Patent Value Appraisal Model in the Corporate Strategy: Case Studies in Science TQM - 4
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This paper proposes “TJS-PVAM” (Total Job Quality Management System-Patent Value
Appraisal Model) that contributes to corporate strategy by utilizing “Science TQM”. Improvement of
“patent value” signifies engineers’ value creation at work (invention). The author established a “high
performance business model” which raises patent quality. This model consists of several elements each
for “inventive technique” and “patent right” in order to explain the indispensable elements of inventive
technique and patent right for a strategic patent, and verified the validity of the model at major
enterprises such as Toyota. Furthermore, standardization has been carried out in order to spread the
effectiveness of TJS-PVAM, and “A-PPM” (Amasaka’s Laboratory Patent Performance Model) has
been created and its effectiveness investigated through trial application at major enterprises.
Science TQM, high performance business model, patent quality, TJS-PVAM, A-PPM.
Aoyama Gakuin University, School of Science and Engineering, Japan