Protection and Utilization of Intellectual Property

During product development, we confirm other companies' intellectual property raights, such as patents. When conducting external lectures or submitting articles to industry magazines, we ensure the use ofthird-party copyrights, among other activities. Furthermore, we actively protect intellectual property generated through research and development with patents and actively utilize them in our own products. As of April 1, 2023, we hold 2,180 patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property raights in Japan and internationally.

Breakdown of number of owned IP rights by country (as of April 1, 2023)