1.5. Initiatives of Patents’ Changes Through the Lens of Industrial Business

Thursday, May 16
12:00 - 14:00

Hall #5, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)


Points to discuss:

  1. Fast-track procedure for patent and trademark applications registration, new opportunities for Russian applicants:
  • new opportunities for Russian applicants, prospects of use;
  • loss of the option to issue an opinion of a third party on the patentability of a claimed invention, when the application is fast-tracked;
  • conflict between patents issued using the fast-track procedure for which conventional priority is claimed.
  1. Long-term and short-term implications of compulsory licensing enforcement for Russian patent holders:
  • compulsory licensing as an exceptional measure in international law;
  • the instrument of compulsory licensing in Russian practice;
  • implications of the enforcement of this instrument for Russian patent holders.
  1. Valuation and commercialization of intellectual property assets in an industrial company:
  • search and identification of intellectual property assets within a company;
  • valuation of the rights in intellectual products;
  • choice of the way of commercialization of intellectual property rights.
  1. Engagement of outside research organizations for patent search and preliminary estimation of the patentability of the claimed subject (use of outsourcing by Patent Office):
  • responsibility for the results of an examination conducted by an outside organization;
  • implications of outsourcing to an outside organization; how outsourcing affects the quality of examination; best practice from the European Patent Office;
  • role of the vested interest factor when the patent examination is conducted by an outside organization.
  1. New services and opportunities for users of the digital patent system:
  • switching to the electronic document flow;
  • publication of data on the transference to the national phase in Russia; data publication on PATENTSCOPE;
  • use of new patent analysis instruments; examples illustrating the use of patent landscaping results for business.


Elena Sharomova

Business Unit Manager of Intellectual Property, Legal Support, SIBUR LLC


Grigoriy Ivliev

Director General, Federal Service for Intellectual Property

Andrey Kashevarov

Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation

Georgiy Kotlyar

Head of the Division, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Mescheriakov

Counsel, Law firm Gorodissky & Partners

Yoshiyuki Takagi

Assistant Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization

Ekaterina Ulyanova

Assistant of the Chief Judge, Intellectual Property Court

* The Programme may be subject to change