Iran has climbed 2 spots and has been ranked 60th by the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 rankings.
According to some recent allegations, the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available in the United States (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) are toxic! According to these accusations, these vaccines have used graphene oxide on their lipid nanoparticles (which assist transport the mRNA within the body)! This is even though graphene oxide is not allowed based on either the FDA or CDC list.
The proportion of female to male inventors in Iran is 24%. Despite this ratio is far from the desired value (50%), but it is higher than the global average!
The origin of Covid 19 is still a mystery. Although WHO investigators had previously claimed no live bats were being kept by the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), However, this argued lab, was seemingly awarded patents at the center of COVID-19 pandemic for cages to keep bats for testing.
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.