OKADA Yoshimi

OKADA Yoshimi

OKADA Yoshimi

Consulting Fellow

Director, Optical Devices Division, First Examination Department, Japan Patent Office

Expertise

Intellectual Property Rights, Knowledge Management, Innovation Policy

Education

1993 M.S. in Physics, University of Tokyo
1991 B.S. in Physics, University of Tokyo

Experience

2017-2018 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2017 Director, Optical Devices Division, Japan Patent Office
2014 Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
2013 Director of the Optical Control Subdivision, Japan Patent Office
2009 Administrative Judge, Appeals Department, Japan Patent Office
2007 Secretariat of Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat
2003 Administrative Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office
2001 Technology Research Division, Japan Patent Office
1999 International Affairs Division, Japan Patent Office
1997 Visiting Scholar, University of California, Santa Cruz
1997 Patent Examiner
1993 Japan Patent Office, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

Selected Publications and Papers

Books

  • Introductory Innovation Management 2nd edition, Nikkei Publishing Inc., 2017, (in Japanese, multi authored)
  • "The Patent Law and technological idea," Developing Intellectual-Property-Oriented Nation - Commemoration of the 80th Birthday of Minoru Takeda sensei, Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation, 2013, (in Japanese, with Shingo Saido)

Working Papers

  • "Impact of Patent Scope on subsequent Inventions: Findings from a new Measure," IIR Working Paper, 2017, WP#17-03 (with Sadao Nagaoka)
  • "Contribution of Patent Examination to Making the Patent Scope Consistent with the Invention: Evidence from Japan," RIETI Discussion Paper, 2016 16-E-092 (with Sadao Nagaoka)
  • "Claim Length as a Value Predictor of a Patent," IIR Working Paper, 2016, WP#16-04 (with Sadao Nagaoka)
  • "Effects of Early Patent Disclosure on Knowledge Dissemination: Evidence from the Pre-grant Publication System Introduced in the United States," IIR Working Paper, 2015, WP#15-12 (with Sadao Nagaoka)

Papers Published in Refereed Journals

  • "Judgment of the Grand Panel of the Intellectual Property High Court on the Effect of a Patent Right for which the Extension of Duration was registered," Patent, 2017, Vol.70 No.8 pp. 105-115 (in Japanese)
  • "Global Spread of Pharmaceutical Patent Protection: Micro Evidence from the International Equivalents of Drug Patents in Japan," Millennial Asia, 2017, Vol.8, No.1, pp. 26-47 (with Sadao Nagaoka)
  • "Non-Fermi-Liquid Behavior of SrRuO3: Evidence from Infrared Conductivity," Phys. Rev. Lett., 1998, Vol.81, No.12, pp. 2498-2501 (joint paper)
  • "Doping- and pressure-induced change of electrical and magnetic properties in the Mott-Hubbard insulator LaTiO3," Physical Review B, 1993, Vol.48, No.13, pp. 9677-9683 (joint paper)

Others

"Patent system reform: Redesigning the basic incentive structure through introducing restriction of injunction and treble damages as well as abolishing the criminal penalties for patent infringement," Hitotsubashi Business Review, 2017, Vol. 64, No.4, pp. 110-120 (in Japanese, joint article)
"Evaluation of Patents Obtained by Japanese Patentees in the Lost Two Decades," Hitotsubashi Business Review, 2016, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 72-91 (in Japanese, joint article)
"Supreme Court's Ruling on the Interpretation and Allowability of Product-by-process Claims," Patent Studies, 2015, No. 60, pp. 43-65 (in Japanese)
"Intellectual Property High Court Grand Panel's Case ruling on the Interpretation of Product-by-process Claims," Patent Studies, 2012, vol. 54, pp. 38-51 (with Shingo Saido, in Japanese)
"A Study on Product-by-process Claims," Patent, 2011, Vol.64, No.15, pp. 86-102 (with Shingo Saido, in Japanese)
"Applicant ethics under the patent system," Chizaiken Forum, 2007, Vol.71, pp. 33-41 (in Japanese)
"A Study on Mikansei-hatsumei - what is not regarded as invention although it is of a technical character, eligibility for prior invention, and obviousness of invention under the Japanese Patent Law (2/2)," Patent, 2007, Vol.60, No.8, pp. 89-107 (in Japanese)
"A Study on Mikansei-hatsumei - what is not regarded as invention although it is of a technical character, eligibility for prior invention, and obviousness of invention under the Japanese Patent Law (1/2)," Patent, 2007, Vol.60, No.5, pp. 50-67 (in Japanese)
"Novelty, inventive step, and description requirements under the Japanese Patent Law (2/2) – focusing on inventions with numerical range limitations," Patent Studies, 2006, No. 42, pp. 21-43 (in Japanese)
"Novelty, inventive step, and description requirements under the Japanese Patent Law (1/2) – focusing on inventions with numerical range limitations," Patent Studies, 2006, No. 41, pp. 28-56 (in Japanese)
"Utilization of the results of prior art search and patent examination," Tokugikon, 2004, No.231, pp. 50-59 (in Japanese)