Canon IP Initiatives
Canon Intellectual Property is proactively working
to take the lead in IP world
to the promotion of Japanese industry
and the promotion of industry all over the world.
Advancing the IP system in Japan and beyond by participation in government committees and study groups
Canon's Intellectual Property professionals often participate in government committees and study groups, and make various recommendations and proposals to such bodies as a global company.
Committee activities and opinion sharing of executives of corporate organizations
Kenichi Nagasawa, Head of Corporate Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters Managing Executive Officer, Canon Inc., holds positions in a number of organizations in the intellectual property industry, including as Chairman, Sub-Committee on Policy Planning, Committee on Intellectual Property of Keidanren, Vice Chairperson of the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA), and President of the Licensing Executives Society JAPAN.
Exchange opinions with patent offices around the world
Through meeting with patent offices around the world, Canon contributes to improvement of the operation of the global intellectual property system.
Participation as a founding member of the Intellectual Property Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19
IP activities to contribute to ending the spread of COVID-19.
Leading the IP world in measures against PAEs
Canon established LOT network in collaboration with five companies including Google. The LOT network protects member companies from patent litigations by PAEs.
By collaborating through the utilization of intellectual property, we will create new value and aim to realize Canon's corporate philosophy of kyosei - living and working together for the common good.