The remuneration of employee inventions in Japan has been quite low over the past years. The Tokyo District court decision discussed in this article triggered a long, intensive discussion and numerous further court cases which resulted in an essentially confirming decision of the Supreme Court of Japan and a major amendment of Art. 35 of the Japanese Patent Law which governs employee inventions. The article provides a complete translation of the decision and a detailed commentary.
Arbeitnehmererfinderrecht in Japan