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Annual reports 2007 - Section 6

 




6.1. Scientific activity of Rospatent and FGU FIPS

6.1.1. Scientific activity

The scientific activity within Rospatent system in 2007 was aimed to achieving the following tasks:

  • developing the drafts of Administrative regulations in connection with the coming in force of the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation;
  • improving enforcement practice with respect to the legal protection and use of intellectual property rights;
  • improving computerization of main processes connected to the switching to the electronic data processing technology, as well as the new approaches to administrating the budget incomes and international experience inventions systematization, connected to nanotechnologies.

In 2007 FGU FIPS carried out scientific researches on 37 issues to solve above mentioned mains and other tasks. On 26 researches the final reports have been released.

FGU FIPS carried out researches in three major directions, namely:

  • in the sphere of legal matters the proposals were worked out to develop a management quality system of the works, connected with the granting of legal protection to the objects of intellectual property, proposals to unify approaches to solve the problems of courts judgments enforcement, proposals to amend the regulative and methodical acts of the Service, concerning granting the protection to the inventions connected with chemical compounds;
  • in the sphere of information technologies and computerization the mechanism was developed to select the national technical solutions, related to nanotechnologies, the software was developed for publication and loading into the databases of notifications on coming into force of court rulings on trademarks registration, appellation of origin and wellknow marks;
  • in the sphere of economic and organizational problems the researches were aimed at analysis of the peculiarities of the contractual relations in the sphere of the international cooperation, preparation of interpretations and recommendations for the determination of the order and the amount of the remuneration to the authors of invention, utility modals and industrial designs, preparation of the analytical materials about legal protection and use of budget funded results of the R&D on the basis of the data of inspections of the organizations in accordance with Administrative Regulation of Rospatent and it's additions and amendments.

The results of the research were used to develop the normative and legal acts, to prepare proposal to improve quality management system of works, connected to granting of protection to the objects of intellectual property, to develop recommendations to optimal use of information resources, including switching to electronic data.

The results of the research activity are published in surveys, special journals and reports of the scientific and practical conferences, forums, seminars etc.

In 2007 on the 11th Scientific and Practical Conferences "Issues of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property Objects within the Framework of the Administrative Reform Implementation and Coming into Force of Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation" the thesis were submitted and published, based on the results of eleven researches, as well as surveys, brochures, articles which were published in the Journals "Intellectual Property" and "Patents and Licenses".

The Science and Technology Councils (STC), functioning as consultative bodies for the Director General of the Rospatent and the Director of FGY FIPS, plays an important role in the solving abovementioned problems and tasks of scientific work.

The STC consists of not only the officials of Rospatent and FGU FIPS but also representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Defense, Federal Agency for Science and Innovations, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Universities, including Russian State Educational Institute of Intellectual Property (RGIIS), Moscow State University, RGMU, public organizations such as Association of the Trademarks Holders, Association of Russian Patent Attorneys, WIPO, representatives of other organizations and notable patent attorneys.

The STC accounts for 76 members, including 9 doctors of science, 34 candidates of science and 17 academicians of public academies of sciences.

Totally in 2007 seven joint STC meetings were held, 15 topical issues and reports were considered and as a result the corresponding decisions and recommendations were adopted.

The important part in the work of the STC was discussion on the drafts of Administrative Regulations.

At the joint meetings of the STC of Rospatent and FGU FIPS the following reports were also considered:

  • court practice of trials, connected with dispute of the legal protection of intellectual property rights;
  • main result and directions of the improvement of activity of FGU "Chamber of Patent Disputes", hearings of appeals to the decisions of examination;
  • main results and directions of the improvement of the study activity of RGIIS;
  • the results of Project for Computerization of the Main Activity of Rospatent and the Main Achievements.

The members of STC, Kiriy L., Alekseeva O., Kireeva N., Dobrinin O., Utkina E., Krisanova Z., Fomichev M., took the floor with the reports touching the development of the Administrative regulations. The legal acts concerning the improvement of the protection of the inventions, utility models, trademarks were touched.

The attention was paid to the legal protection of the inventions, utility models and trademarks.

At the meeting of the STC the result of the scientific and practical conference and seminars were discussed (see Section 6.1.2.).

In 2007 besides the plenary meetings, the following STC section were working actively: "Issues of Legal Protection and Examination of Intellectual Property Objects", "Information Technologies and Computerization", "Economic and Organizational Issues".

Eighteen meetings were held and 36 issues were discussed. The special attention was paid to consideration of the law enforcement practice of intellectual property, reports on the conducted researches in the sphere of the information technologies and economic problems of industrial property use.

Collective discussion of the topical issues contributed to the quality improvement of the preparation of the administrative regulations, recognition of the problems, required to be studied and solved, popularization of the information on the drafts of administrative regulations.

6.1.2. Conferences, seminars, round tables

Rospatent holds in Moscow annual conferences, seminars, round tables with participants from international organizations and foreign states.

