This article will explain the principles involved in article 35 of the Patent Law of Japan, as revised in 1959, dealing with employee inventions in Japan. The history of the revisions which have produced the present article will be discussed, then an interpretation of article 35 will be made, and finally an analysis and criticism of this article through a comparison with foreign laws will be provided.
Bunzo Takino & Ward M. French,
The Protection in Japan of Inventions by Employees During the Course of Their Employment,
39 Wash. L. Rev.
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