Intellectual property underpins a wide range of business activities
Underpinning its broad range of business activities, DNP’s intellectual property is essential for differentiating DNP from its competitors. Because the relative level of its intellectual property has a substantial impact on the competitiveness of its businesses, DNP has set up a formidable organization—including a staff of patent attorneys—for developing intellectual property and acquiring patents for new innovations. The number of patent applications we file annually places us at the forefront of Japanese corporations.
Overview of intellectual property-related activities
A foundation for business activities
"In connection with our business objectives, we have devised strategies for securing patent rights to produce intellectual assets that greatly benefit our businesses.
We are giving our businesses a competitive edge by bolstering up patent portfolio and utilizing patent rights we have acquired to lay a solid foundation for our business activities going forward."
Intellectual property-related training and education
"We offer all of our employees training programs on intellectual property tailored to their occupational level, fostering a corporate culture that complies with relevant laws and regulations while respecting DNP's intellectual property rights, as well as those of other corporations.
Highly specialized training is also provided to members of planning and development departments that frequently handle intellectual property."
Cooperation with customers and business organizations
"When presenting planning and project proposals to customers, we take into account all aspects of intellectual property laws, including copyrights, trademarks, premiums and representations to help them consider relevant legal implications.
We contribute to improving industry standards through employees serving as members of different intellectual property-related organizations, including the Japan Intellectual Property Association and the Japan Federation of Printing Industries, where they actively make proposals."
Number of patent rights held in Japan
Departments organized to handle intellectual property
To proactively support a broad range of its business activities, we have established an integrated organization comprised of departments that facilitate the intellectual property activities of each business unit, alongside departments that handle intellectual property-related contracts and legal support.