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Shinto Teramoto Last modified date:2018.03.14

Graduate School

Academic Degree
Bacheler of Law
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
Study social network analysis of intellectual property law system, while teaching intellectual property laws.
Research Interests
  • My research is principally focused on observing the diffusion of information and/or the sharing of resources in society (mostly empirically, but incorporating quantitative research where possible); describing them by means of simple social network models; and designing a legal system to nudge business to promote diffusion of information and/or sharing of resources.
    keyword : Social Network, Intellectual Property Law,Diffusion of Inromation, Sharing of Resources
Current and Past Project
  • Actualize Energetic Life by Creating Brain Information Industries
    2014.12~2017.9 Program Manager Yoshinori Yamakawa
    Japan Science and Technology Agency

    Almost all of the unresolved social challenges that we face today are associated with neurological and psychological issues. These include the need for information technologies that can communicate user’s feelings in an information society, acquisition of professional expertise needed in a service economy, the prevention of a decline in brain functions in a rapidly aging society and so on. Needed are innovative efforts to use neuroscience to link the visualization of brain information and research into control technologies to the resolution of social issues. This program will make service models for brain information in the three sectors of health, education and information science publicly available. The construction of an innovation ecosystem through the creation of a brain information infrastructure will create the world’s first brain information industries and achieve energetic lifestyles.
Academic Activities
1. Teramoto, Shinto, Protection of Patent License against Subsequent Patent Holder in Japan, The University of Tokyo Law Review, Vol.3, pp.191-213 (2008), 2008.08.
1. Teramoto, Shinto, Simulating the impact of intellectual property rights on the innovation process, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Innovation and Management, 1099-1107, 2014.11, [URL].
2. 寺本振透, Protect Network Neutrality against Intellectual Property Rights - a legal and social network perspective, 2012 International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Society (Jeju Island, South Korea)/International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, vol. 42, pp. 7-11, 2012.06.
3. Shinto Teramoto, Copyrightability and Scope of Protection for Works of Utilitarian Nature Under Japanese Law, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright, and Competition Law; International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (IIC), Vol. 28, No. 1, pp.51-74, 1997.01.
1. Teramoto, Shinto, Adjusting the strength of intellectual property rights to allow healthy competition,Istanbul, World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2015.05, The legal protection of a technology by means of patents and other intellectual property rights (“IPRs”) gives the right holder the power to exclude its competitors in the market where the products and/or services embodying such technology are diffused. Each supplier in the market faces the uncertainty of whether it can survive the competition. However, IPRs are likely to encourage the right holder to enter the market and become the forerunner, by alleviating such right holder’s uncertainty. It is likely that some of the followers, including local entrepreneurs in developing countries, may improve the forerunner’s technology and implement such improvements in better products or services. However, it is also probable that the IPRs of the forerunner will inhibit the further advancement of technologies and products or services, by obstructing the activities of the innovative followers in the market. The author assesses the degree of negative impact of the forerunner’s IPRs that inhibit any healthy competition between the forerunner and the followers by using a simple network model, which comprises of consumers and competing suppliers. Moreover, based on the analysis using the said network model, the author discusses how we can design an intellectual property
law scheme that can restrict the disadvantages caused by IPRs, while maintaining their advantage in encouraging entrepreneurs to enter the market. By means of a discussion using a network model that represents the specific aspects of the market, the author tries to assess the pros and cons of IPRs, especially in the markets of developing countries. The discussion suggests that the strength of IPRs should be adjusted to allow healthy competition between the forerunner and followers in order to give a reasonable degree of benefit to consumers..
2. Teramoto, Shinto, HOW THE LEGAL SYSTEM BENEFITS FROM SOCIAL SCIENCE, ICSSH 2015 : 2015 4th International Conference on Social Science and Humanity , 2015.04.
3. Teramoto, Shinto, Who is best able to diffuse innovation: Government, Academia, Industry, or the Inventor?, The 9th Annual Kyushu University Law Conference "Understanding Regulatory Choice and New Economic Zones", 2015.01, [URL].
4. Teramoto, Shinto, "Legal Regime and Practice of IP Security Rights in Japan", UNCITRAL - FSC - Dankook Univ. Joint Conference Challenges of Technology Finance for a Creative Economy - Practical Issues on Security Rights in Intellectual Property -, 2014.11.
5. Teramoto, Shinto, Simulating the impact of intellectual property rights on the innovation process, 11th International Conference on Innovation and Management, Vaasa, Finland, 2014.11.
6. Teramoto, Shinto, The Current Development of the Japanese e-Government Platform, 2014 International Cyber Law Seminar on Trustworthiness of The National e-ID in Accessing e-Public Services and Supporting e-Commerce, 2014.03.
7. 寺本 振透, What Makes Medical Records Safe in the Cloud?, 2014 Annual Kyushu University Law Conference: Social Capital, Networks, Law, 2014.02.
8. 寺本 振透, Assessing the Role of Intellectual Property Laws from a Social Network Perspective, ARS '13 International Workshop "Networks in space and time: Models, Data collection and Applications", 2013.06.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese American Society For Legal Studies
  • Japan Law and Economics Association
  • Intellectual Property Association of Japan
  • International Network for Special Network Analysis
  • Japan Association of Private Law
  • Japan Association of the Law of Trust
  • Japan Association of Industrial Property Law
  • The Copyright Law Association of Japan