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Lixil: Japan on right path to help patentees

Karry Lai, Hong Kong

Masaki Kataoka, head of IP at the Japanese housing equipment and building materials company, is optimistic about how the Japan Patent Office can help companies increase IP value

Managing an IP team of approximately 40 people in Japan along with regional IP counterparts in Germany, the US, China, Singapore and South Africa, Masaki Kataoka had his hands full when he joined Lixil in 2018. It was seven years after...

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