Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Skolkovo sponsors forum on intellectual property laws

Last week, Skolkovo sponsored a two-day forum on intellectual property laws as they relate to private business and scientific universities.

Presenting at the forum were representatives from the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Service for Intellectual Property.

The focus of the seminar was to help create a "culture of consolidation, orders and commercialization of intellectual property created by universities and other scientific and educational organizations," according to Russian Deputy Minister of Education and Science Alexander Povalko.

The forum was attended by representatives from universities across all regions of Russia, as well as 80 invited students. During the vent, talks were given by Boris Simonov, the head of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property; Igor Drozodov, the senior vice president of legal and administrative affairs for Skolkovo; and Michal Svatner, the director of developing countries for the World Intellectual Property Organization.

"Especially valuable is that frank discussion happened," Drozdov said. "Russian colleagues from the universities as their shared successes and failures encountered. The participants agreed that the success of the commercialization of intellectual property is possible only when the members of research organizations themselves to believe that IP is really a valuable asset that can generate income. yet this faith and this understanding, regulatory measures will not make much difference."