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Points of dispute of computer program works (Part 1)

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           I have widely and shallowly researched civil court’s decisions (decisions of infringement suits) about computer program works, as a task of Copyright Committee of the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association where I’m belonging.  Here, I will show secondary results of the task in several times.  Primary results of the task will be shown by the Japanese Patent Attorneys Association.  

              In this entry, I will show a result of a keywords analysis of the decisions about the computer program works. 

              Method of the analysis was comprised of a first step and a second step.  In the first step, plain text files of resent 80 decisions were prepared.  In the second step, I searched the keywords on the plain text files.  The second step was performed by using a personal computer (executing program with grep command-line).  The second step finished in a moment.  The performance of the personal computer is surprisingly high! 

              The result (a part of the result) of the analysis is shown in a table below.  Numeric in each cell shows number of keywords included in each of the decisions.  Each cell whose numeric is not less than 10, is marked with red.  The highest number was reached up to 160.  It can be understood that the highest number was appeared in “creativity” and the second highest number was appeared in “similarity”.  Further, I calculated a coefficient of correlation between the number of “creativity” and the number of “similarity”.  The number of “creativity” and the number of “similarity” were strongly correlated because the coefficient of correlation reached to 0.87. 

              According to the results, it can be said that:

  • the possibility that “creativity” and “similarity” will become a point of dispute is high,
  • the possibility that a combination of “creativity” and “similarity” will become the point of dispute is high,
                  in the infringement suits about the computer program works. 

              Now, I am about to close this entry.  And I will get further into contents of the decisions with focusing “creativity”, in the next entry. 


10th Anniversary

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Knowledge Partners celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2017.
Privately, it was a very fulfilling 10 years with environmental changes such as marriage and child rearing.
In the work relationship, there was a severe environmental change such as recession due to the subprime problem and a sharp decline in the number of patent applications, but I believe that we have managed the office relatively steadily until then. 
Management stability is a desire, but if you are satisfied with maintaining the status quo, it is not stable but stagnation. So I reviewed the ToDo list on this occasion which is the tenth anniversary. From this year I would like to act a little at a time.

Information dissemination to the outside

We renewed website. I will restart my blog. I want to prevent fade-out this time. Ideal to meet people who can respect them through websites and blogs.

Group study

Although I had an excuse that I was kept busy, I thought that study group of practitioners was extremely effective for self-improvement. I plan to invite participants by deciding the outline soon. I hope the participants will be gathered on a scale that allows meaningful discussion.

Visit Overseas Attorneys

I have visited overseas attorneies. The busy season of the industry ends in March, and the workload is relatively small in April and May, so even if it is planned to be absent for about one week I can do it without difficulty. It was a good opportunity to be aware of how Knowledge Partners would look from the outside. I want to go out on a regular business trip on a regular basis.

In the next decade, in order to continue to be the expected office for the next decade, I think that we will make an organization that can respond to change.


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