Patent Cybermarket is to use electronic networking, computer networking, and other cybertechnology to create an e-market for patents. Patent information is technical information, and it should be possible to make it widely available over ordinary information networks. The Internet should make it easy for people who want to sell or license patent rights to post information about the technology involved, and for people wanting to use the technology to respond with buy offers, again using the Internet. In effect, it should be possible to create a virtual market in patents. In this spirit, Japan Technomart has made its computer system available and called upon companies to post information about their patents. Happily, a large number of companies have responded and there is a strong listing on the site. Someone accessing the Japan Technomart Website can see the sell offers and the buy offers on the patents listed there. Because there is also a sophisticated search function, it is possible to locate what patents you might be interested in and simply to look at the buy and sell offers on these patents. Japan is slowly developing a patent market appropriate to the computer age, and it is hoped this will be widely used.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on June, 2014