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Comment: Japan seeks to balance national security, needs of industry in devising secret-patent system

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 24 Aug 2023 02:12
  • 24 Aug 2023 02:12
Japan is about to graduate from its position as the only nation in the Group of Seven that doesn’t have a system to keep sensitive inventions undisclosed for national-security reasons. The government is drafting implementation rules for its new secret-patent system to be introduced next year and is striving to balance

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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