During the forum "Innovation Potential of Russia" ISTU experts participated in the sections "Patent landscape", which held the report of the head of the section on innovation and technical assistance to WIPO, Andrew Czajkowski. L. Khmelenkova made a report "The experience of the management of intellectual property in NI ISTU" in the section "Current approaches to the commercialization of scientific and technological activities". This report aroused great interest. Head of the department of management of IP at ISTU shared experience of university in the promotion of knowledge.
According to L. Khmelenkova, the patent department at ISTU was established in 1975, and in December 2008 on the basis of the current patent group the department of intellectual property management was organized.
The main objective of the department is to ensure the legal protection of intellectual activity, its accounting and inventory, promotion of the commercialization of the results of intellectual activity by signing licensing agreements and contracts for the alienation of the exclusive rights for the results of intellectual activity.
"I think that raising of the legal culture in the field of intellectual property by research and teaching staff, students and postgraduate students, and all Russians involved in economic activities, should be one of the key moments in the patent policies of universities. We need to change people's attitude to intellectual property. Major role can be played by the country's higher education institutions, and work of the Centers for Technology and Innovation support will be a great help in this process", said the expert in the field of IP.
The speaker also described the series of books published in ISTU and prepared for publication: "Intellectual fairy tale for children and their parents," "Young Russians intellectual property." They will be published on the Internet. Also, there were presented such commercial products as a program "Patent expert (version 1)", created with the financial support of the Russian Federation Miistry of Science, by an associate professor of the subdepartment of Nonferrous Metals, Sergey Belskiy, the program "Intellectual tree of Russian innovators" and a series of manuals that have been developed to promote knowledge in the area of intellectual property among students, faculty and staff of the university.