Partnership

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.
By these activities Canon aims to contribute to the development of Japan's intellectual property system and to the promotion of industry worldwide.
Since 2013, officers and staff of Canon IP have served on the following committees:

Month of committee meeting during term of office Hosting
ministries
Committee
Name
Title at the
time of
inauguration
Name
From August 2013 to March 2019 Japan Patent Office Industrial Structure Council, Intellectual Property Committee, Subcommittee on the Patent Attorney System, Committee Member Director, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From November 2013 to May 2019 Cabinet Office Intellectual Property strategy headquarters, Verification, Evaluation and Planning Committee, Committee Member Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From September 2014 to May 2017 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Industrial Structure Council, Intellectual Property Committee, Subcommittee on Protection and Exploitation of Trade Secrets, Committee Member Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From September 2014 to March 2018 Japan Patent Office Industrial Structure Council, Intellectual Property Committee, Review Quality Control Subcommittee, Committee Member Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From August 2017 to June 2020 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Industrial Structure Council, Intellectual Property Committee, Unfair Competition Prevention Subcommittee, Committee Member Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From January 2017 to January 2018 Cabinet Office Consortium promoting intellectual property creation education, review committee, Committee Member General Manager Office of Group Executive, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Tatsuya Kinoshita
From July 2018 Cabinet Office Consortium promoting intellectual property creation education, review committee, Committee Member Senior General Manager Intellectual Property Technology Center 1, Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Osamu Iketa
From September 2019 Japan Patent Office Industrial Structure Council, Intellectual Property Committee, Patent System Subcommittee, Committee Member Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From March 2021 to March 2022 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Study Group on Licensing Environment of Standard Essential Patents, Observer Managing Executive Officer, Group Executive Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ Kenichi Nagasawa
From November 2021 Cabinet Secretariat CNATIONAL SECURITY SECRETARIAT Panel on Economic Security Legislation, Committee Member Head of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ, Managing Executive Officer, Canon Inc. Kenichi Nagasawa
From December 2021 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Industrial Structure Council, Intellectual Property Committee, Unfair Competition Prevention Subcommittee, Committee Member General Manager Intellectual Property External Affairs Div. 3 Corporate Intellectual Property and Legal Headquarters Masanori Hasegawa
From April 2022 to June 2022 Japan Patent Office Japan Patent Office Policy Promotion Council Head of Corporate Intellectual Property & Legal HQ, Managing Executive Officer, Canon Inc. Kenichi Nagasawa