|Degree||Ph. D. (Engineering), University of Tokyo|
|Specialty||Intellectual Property Policy, Science and Technology Policy|
|Current Research Interests||(1) Patent protection for life science: gene patents, research tool patents, stem cell patents, bioethical viewpoints, etc.|
(2) Social and economic impact of public research.
(3) Distribution scheme of intellectual property from academia.
(4) Human resources for intellectual property management in academia.
- Professional Career
1998 Ph.D. (Engineering), University of Tokyo
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
1999–2001 Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo
2001– Associate Professor, GRIPS
- Selected publications
Hiromi Saito and Koichi Sumikura “An Empirical Analysis on Absorptive Capacity Based on Linkage with Academia,” International Journal of Innovation Management, 14, 491-509 (2010).
Koichi Sumikura “The Issues Surrounding Patent Protection for Human-Embryonic Stem Cells and Therapeutic Cloning in Japan,” Joseph Straus, Peter Ganea and Yu-Cheol Shin (eds.) Patentshutz und Stammzell-forschung, Internationale und rechtsvergleichende Aspekte, 111-121, Springer, (2009).
Koichi Sumikura “Intellectual property rights policy for gene-related inventions – toward optimum balance between public and private ownership,” David Castle (ed.) THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, 73-97, Edward Elgar, (2009).
Itsuki Shimbo, Yoko Ito and Koichi Sumikura “Patent protection and access to genetic resources,” Nature Biotechnology, 26, 645-647 (2008).
Itsuki Shimbo, Andrew Cobden and Koichi Sumikura "The patentability of medicinal inventions related to personalized medicine in Japan," Nature Biotechnology, 23, 1367-1369 (2005).
Itsuki Shimbo, Rie Nakajima, Shigeyuki Yokoyama and Koichi Sumikura “Patent Protection for Protein Structure Analysis,” Nature Biotechnology, 22, 109-112 (2004).
Koichi Sumikura, “The Issues Surrounding Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing of Them,” JOURNAL OF JAPANESE SCIENTISTS, 45, 552-557 (2010).
Koichi Sumikura, “What is Occurring Now in Universities? –Function of Patent and Industry-Academia Cooperation,” KAGAKU, 78, 1006-1012 (2008).
Koichi Sumikura, “Prospects for Licensing Database in Life Science –Based on CSTP Guideline,” CHIZAI PRISM, 6(63), 9-18 (2007).
Koichi Sumikura, “Current Situation and Issues on Material transfer Agreement (MTA),” CHIZAI PRISM, 6(61), 104-110 (2007).
Koichi Sumikura, “Utilization of Patent Pool in Advanced Science and Technology,” BIO INDUSTRY, 20(2)42-52 & 20(3)55-62 (2003).
Koichi Sumikura, “ ‘Conical’ Talent Able to Identify Intellectual Property that Will Reshape Japan’s Future –How Should Universities Approach Intellectual Property?” ILLUME, 30, 4-21 (2003).
Koichi Sumikura, “Training of Technology Licensing Specialists: From Survey of Academic Backgrounds in TLOs of US Universities,” The Journal of Science Policy and Research Management, 18, 14-21 (2003).
(Books in Japanese)
Sumikura, K. & Takeda, H. (eds.) (2011), Patent Strategy on Stem Cells, JIII.
Sumikura, K. (eds.) (2008), Intellectual Property Policy and Management, Hakuto-shobo.
Sumikura, K. (eds.) (2007), 88 Viewpoints on Intellectual Property, Zeimu Keiri Kyokai.
Okazaki, Y. & Sumikura, K. (eds.) (2007), How to write your Laboratory Notebook, Yodosha.
Nagata, A. & Sumikura, K. (eds.) (2005), Intellectual Property and Management of Technology, Maruzen.
Sumikura, K. (2003), Lecture on Biotech Patenting for Bio-scientists, Yodosha.
Watanabe, T. & Sumikura, K. (2002), TLO and Licensing Associates, BKC.
Aita, Y., Hirashima, R. & Sumikura, K. (2001), Intellectual Property Rights and Advanced Science and Technology, JIII.
TEPIA Intellectual Property Academic Promotion Award, 2008.
Microsoft Intellectual Property Research Award, 2004.
Nikkei BP’s BizTech Publication Award, 2002.
- Social contributions
Member, Subcomittee of "Research Infrastructure," Committee of Life Science, MEXT (2001).
Member, Committee of "Management of Research Results," MEXT (2001-2002).
Member, Working Group on Intellectual Property, MEXT (2002).
Team Leader, Development of Training Methods for Bio-IP Specialists, Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology (2003).
Member, Working Group and Project Team under Expert Panel on Management of Intellectual Properties, Council for Science and Technology Policy (2005-2006).
Visiting Researcher, Research Bureau of the House of representatives (2006-present).
Technical Advisor in Intellectual Property Lawsuits (2008-present).
Adjunct Associate Member, Science Council of Japan (2009-2010).
- Other notable activities
Board Member, The Japan Society for Science Policy and Research Management (2000-present).
Board Member, Intellectual Property Association of Japan (2002-present).
Secretariat, Professional Committee of Law and Technology, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008-present).
Founder and Chairperson, Society for Management of Intellectual Properties (Smips) (2000-present).
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