ビジネス戦略に即したR&Dテーマの設定、発明の掘り起こしと特許権利化、国際標準化活動の戦略的活用など

  • R&D/研究開発

経験内容

- これまでに40件以上の特許出願を実施した他、その権利化プロセス(いわゆる中間処理)にも直接関与し、8割以上の特許査定を達成しました。
- 映像、IT関連のISO/IEC国際標準化活動において作業部会議長を務めるなと、主導的な役割を果たしてきました。
- ビジネス戦略、R&D戦略、知財戦略の三位一体運営に強い関心を持ち、その深い理解を得た他、その実現に向けた業務に深く関与してまいりました。
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氏名・職歴の開示について

氏名:(開示前)

metaFrontier.jp / President & Chief Consultant

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自己紹介

Yoshiaki Shibata was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, in 1965. After receiving a master’s degree in electronics from Osaka University, he joined Sony Corporation Research Center in 1991, starting his carrier as a researcher in the semiconductor field. In 1996, he moved to the Information Technology related R&D division where he was engaged in the video over Internet as well as the video compression related technology.
In 1998, he participated in the MPEG-7 standardization activity, where he was in charge of establishing the MPEG-7 metadata schema as the WG chair, worked also as a project editor for ISO/IEC 15938-5 and co-chair of the MPEG-7 Japan National Body.
Since 2001, Shibata has started working in the field of broadcast and professional audiovisual products, where initially he made significant contribution to the UMID specification update (SMPTE 330M/RP 205) as well as the EssenceMark(TM) development and their promotion. In 2002, he joined the XDCAM(TM)/Professional Disc development project, where he played a crucial role in the development of the metadata part of the products, resulted in applying for more than forty patents of metadata related technology, more than half of which have been already made granted.
Shibata’s broad experiences also include a visiting scientist at University of Illinois (1997-1998), the patent development and promotion task force chair at Sony Japan, and a business strategic planning staff at Sony Group Headquarter.
In the end of 2010, Shibata has left Sony Corporation to make a trial to be the Japan’s first freelance consultant for the media and metadata technology in the M&E industry. Then, following a one-year preparation period, he founded metaFrontier.jp, LLC in Jan. 2012.
Shibata is a member of SMPTE, AMWA, ITE and IPSJ.

職歴

  • metaFrontier.jp /President & Chief Consultant

    2011/1 在職中