I have already noted, the issues relating to intellectual property and patents are becoming more and more prominent. I will check the contents of the report.

First, the Shimbun Yomiuri.

 In the incident of leaking technical information at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture), (omitted) Tsunemichi Kon (59) (arrested on suspicion of violating the Unfair Competition Prevention Act) provided research data. interviews with people involved in the investigation, the Chinese company that received the patent applied for a patent in China about a week later. The content is similar, and the public safety section of the Metropolitan Police Department believes that the research data has been diverted.

In addition, Mainichi Shimbun

 The suspect’s wife is the president of the leaked agency Patent application in China It was revealed in an interview with investigative officers that he was the president

The source of the leak is a Chinese chemical products manufacturing company, and Kwon’s wife is the president of a Japanese agency in Tsukuba. The company applied for a patent in China in April 2018, about a week after receiving the data from Quan, and received it in June 2020. The data in the application was almost identical to the leaked data , and Kwon was named as the inventor.

When this happens, the story changes completely.

The Chinese chemical product manufacturer in question has a Japanese agency in Tsukuba City, just a stone’s throw from AIST.

Then, about a week after the information leak, a patent with the same content was filed in China, and if the suspected inventor’s name was also listed, it was a completely planned and long-term arrangement .intellectual propertyIt is assumed that a strategy of

herestop a spyIt doesn’t really make much sense to jump into the topic of what it is.

This is because, in the case of espionage on a national scale, my wife would not use the name of the president’s company as the inventor and obtain a patent in China, and in the first place, AIST would not use the AIST email address, which ‘n clearly known, to AIST. , Because there is no professional spy to send information (bitter smile).

In China, where family is valued, I think it is appropriate to consider this case as a “family crime” aimed at personal gain. At least the color of military espionage is not visible so far.

However, even if people who do not know the real situation of universities and research institutes create irrelevant systems, Japan’s intellectual property will not be protected at all, and there is a high possibility that the situation will worsen.

1990s Japan mindlessly went aheadGraduate School EmphasisConsequently, from a more structural point of view, essential measures must be taken, such as the actual situation of Japanese graduate schools, especially doctoral courses, where Japanese students alone do not form a quorum.Technology-oriented Japanit will die sooner or later.

First of all, I will consider this problem from the perspective of graduate school research in Japan, which is almost impossible to survive without foreign students, especially those from Southeast Asia, including China.