Discoveries and Inventions That Anyone Can Make  2.5 Proving by yourself

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次話: Discoveries and Inventions That Anyone Can Make What are the head and limbs for? (1)

The better the content of inventions, discoveries, and original ideas, and the higher the profits, the more "inventors, discoverers" will appear.

Former Vice President Hiroyuki Mizuno of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. introduced the famous bifurcated socket in his lecture, and received a letter from one of the people who heard the lecture. He claimed that the "inventor" was his father. It is natural for some people to have similar ideas, inventions, and discoveries under similar circumstances and conditions.


2.5.1 No verbality

The important thing is how to embody and demonstrate the ideas, inventions, and discoveries, make experimental machines and prototypes, and patiently take actions to promote the embodied technologies and services. This stage is more time-consuming, money-consuming, and energy-intensive. Most of the others don't listen much to people who haven't cleared the difficult stages, even if they have similar ideas, inventions, and discoveries. You cannot be an inventor, or a discoverer with just talking.

Patents for ideas, inventions, and discoveries are first-to-file in many countries, but my idea is that if you can objectively prove that there was a specific product or service before filing, that should be prioritized. is. My idea is the invention first principle adopted in the United States.

Whether it's first-to-file or first-invention, I oppose that life and environment-related technologies and services are monopolized in the form of patents for an unnecessarily long period of time (though I think more than five years is too long). This is because monopolyism is likely to result in great losses to humankind and the world as a whole due to restrictions on others’ uses.

In line with this idea, I personally released the Setsuden-mushi (a profit-making device) technology for free before the expiration date. If it is worth being used, I hope that it will be widely used.

Some companies with sufficient ethical standards clearly said that there is an ethical problem for them to use free technologies for nothing without the permission of the inventors, even if they are released for free. They have promised me to make a commonsense payment in the name of know-hows or branding fees. I feel very grateful for this amid the times when unpaid plagiarism is rampant.

Let's take a look at the first-to-file and first-to-invention principles of intellectual ownership.

It is a way of thinking about who should be prioritized when applications with the same content are filed. In the first-to-file system, priority is given to those who applied first, which is adopted in most countries including Japan. On the other hand, it is the first invention principle that gives priority to the person who invented the patent first. The United States is the only developed country to have adopted the invention first principle, which sometimes causes problems. (In the United States, designs are also protected by patents). In the invention first system, it is necessary to determine who invented first, and the procedure for that is a conflict examination.

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