Carrying out the above mentioned events provides:

  • exchange of the practical experience on the issue of legal protection of inventions, utility models, industrial designs, trademarks and copyrights among a wide range of participants, including Rospatent's specialists, patent attorneys, patent specialists, inventors, experts, representatives of the Federal Authorities, judicial system, universities, educational and academic entities as well as representatives from international organizations (in particular, WIPO, the EPO, the EAPO and etc.) and foreign states.
  • popularization of the results of the R&D conducted by FGU FIPS on legal protection of intellectual property rights, transfer of rights, enforcement, prevention of unfair competition, development of information technologies, economic and organizational problems in sphere of intellectual property.
  • public awareness of the role and significance of intellectual property and its legal protection.
  • study processes as the vast majority of participants attending the events could have the latest information and clarifications on many aspects of Rospatent's competence directly from top management and specialists of Rospatent.

Here is the general information of the most significant events held in Moscow.

March 28

The Conference and a roundtable within the framework of X International Salon "Archimede2007" in Sokolniki Park devoted to the urgent issues of the theory and practice of the protection and use of intellectual property.

The representatives of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the EAPO, Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Moscow, Moscow region, St. Petersburg, Bryansk, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Ekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Kostroma, Magnitogors, Mogilev, Nizhni Tagil, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhni Novgorod, Novosibirs, Penza, RostovonDon, Saransk, Saratov, Stavropil, Tambov and other cities of the Russian Federation as well as the representatives of Republic of Serbia, Republic of Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and Rumania attended the Conference and the round table. Patent attorneys, industry, scientific organizations, military educational institutions, massmedia including scientificpractical magazine "Intellectual Property".

The total number of participants was 125, including visitors, listening to the reports of their interests.

July 17

Presentation of Internet service ESP@CENET indoors of Rospatent.

The indicated service allows to get free access to the patent information database, with Russian interface and containing the information about registered patents in the countries of Europe, including the Russian Federation, that allows to make a search on registration number, name of the industrial property object and etc.

In the framework of the meeting, the speeches of representatives of the EPO, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Rospatent, top management of the innovation centres as well as representatives of various Russian and foreign branches of industry and science were listened.

The total number of participants was around 130, including representatives of the EPO, VOIR, scientific and research institutes, higher educational organization and others.

The representatives of foreign mass media provided information support.

October 10-11

The 11th Scientific and Practical conference "Issues of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property Objects within the Framework of the Administrative Reform Implementation and Coming into Force of Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation" was held in the premises of Rospatent and FGU FIPS.

Different representatives took part in the work of the conference, namely: international organizations (WIPO, the EPO, European Commission in Russia); Embassy of Germany; patent offices of foreign states (Republic of Belarus, Chinese Peoples Republic, Kyrgyzstan, the USA); a number of state bodies (State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Department of Defence Industry and High Technologies of the Government Office of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Ministry of the Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation, Federal Agency of Geodesy and Cartography, Federal Customs Service, Rosoboronexport, Rospotrebnadzor); public organizations and associations (Republican Council of VOIR, Moscow Regional Council of VOIR, Russian Association of Trademarks Holders, Association "Cosmonautics to the Mankind", Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Russian Federation, Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Oreinburg Region, Chamber of the Commerce & Industry of Ural, Chamber of the Commerce & Industry of Primorsk, Chamber of Commerce & Industy of Yaroslavl, Regional Office of Kluga Appraisers Society of the Russian Federation, Noncommercial Organization "Participants in Consumer's Market Union"); the Russian Academy of Science, higher educational institutions and research studies institutes; industrial undertaking; administrativeandmanagerial structures, information centers and other organizations from the Russian Federation; several foreign organizations, companies and firms, including foreign patent attorneys and legal entities. Top management and specialists from Rospatent, FGU FIPS, FGU "Chamber of Patent Disputes", and Russian State Educational Institute for Intellectual Property (RGIIS) took active part.

The total of participants was around 450, including: far abroad countries - 7, near broad countries - 7. Russian regions presented 58 representatives.

During the Conference two plenary meetings and four sections were carried out, within the framework of which four round tables were held.

On the first plenary meeting Mr.Michal Svanter spoke with the address on behalf of WIPO; on behalf of the Chairman of the Council of the Federations of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. - S.A. Zhukov.

The plenary meetings, sections and round table were headed by the Director General of Rospatent, Dr. Boris Simonov, Deputy Director of Rospatent Alexander Korchagin, Director of Department of the Control and Supervision in the Sphere of the Legal Protection of the Intellectual Property of Rospatent L. Kiriy, Deputy Director FGU FIPS O. Alekseeva, Deputy Director of FGU FIPS E. Utkina, Assistant of Director of FGU FIPS S.A. Gorlenko.

Information support for the Conference was provided by mass media, in particular by the representatives of "Intellectual Property" and "Patents and Licenses" magazines, RIANews, companies "Consultant Plus", as well as Channel TVC (the program "Business Russia").

Full texts of some key reports were published in "Intellectual Property" and "Patents and Licenses" magazines.

