2020.03.19 Release

ExaWizards wins the Grand Prix at IP BASE AWARD, an award ceremony which recognizes the achievements of the best players in the fields of startups and intellectual property – Receipt of an award in the Startup Category, with more than 30 patent applications and more than 20 trademark registration applications submitted in fiscal year 2019 –

ExaWizards Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Ko Ishiyama; hereinafter, “ExaWizards”) won the Grand Prix in the Startup Category at IP BASE AWARD, an award ceremony which recognizes the achievements of the best players in the fields of startups and intellectual property. This award ceremony is hosted by the intellectual property community portal site IP BASE, which is administered by the Japan Patent Office.



 Reasons for receipt of the award

ExaWizards is also taking a robust stance to intellectual property as it achieves rapid growth based on the rapid spread of AI technologies. It was recognized for its overall efforts within the company enabling strategic intellectual property acquisition. For example, under a system whose membership includes a patent attorney and two lawyers, as an organization, the company has put in place a bonus scheme, holds internal study groups on intellectual property, and has employees in charge intellectual property gather intellectual property information. In addition, employees in charge intellectual property evaluate the patentability of ideas, while directors in charge of technologies assess the viability of these ideas.

 IP BASE AWARD

[Overview]
An award ceremony hosted by the intellectual property community portal site IP BASE, which is administered by the Japan Patent Office. IP BASE brings together the latest information that startups need to know, such as basic knowledge related to intellectual property strategies, support measures, and events. With different categories including the Startup Category, Intellectual Property Expert Category and Ecosystem Category, this award ceremony covers all aspects of intellectual property, recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations from such perspectives as ambition, spirit of innovation, and degree of recognition. The recipients of awards in each category are chosen by a panel of judges from among award candidates (both those who put themselves forward and those recommended by others) chosen through a questionnaire survey among IP BASE users.

[Panel of judges]
– Masahiro Samejima, patent attorney and managing partner, Uchida & Samejima Law Firm (chairman)
– Shiro Ataka, representative patent attorney and chartered accountant, IPTech patent professional corporation
– Kotaro Chiba, founder and managing partner, Drone Fund
– Mitsunori Minamino, representative director and CEO, FiNC Technologies Inc.

[IP BASE, the portal site for startup and intellectual property strategies administered by the Japan Patent Office.]
https://ipbase.go.jp/

[About ExaWizards Inc.]
Sticking to our mission: Solving social issues through Artificial Intelligence for future generations, we develop and commercialize AI products in a wide range of areas from caregiving, medical care, and human resource management to robotics and finance. Our members represent a kaleidoscopic variety of talent, including not only AI engineers but also software and hardware engineers, strategy consultants, UI/UX designers, as well as subject matter experts, researchers, and policy experts specializing in caregiving and other fields. Based in Japan, a super-aging society, ExaWizards, engages in product development with a thorough understanding of the front-line needs and issues in each field, while expanding globally through business development initiatives at overseas bases.
Website: https://exawizards.com/en/