It’s uncertain how to protect intellectual property and the legal framework is flawed
Our task, on the one hand, is to protect [intellectual property] and, on the other hand, to protect it so that we can continue to attract partners with sufficient flexibility [...] or, on the contrary, enter new markets where perhaps there will be other ways to monetize these IP rights — Alexey Vashkevich, Director for Technology Development, Gazprom Neft; Chief Executive Officer, Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Center (Gazpromneft STC LLC).
Innovative businesses and even innovative industries are such that regulation usually does not keep pace with us. And I’m not saying this is a good thing or a bad thing. This is a certain fact. Today, in many panels that preceded this discussion, it was often emphasized that sometimes being overregulated is, strictly speaking, not always good. But there is one area in legal regulation where the lack of regulation or the lack of harmonization of this regulation is strictly bad. And this is the area that helps to determine the treatment of property rights, the limits of protection of this right, and how you can dispose of certain intellectual property — Julia Popelysheva, Deputy General Director for Legal Affairs, Yandex.
Regulation of intellectual property is definitely important, of course, but it nevertheless remains secondary with respect to the business models and the methods of commercialization that a particular company chooses for itself — Igor Drozdov, Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation.