Russia will host International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property IPQuorum 2018

03.04.2018

Russia, Moscow, March 22, 2018 – On April 11-12, 2018 Kaliningrad will host 2018 edition of International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property IPQuorum: “Intellectual property – a new hero of the global market and digital economy. Strategies, trends, industries,” which will be held under the aegis of the Commission of the Russian Federation for the UNESCO and under support of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.

The organizers of 2018 edition of IPQuorum are the Russian Association IPChain (National Coordination Centre for Transaction Processing with rights and objects of intellectual property) and the Eurasian Confederation of Societies of Right Holders (ECSRH), the international non-governmental organization uniting leading national societies managing different categories of intellectual rights in the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, the CIS countries and the BRICSs.

The co-organizers of IPQuorum 2018 are the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the government of Kaliningrad region, the non-commercial organization of the Foundation of Development and Commercialization of New Technologies (Skolkovo Foundation) and Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization Digital Economy.

The event is held under the aegis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the Assembly of Eurasian community, the Union of journalists of Russia and the International Federation of Journalists.

This Forum is set to become a reputable platform for developing consolidated suggestions and recommendations for strategic development in the sphere of intellectual property as one of the key institutions of digital economy.

We are happy to host 2018 edition of International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property IPQuorum, said the governor of Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov. – The advantages of the Special Economic Zone and the established regional system of science and business support enable to use new ideas and inventions with the outmost efficiency. Kaliningrad colleges and various educational projects grant an opportunity of self-realization in science to the youth. I’m convinced that Kaliningrad region will become a new centre of development in the market of intellectual property rights, a sort of the outpost for the Russian innovative economics in Europe.”

IPQuorum is the first communication platform which will connect market’s participants and representatives of industries, innovators of trades, national and international regulatory authorities, major Russian and international venture investors.

We have the common goal – creation and development of the full-bodied capitalized market of intellectual property rights in Russia, integrated in the global market of intellectual rights and blending national companies into the global market’s chain of innovative production, – stressed the executive chairman of Skolkovo Foundation Igor Drozdov. – It is vital to have a full-fledged discussion enabling to outline specific steps focused on achieving this goal. The participation of international experts and companies will allow us to build up a continuous exchange of experiences, learn the best practices and inform the global community about our achievements.”

About 500 participants from over 30 countries are going to discuss at IPQuorum the strategies of forming the global market of intellectual property.

“Today we see the obvious tendency – Russia is going to enter a technologically advanced stage. Rospatent is not only supporting this trend, the organization is actively involved in advancing pioneering digital technologies into the work with intellectual property. Soon our experts will work with patent information with an assistance of artificial intellect, technologies of distributed ledger. We’re going to tackle the prospects of using blockchain in patent executive departments at the conference “Digital transformation: intellectual property and blockchain technologies” to be held on April 16-17 under the aegis of the Global Organization of intellectual property and the BRICS,” – said the chairman of the Russian Federal Agency for Intellectual Property Grigory Ivliev. “Herewith 2018 edition of International Strategic Forum on Intellectual Property (IPQuorum) will be focused on strategy aspects of the development in this sphere and its impact on different markets and industries as well as new management tools of intellectual property rights. Today they are required for developing creative, scientific and innovative potential of Russia. I’m convinced that the participants of Kaliningrad forum would help to establish new approaches in the protection of intellectual property. It may become an additional motivation for the development of high-tech industries, extending the sphere of use of accumulated vast experience, including MIC.”

The business program features 12 theme sessions and 7 hubs of discussion network. During the forum the participants will submit international memorandums on deploying advanced practices in the sphere of intellectual property and sign contracts on strategy partnership between the key players of the market.

“Developing a new management model of intellectual property rights is a key task of Normative Regulation Program “Digital economy of the Russian Federation” since it plays a pivotal role in development of the Russian technologies and their commercial use, including globally. IPQuorum grants an opportunity to discuss at length existing issues in the sphere of intellectual property with leading experts and specify the ways of their solution. The opinion of the participants of the Forum will be, undoubtedly, helpful throughout the development of the normative acts within the framework of the Program,’ – said the director of the Normative regulation section of Digital Economy Independent Inspection Services Dmitry Ter-Stepanov.

“The sphere of intellectual property in Russia and the world acquires a radically new meaning, becoming one of the drives in the development of digital economy,” – said the president of the IPChain association Andrey Krichevsky. The potential of the sphere of intellectual property is huge. The change of the next stage in social development which is happening now, a transition to the society of knowledge and digital platform economy, is marked by emerging on the historical stage of a new basic economic resource – a creative product based on the human capital. Taking into account this vector of development, the intellectual property acquires a key meaning as a system of transition of a new basic economic resource in the real life economic circulation.”

The venue of IPQuorum will host an exhibition titled “Intellectual property: from private privileges to the global system. Epochs, people, artifacts.” It will showcase technologically advanced solutions for the sphere of intellectual property: intellectual exhibitions and presentations of innovative projects.

Special presentation environment Startup hub is designed for creators of intellectual property products, businessmen and eligible investors at IPQuorum 2018 – a configuration tool of advanced technologies, solutions and ideas, enabling the creation of complex multi-facet projects in different economic sectors.

A large program of cultural events will be organized for the citizens of Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad region, featuring a series of open lectures “Intellectual property” and documentaries about discoveries in culture, science and technologies.

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