As the death toll from the coronavirus reaches nearly 2.1 million, countries around the world are competing to vaccinate their populations. However, rising demand and limited supply led them to look for ways to fast pursue this urgent call to action. As a result, many countries have gone to the World Health Organization (WHO)` requesting to temporarily suspend intellectual property (IP) rules related to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.
The country where grants patents should take into consideration the public interests of the country. The local working requirement would be an essential provision if national patent laws that assert the patent holder to practice that patent in the country it has been granted. This could routines the good and bad uses of patents.
The use of artificial intelligence is growing and so are its legal issues. AI is currently use as a tool in hands of a human and assist him to invent. But what would be a situation where the AI plays a more central role? In what extent is it no possible to identify a human inventor?
The latest global innovation index (GII) report has shown Iran’s continuous improvement in the science production and creative outputs sections. In this report iran has excellent position in filing national IP assets and this emphasis that the importance of intellectual property has been known for the society.
National Intellectual Property Training Center (IPTC) of Iran Ministry of Justice, is known as one of the most impactful Iranian training centers that have gained significant achievement in enhancing intellectual-property infrastructure throughout the country since the year it has started its formal training activities (2017). In the following interview with Dr. Mohammad Hussein Erfanmanesh, Director of Iranian IPTC, we talked about the history, objectives, and current programs and future plans of IPTC.
Over the past decades, China has established a serious resolve to enforce an effective IP rights regime and to bring the system in line with other developed countries' systems. Less than 40 years ago, the concept of IP rights was unheard of in China, but nowadays China has become the world's top patent filer, surpassing the US! Questions rais here: how did China achieve such as miraculous growth rate? what are the secrets behind China's success? In this paper, we try to explore possible answers to the above questions.
The long-term lifespan of many IP assets results in returning investment and supports the importance of having a well-documented strategy to create, record, protect, and exploit the IP assets. In this article, after defining the IP strategy and its importance, the factors that should be considered for developing an IP strategy, are described.
In the current COVID-19 situation, many researchers and pharmaceutical companies are rushing to find both treatment and vaccines. The pandemic is still continuing and the financial uncertainty related to Covid-19 will undoubtedly impact the business's choices and prioritizes. Intellectual Property may be an estimated low priority at this moment where businesses will face many other challenges, but there must be a balance between IP rights and public access and interest.
The COVID-19 outbreak raises many questions relating to the patent system: How to deal with patent barriers to the production and provision of low-priced treatments? How would be the effects of compulsory licensing to make the patent available for the public?
One of the key pieces of equipment getting a lot of attention these days Is ventilator. As the number of Covid-19 cases surges, worldwide governments and hospitals are demanding for more ventilators and facing a dearth of supplies.