Faculty of Law, Kyushu University

Research Interests

  • The fundamental elucidation of the intellectual property law system in the context of social network analysis
  • Identifying the function of media in cultural diversification
  • The function of intellectual property rights in promoting diffusion of technologies
  • Medical Science and Intellectual Property
  • Protection of intellectual property license and security on intellectual property rights in the context of bankruptcy and cross-border transaction

Subject Areas for Supervising Written Work

  • Intellectual Property
  • Finance and/or securities and Intellectual Property
  • Medical Science and/or Healthcare Policy and the Law


  • LLB – The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law, 1985


  • 1987-1990 Nishimura and Sanada
  • 1990-1993 TMI Associates
  • 1993-1994 Visiting scholar, Arizona State University, Law School
  • 1994-1996 Dohke and Teramoto
  • 1996-2000 Teramoto and Partners
  • 2000- Nishimura and Asahi
  • 2007-2010 Professor, The University of Tokyo Law School
  • 2010- Professor, Kyushu University Faculty of Law

Representative Publications

  • Shinto Teramoto, Copyrightability and Scope of Protection for Works of Utilitarian Nature Under Japanese Law, Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, IIC, No. 1, pp. 51-74, 1997.  Available at QIR: https://qir.kyushu-u.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2324/21659.
  • Shinto Teramoto, Chiteki Zaisanken Shintaku no Kaiho (Solutions Utilizing Trust of Intellectual Property Rights), Koubundou, 2007.
  • Shinto Teramoto, Protect Network Neutrality Against Intellectual Property Rights – a legal and social network perspective, International Proceedings of Economics Development and Research, Vol. 42, pp. 7-11, 2012.  Available at QIR: https://qir.kyushu-u.ac.jp/dspace/handle/2324/22334.