Just as there are companies with wastefully dormant patents, there are also companies that would be interested in using these same patents. What then can be done to encourage the more efficient use of Japan patent stock? Because patents are assets representing intellectual property rights, it is only natural that there should be a market where would-be buyers and would-be sellers could come together. Yet there are many people in Japan who have obtained patents, not to use them, but to keep other people from using the technology. In fact, 41% of all Japanese patents fall into this defensive not going to use it but neither is anyone else category. Yet given that the crux of good management is to use the company assets and other resources most efficiently, there is an emerging need to use patents more efficiently. Japan also needs more start-up venture firms. In fact, this issue of encouraging greater industrial activity to revitalize the economy is one of the main issues facing Japan today. It has been estimated that Japan needs about 100,000 new com- panies.
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