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Making Use of Intellectual Property

Taiyo Nippon Sanso strives to make use of intellectual property, recognizing it as essential to supporting the competitiveness of its businesses.

Policy on the Use of Intellectual Property

We actively promote the strategic acquisition, maintenance and application of intellectual property with the aim of ensuring a competitive advantage and contributing to profitability. In addition to respecting the intellectual property rights of third parties, in line with our philosophy of legal and regulatory compliance, we take appropriate measures to protect our intellectual property rights against infringement.

System of Compensation for Inventions

We have established a variety of systems to effectively manage intellectual property, centered on our Rules for Managing Intellectual Property. One of these is a system of compensation for inventions whereby employees devising inventions in the course of performing their jobs are eligible to receive incentives when a patent application is filed, when the patent is registered and when the patent contributes to income. In recent years, approximately 200 such incentives have been paid.

Number of Patents Registered in Japan (Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation)
Number of Patents Registered in Japan (Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation)
Number of Patents Held Worldwide

Number of Patents Held Worldwide

Note: Number of patents obtained by Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation as of December 31

Breakdown of Patent Portfolio in Japan by Business
Breakdown of Patent Portfolio in Japan by Business