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Toyota and Canon among companies freeing patents to fight virus

Hundreds of thousands are expected to be released to develop new treatments

About 20 Japanese companies will cooperate to release hundreds of thousands of patents to develop new treatments for the coronavirus. (Nikkei Montage/Source photo by Reuters)

TOKYO -- About 20 Japanese companies, including Toyota Motor and Canon, will release patents and other intellectual property held in Japan and overseas for free to help fight the new coronavirus, Nikkei has learned.

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