Jointly owned patent rights
”Otherwise agree” of Patent act Article 73(2) is admitted.
＜Article 73(2)＞”Where a patent right is jointly owned, unless otherwise agreed upon by contract, each of the joint owners of the patent right may work the patented invention without the consent of the other joint owner(s).”
*”Otherwise agree” of Patent act Article 73(2) is admitted.
The joint owner won.
<Writer: Hideki Takaishi (Attorney-at-law licensed in Japan and California)>