2nd research to practice workshop on intellectual property has been held in Moscow for employees of Transneft and its subsidiaries. The workshop was organised by an intellectual property management section within the Directorate of Innovative Development and Research and Development Activities of Transneft in cooperation with the Pipeline Transport Institute (PTI). The date of the seminar was timed to coincide with the World Intellectual Property Day, which is celebrated annually on April 26.
Dmitry Neganov, Director of PTI’s Centre for Steel and Welding and Strength Calculations, opened the workshop. He stressed that, in accordance with Transneft’s decision, the Institute had assumed functions of Information and Analytical Centre for Intellectual Property in 2018. Dmitry Neganov also mentioned that in early 2018, the Institute had already successfully conducted a series of training events on topical issues of intellectual property thanks to the agreement between the Pipeline Transport Institute and the Federal Institute of Industrial Property, which had been signed in 2017.
Alexander Sukonkin, Deputy Director of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property, made a welcome speech. He spoke about the main trends in the field of legal protection in Russia and described various aspects of activities as well as promising areas of development of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).
Leading experts in intellectual property (representatives of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property and the Federal Institute of Industrial Property as well as Russian patent attorneys) also made their presentations.
Parviz Emomov, an employee of the representative office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Russia, participated in the workshop for the first time. He spoke about the main areas of cooperation between the Russian Federation and WIPO in the sphere of intellectual property.
The participants of the plenary session discussed new trends related to intellectual property management using digital technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence. They also discussed problematic issues of Internet law, as well as prospects for the use of technology brokering. In addition, the participants listened to presentations on the issues of legal protection and use of intellectual property. They also had the opportunity to ask about the practical steps during a Q&A session.