Innovative Development and Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Economy

Innovative Development and Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Economy

1 June, 09:00–10:15

As digital outputs become more widespread, IP protection for channels delivering digital content and services and associated administration of rights (including decentralized registries of rights) are critical for spurring innovation and competitiveness. Countries which have adopted robust intellectual property systems stand to gain a competitive advantage. Given shortened product lifecycles and relative ease in bringing innovation to market, what legal protection limitations should be considered? How can we protect rights and ensure fair compensation for authors, researchers, and businesses, and is it true that the role of IP protection is increasing in the digital economy? Which priorities should be included in national intellectual property policy and what is lacking in Russia’s approach? Which organizations can act as drivers of development, and what steps does the state need to take to make this happen?


Key moments

These days we can use data modelling to forecast technological trends and analyse markets – something that wasn’t available previously.
Igor Drozdov
Chairman of the Board, Skolkovo Foundation
People aren’t yet sufficiently accustomed to the digital economy to see the global patent landscape. A deep search needs to be conducted on patents to see what has already been invented and it is easier to purchase the rights instead of inventing things anew.
Grigory Ivliev
Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent)
Information technology has already become a foremost industry in Russia and we can keep expanding our share on the global market.
Boris Nuraliev
Founder, Director, 1C
It becomes important to pay attention to such an element of intellectual property rights protection as patents that enable protection of technical solutions implemented in software.
Alexey Odinokov
Member of Board, NATT; Head of IP Management Department, Innopraktika
Right now, the speed of a new product roll-out and its availability is crucial, so ITMO University suggests using a blockchain-like technology to help resolve these problems.
Vladimir Vasilyev
Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics
Modern technologies irreversibly change the way society lives its life. We make constant use of new gadgets and software, but we tend to forget the “big red button” problem: the moment you pull the plug on the machine, human life plunges into chaos.
Ilya Nikiforov
Managing Partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
Is intellectual property and patent rights protection a force for progress or otherwise? This being a perpetual subject of discussion among lawyers suggests that a continuous search for balance is inevitable.
Elena Borisenko
Member of the Management Board, First Vice-President, Gazprombank