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3.3. Legal Aspects of Technology Transfer: from Concept to Innovation

Трек: 3. Smart Society


The notion of ‘technology transfer’ has more than one meaning. In some cases, the definition of the term is narrow and means only intellectual property rights turnover, in other cases it is more general and includes any form of transfer of knowledge, manufacturing procedures, tangible media, to general public.

Technology transfer is an integral part of the recent progress in science and technologies. Statutory regulation of parties’ relations in the course of transfer of rights to technologies is relevant in view of constitutional guarantees of common economic space, freedom of technical ideas and intellectual property protection.

The importance of issues related to technology transfer development in the context of transition to innovative economy has been acknowledged at the level of a national policy, it is evident due to the needs of market players and research community representatives.

Export of technologies is of special national interest and makes a priority line of the government’s innovation policy in the Russian Federation. When in economic crisis, both the innovative system and the innovative law of Russia shall solve the issues related to the launch of high-end Russian technologies to the global market.

The discussion will be focused on legal aspects of technology transfer market.

The agenda of the Session will be as follows:

  • statutory regulation of technology transfer market;
  • security and protection of intellectual property in foreign countries;
  • experience of professional associations for technology transfer market development;
  • development of innovation-driven economy, knowledge-based economy through intellectual activity conversion into value implemented in new products, services and technologies;
  • rights to intellectual property as the instrument for technology transfer;
  • consolidated role of intellectual resources in competitive products development;
  • intellectual property rights as key drivers of innovative business success and profitability.


Gregory Ivliev

Head, Federal Service for Intellectual Property of the Russian Federation


Alexander Bavykin

Director, Representative Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization in the Russian Federation


Director, Russia Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Before being appointed Director of WIPO Russia Office on 1 August 2016, Alexander Bavykin had held a number of posts at the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.

2009 to 2016
Ambassador-at-Large, Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation

2006 to 2009 and 1994 to 2001
Deputy Director, Legal Department of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation

2001 to 2006
Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations Office and other international bodies in Geneva, Switzerland

Alexander Bavykin was on the Russian delegations attending the meetings of various international bodies, including WIPO, IAEA, and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, as well as numerous instances of bilateral negotiations on legal matters.

1981 to 1985 and 1987 to 1993
Held a succession of diplomatic posts at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Greece

Served at the Fifth and First European Departments of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation

1981 to 1985
Served at the UN Information Centre in Moscow

Alexander Bavykin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1975. A native Russian speaker, he is proficient in English, French, Polish, Bulgarian and Greek.

Leonid Voronetsky

Vice-President, Eurasian Patent Office

Oleg Dyachenko

Project Manager for Intellectual Property, Russian Export Center JSC

Sergey Fabrichny

Member of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Regulations and Organisation of Parliamentary Activities

Ivan Marisin

Partner, Practice Group Chair - International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (Firmwide), Baker Botts LLP


Mr. Marisin is a “universally respected” and "a star disputes lawyer – a veteran of the market with huge practical experience" Chambers Europe (2015) . He has represented domestic and international clients in more than 100 major litigations and arbitrations worldwide, and has acted for Russian and foreign clients on corporate, banking and foreign investment matters over the last 30 years. Mr Marisin has also advised on numerous commercial cases involving the recognition and enforcement in Russia of foreign judgments and awards. Ivan Marisin is an accredited arbitrator at the International Commercial Arbitration Court at Chamber of Industry of the Russian Federation (ICAC), International Arbitral Center in Vienna and other leading centers for arbitration.  He is listed as a top-tier dispute resolution practitioner in Russia by Chambers Global (2016), Chambers Europe (2016) and Legal 500 EMEA (2016).

Publications, Speeches, and Presentations

  • The International Comparative Guide to Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Jurisdiction Chapter - Russia, January 2016
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Class & Group Actions, Jurisdiction Chapter - Russia, January 2016

Yann Ménière

Chief Economist, European Patent Office


Yann Ménière is professor of economics on leave from MINES ParisTech, where he was leading the Chair on "IP and Markets for Technology" until joining the European Patent Office as Chief Economist in February 2016. His research and expertise relate to the economics of innovation, competition and intellectual property. In recent years, he has been focusing more specifically on IP and standards, markets for technology, and IP issues in climate negotiations. Besides his academic publications, he has also written a number of policy studies for the European Commission, French government, French Patent Office and other public organisations. Outside MINES ParisTech, he has been teaching the economics of IT standards at Imperial College Business School and the economics of IP law at the Law School of Université Catholique de Louvain.

Dmitry Metlyaev

Deputy Head of the Legal Department, Innopraktika

Olga Ruzakova

Deputy Head of the Staff of the State Duma Committee of the Russian Federation for State Construction and Legislation

Marion Guth

Regional Counselor for Intellectual Property Matters (CIS & Georgia), French Embassy in the Russian Federation

Alexey Odinokov

Director of the Center for Technology Transfer, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Pavel Sadovsky

Counsel, Head of Intellectual Property/TMT Practice, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners


Pavel holds a Law degree from the State University - Higher School of Economics and a PhD in Law from the Russian State Institute of Intellectual Property. He also accomplished SABIT's "Intellectual Property Rights for Eurasia" program in the USA and the "Intellectual Human Resources for IP Protection" program at the State University - Higher School of Economics.

Professional experience:

Pavel Sadovsky heads the IP /TMT Practice at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. He has been practicing IP and litigation in Russia since 2002.

Pavel has represented and advised Conde Nast Russia, UEFA, Hachette Collection, Sanofi, RUSAL, Celltrion, Abrau-Durso, Astra Zeneca, Nokian Tyres, Bayer, BayerCropScience, Essen Production, CTC Media, Microsoft, Facebook, Sony Music Entertainment, AMD, Eli Lilly, Sanyo Foods, Olympus Soft Imaging Solutions, Bristol-Myers Squibb, American Railcars Industries, Kimberly-Clark, IFS, Gloria Jean's, GAZ Group, Cisco Systems and many other companies.

Pavel's career includes chairing IP/TMT practice group at Magisters law firm and working at Rospatent, Russia's federal service for IP, patents and trademarks.

A member of the IP subcommittee of the Association of European Businesses in Russia (AEB), of Enforcement Committee in the International Trademark Association (INTA), a member of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) Intellectual Property Committee. He is a Vice-Chairman the ICC Russia Commission on Intellectual Property. Сo-organizer of the Russian IT Lawyers Discussion Club.

He is a member of the Moscow Bar Association, and a patent attorney.

Achievements and awards:

He is recommended as a leading IP expert in Russia by such legal directories as Chambers Global, who declared him "a dynamic IP practitioner", Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 who described Pavel as "a very smart and charismatic lawyer", Best Lawyers, and Managing IP's World IP Survey.

Competence, Specialization:

Intellectual property rights enforcement, transactional IP and data protection, and laws and regulations specific to the TMT (technology, media and telecommunications) sector.

Egor Shipitsyn

Head of the 'National Association of Technology Transfer' Project, Innopraktika

Uliana Zinina

Director for Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Rus

*This schedule may be subject to change