A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 162 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Intellectual Property as a Driver of Development for Individuals, Corporations, Regions and Nations
4 September 2021
10:00—11:30
KEY CONCLUSIONS
All the conditions necessary for developing invention-related activities have been created in Russia, although in recent years this area has witnessed a certain amount of stagnation

In recent years, we have entered a period of stagnation in applications for inventions. [...] The decline hasn’t been a sharp one, but neither has there been any growth — Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

All the necessary conditions have been created in Russia. [...] Our school of invention is enormous; we understand how to invent; we are capable of inventing, and we could surprise the world. The subsequent promotion of these inventions, their introduction to the global market and correct positioning therein is another matter, and in this respect there are still things we could learn from our foreign colleagues, without forgetting that our intellectual property market is even younger — Anton Ishenko, Chairman, Central Council of the All-Russian Society of Inventors and Rationalizers.

Start-ups need patents to protect their ideas

If you are a start-up and are just entering the market, naturally you don’t want your product being used by your competitors. If you have a quality patent, you can prevent your competitors from using your technology and bring a competitive product to market — Daren Tang, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization.

ISSUES
Intellectual property owners can find it difficult to understand the mechanisms for protecting intellectual property

When creating a national intellectual property system, an ecosystem, we talk about needing to fast track it. [...] We have been saying for several years that the department must be empowered to support inventors — Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

I want my colleagues, those who produce some kind of intellectual property, especially films, scripts, or video clips to have a simple pattern to follow. [...] Say I wrote or filmed something – where I should go now? What should I do to get big money from my work in the future? — Andrey Bogatyryov, Film Director, Screenwriter, Composer.

SOLUTIONS
The state and specialized organizations need to support intellectual property owners and simplify bureaucratic processes for them

Now, when the pandemic has begun to give rise to frontal strategies, the country’s leading economists have all of a sudden taken these frontal strategies [...] and unambiguously tasked the government with creating a fast-track system, a patent-pool system to anticipate the identification of an invention and its introduction into production — Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

Incentives from the state, including tax incentives for the intellectual property ecosystem, are a very strong regulator. [...] We are in possession of a number of tax incentives [...], and these measures need to be implemented selectively — Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).

Specialized organizations can defend the interests of individual inventors in court

There are a number of serious firms, such as ours, and many other large firms in America, that would be willing to take up your case, to take a major company to court without charging you a dime. [...] Can individual inventors take large companies to court? The answer is absolutely, unequivocally, yes — Daren Tang, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization.

The development of patent analytics is capable of creating an ecosystem and optimizing work with intellectual property

It is vital that we develop a patent analytics system […] The ability to acquire global patent information is a necessary condition of the ecosystem, and this information must be super accessible […] We need to have state-of-the-art information systems for this ecosystem to work successfully — Grigory Ivliev, Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent).