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.