2018 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 2_41-2_48
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of the Japanese Bayh-Dole system in the R&D projects for which the METI provides funds. The state of utilization of patents obtained under the system have been compared with that of government-owned patents, which are exempted from the application of the system. The results show the rate of utilized patents obtained under the system is higher than that of utilized government-owned patents. In conclusion, the system in the METI's R&D projects works as efficiently as initially expected.