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Intellectual property activities

Fundamental policy


Tokyo Gas has established the following two basic policies regarding intellectual property activities in order to smoothly perform the business operations of Tokyo Gas Group without infringing on other intellectual property rights.
 
1.Acquisition and effective utilization of intellectual property rights

Tokyo Gas aims to acquire and utilize intellectual property rights for expanding its business activities. More specifically, we obtain intellectual property rights based on our technology development for our business in the future. And we also make maximum use of our intellectual property rights while taking into consideration alliances with external partners so that we can provide the best possible services and products to our customers.
 

2.Reinforcement of intellectual property risk management

Tokyo Gas prevents from infringing rights by other parties and conducts risk management of intellectual property to avoid the risk of lawsuits. In addition, we operate a reward system to sufficiently secure rationality and transparency in employee inventions as required by the Patent Act.
 
  

Patent application results for the past three years

 
Technological field FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Stable city gas production 2 3 4
Safe and secure energy supplies 53 48 29
Comfortable housing and lifestyle - Residential Sector 35 28 20
Technology supporting town and a society - Commercial and industrial sectors 57 41 27
Challenge for the future society 40 39 46
Total 187 159 126
 
 
 

Patent registration results for the past three years

 
Technological field FY2013 FY2014 FY2015
Stable city gas production 6 1 2
Safe and secure energy supplies 48 31 24
Comfortable housing and lifestyle - Residential Sector 34 30 21
Technology supporting town and a society - Commercial and industrial sectors 23 27 16
Challenge for the future society 67 21 25
Total 178 110 88

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