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New JPO Mission, Vision and Values Announced

June 15, 2021

The Japan Patent Office (JPO) updated its Mission, Vision and Values (MVV) in June 2021. In line with this MVV, it will make every effort to promote innovation in order to achieve a society in which ideas are respected and each individual is encouraged to ignite creativity.

1. Background

The JPO has updated its Mission, Vision and Values (MVV) in order to flexibly respond to the rapidly and significantly changing social situation and environment surrounding intellectual property, and ensure that its administration of intellectual property always meets the needs of the times.
The MVV is a banner to lead JPO staff in the same direction, and to encourage them to share the same goals with everyone involved in intellectual property and cooperate in achieving them.
Based on the updated MVV, the JPO will make every effort to promote innovation in order to achieve a society in which ideas are respected and each individual is encouraged to ignite creativity.

2. New Mission, Vision and Values (MVV)

Mission (Mission, purpose, raison d'être)

To achieve a society in which ideas are respected and each individual is encouraged to ignite creativity.

<Vision> (What the organization will do for the Mission)

To promote innovation (*2) through enhancement of IP rights by co-creating an IP ecosystem (*1) in which ideas exploring the future can be developed to generate new values.

<Values> (What guidelines the staff will follow in the action they take and judgments they make for the Vision)

<Statement>

We believe the following:
Innovative ideas for exploring the best possible future start with each person's passion to do something useful and valuable, which will itself lead to a truly prosperous future.

We will do the following:
Closely support innovative ideas;
Combine state-of-the-art technologies with professional knowledge and experiences that we have accumulated and refined through the years; and
Co-create an IP ecosystem (*1), in which ideas exploring the future can be developed to generate new values, with all stakeholders involved in IP.

We are committed to promoting innovation (*2) in order to achieve a society in which each individual is encouraged to enhance creativity to deal with various challenges, from improving the quality of life to solving social issues.

*1 IP ecosystem refers to the so-called ecology of IP, which also includes the concept of IP cycle, i.e., a positive cycle of development to create, protect, and make strategic use of IP. Specifically, this indicates a system, in which based on IP being created under the IP cycle, people have a positive impact upon each other and upon the society in order to autonomously establish new ideas and values.
 
*2 The word "innovation" is not limited to technological matters.  Rather, it has a broad meaning that includes the development of new business models and social systems.

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