The Administrative Regulation of Technology Induction Contracts in Japan

Thatcher, K. Blake | January 1, 1987

The purpose of this Comment is to investigate the current effect of both the FECL and the AML on TICs.’6 It begins with a historical analysis of past applications of these laws to TICs. It then discusses the current terms of the AML and the FECL, the government’s application of these terms to TICs, and the effect of this application on the formation of TICs. This Comment concludes that, although the means of regulation has changed and there has been some liberalization, the FECL and the AML continue to create substantial prejudicial effects for the interests of foreign parties to TICs in Japan, especially in the case of cross-licensing agreements for certain types of technology.