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Significance of Patents in Open InnovationParticularly Among SMEs and Small Enterprises


Vice chairman:Shunichi Takahashi

With the promotion of the 4th Industrial Revolution, in the currentbusiness situation where companies are now being forced to build businessmodels from "monodukuri (making things)" to "kotodukuri"(creating values and stories), the world is calling for the development ofbusinesses through open innovation that will realize new technology development,new product development, and service creation by utilizing outside technologiesand know-how.