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Eying China, Japan looks to introduce secret patents for sensitive technology

By Toko Sekiguchi
  • 13 Aug 2020 05:01
  • 14 Aug 2020 00:26
Japan is discussing the introduction of secret patents to prevent the outflow of sensitive technology to countries that may threaten its national security.
Secret patents, or a system of keeping patents with national security importance undisclosed to the public, has been adopted in most industrialized economies. According to an influential

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Toko Sekiguchi

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo

Toko is a senior correspondent in Tokyo covering antitrust, anti-bribery & corruption, financial services and regulatory issues in Japan. Before joining MLex, she has worked as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones News, Bloomberg News and Time Magazine.

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