1 October 2012PatentsKenji Sugimura and Rebecca Chen

An important market: software patenting in Japan

Software is one of the most innovative and fastest growing industries in the world, leading corporations to turn increasingly to patents to protect their soft ware-related inventions. Businesses have begun to leverage the value of soft ware-related patents, evidenced by the prolific mobile patent wars and the wave of multibillion dollar patent portfolio acquisitions.

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