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Hush money: Japan to pay companies to keep sensitive patents secret

Equipment for core infrastructure also screened under economic security law

Fuel rods loaded into a reactor in Japan: Patents related to nuclear technology, such as uranium enrichment, will be subject to review under new legislation.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will introduce legislation to keep patents with potential military applications secret, compensating companies and applicants for forgone licensing income, Nikkei has learned.

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