MIPM Program
-Master of Intellectual Property Management-

Professor Introduction

Koichiro Kato, Ph.D.

Koichiro Kato, Ph.D. Professor (2005-)
Chair,
Graduate Program in Systems for Intellectual Creation,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Kanazawa Institute of Technology

Japanese

Education
BS, Sophia University, 1988
MS, Sophia University, 1990
Bachelor of Law, Keio University, 2004
Ph.D., Tohoku University, 2007, (Intellectual Property Management)
Research Interests
Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Management and Technology
Software patent and copyright
Management of Technology
Biographical Statement
Professor Kato is currently a chair of Graduate Program in Systems for Intellectual Creation in Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering. He holds Ph.D. from Tohoku University. His research theme in the doctoral dissertation was patent strategy and invention evaluation in technology oriented companies. He was a member of investigation study committee about strategic intellectual property management in Institute of Intellectual Property (2006-2007). He is leader of "KAKENHI "research project (Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research by Japanese government (MEXT)) titled "Study on promotion of the strategic intellectual property management (CIPO)". He is also an examiner of the Test of Certified Skilled Worker of Intellectual Property Management. Before joining academia, he worked for IBM-Japan for 14 years. He worked as a systems engineer and an in-house patent attorney in IBM-J
Practice Information
He joined IBM-Japan in 1990, and worked for 14 years. He worked as a systems engineer in system engineering department, and an in-house patent attorney in intellectual property department.
Representative Publications
Kato, Koichiro & Sugimitsu, Kazunari. "Handbook of Intellectual Property Management and Strategy", Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (2008)
Kato, Koichiro "Software Intellectual Property", Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (2007)
Contact
K.I.T. Toranomon Graduate School
Atago Toyo Bldg. 12F
1-3-4 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo
105-0002
Japan
tokyo@kanazawa-it.ac.jp

Atago Toyo Bldg. 12F, 1-3-4 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0002, Japan

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