The indication of the importance of conferences are quantitative and representative composition indicators, as well as participants estimates of the affaires. There is some statistics of the conference participants for the last nine years in the Table 6.1.2.

Table 6.1.2

Total number and representation of certain participant's categories.

Years
Total numberof participants
Russian regions presented
International Organization presented
Foreign countries presented
CIS
Far abroad countries
1999
216
15
1
2
2
2000
235
26
3
6
4
2001
252
30
2
4
4
2002
284
23
2
6
4
2003
340
33
6
8
11
2004
368
39
2
6
1
2005
370
40
7
10
21
2006
390
42
5
5
7
2007
450
58
3
7
7

 

 

December 12

Scientific and practical conference was organized by the Federal Agency for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Rospatent) within the framework of the 1st specialized exhibition "Trademarks and Industrial Design 2007" in the AllRussian Exhibition Center.

The representatives from the number of Federal bodies, public organizations and associations, higher educational institutions, research institutes, industrial undertakings, administrativeandmanagerial structures, information centers and other organizations of the Russian Federation regions took part in the conference. Legal and commercial organizations, patent attorneys, specialist and interested persons of the Russian Federation, leaders and specialist of the central office of Rospatent, FGU FIPS, FGU "Chamber of Patent Disputes" and the Russian State Educational Institute for Intellectual Property (RGIIS) took part in the conference.

The round table "The Issues of Registration, Granting of Legal Protection and Enforcement of Trademarks and Industrial Design and Their Use in the Civil Turnover" was held within the framework of the conference.

The main specific characteristic of the conference is that it was held within the framework of the administrative reform and in the threshold of coming into force from 01.01.2008 of Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

This was the fact that caused a great interest on the part of specialist in the sphere of intellectual property protection, patent specialists, inventors and organizations involved into innovation activity, so the increased number of participants, active work of sections and round tables and the number of regions and industrial organizations was very indicative.

The total number of participants was around 150, including near abroad - 1. Russian regions presented - 13 representatives.

The representatives of mass media: "Intellectual Property" and "Patents and Licenses" magazines, NDP "Alliance Media", magazine "The Tourism", publishing houses "The Zheleznodorozhnoe delo" and "The Business World" were present.

6.2. Training and Enhancing Professional Skills of Specialists in the Sphere of Intellectual Property

The main tasks of training and enhancing professional skills of specialists in protection of intellectual property were on one hand related to raising qualification skills of employees of FGU FIPS and, on the other hand, related to raising qualification skills and popularization on knowledge in the sphere of intellectual property among specialists of aside organizations.

In the system of Rospatent the special attention is paid to training and raising of qualifications of employees of examination division. The organization of the continues system of employees education, and in the first place of young experts, is one of the utmost tasks of Rospatent.

6.2.1. Training and raising qualification of FGU FIPS specialists

Training and raising qualification of FGU FIPS specialists was realized within the Joint system of training (JST).

The specialists of Rospatent raise their qualification by getting first or second higher education or postgraduate education in the Russian State Educational Institute of Intellectual Property (RGIIS).

Raising of Qualification

In 2007 the transition to the threelevel system of education for the raising of qualification of the specialists of the FGU FIPS, which includes three independent specialized programs was in progress:

The first level: patent expertise and patent information (for experts examining applications for inventions, utility models and industrial designs) and Examination and Informational Search (for experts, examining applications for trademarks and appellation of origin).

The second level: legal protection of intellectual property rights.

The third level: patent research and economy of intellectual property.

After successful completion of each program the state certificate of raising of qualification is given.

The transition to the new threelevel system of raising qualification started with the firstlevel program realization (255 academic hours), designed for experts training, evolved in examination of the applications for the inventions, utility models, industrial designs. Two groups of employees passed this program in RGIIS (63 persons). The third group of the expertsbeginners (39 persons) started to study on December 3, 2007 and will finish the course on April 16, 2008.

Higher education programs

As per the end of 2007 RGIIS gives higher education to 8 FGU FIPS employees. Three of them get second education, 6 technicians graduated RGIIS in 2007 received the first higher education.

Eight employees of FGU FIPS are students of postgraduate faculty of RGIIS.

Foreign language courses. 45 employees of Rospatent system graduated this courses at the expense of the EPO.

Distant training. 46 employees of FGU FIPS system were granted certificates of Worldwide Academy of WIPO after successful completion of the program "General Course on Intellectual Property"

Internal forms of training. Two centralized trainings "The Legislation of the Russian Federation in the Sphere of Unfair Competition and its Connection with the Industrial Property Legislation", "Utilization of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) Documents in the Framework of Expertise of the Trademarks, Service Marks and Industrial Designs" were carried out for the heads of the structural divisions and experts of FGU FIPS, specialists of the Department for control and supervision in the sphere of the legal protection of the intellectual property of Rospatent, specialists of the Chamber of Patent Disputes in 2007. These training were carried out to implement proposals, developed by the participants of the enlarged meeting of the Working Group of Rospatent and FAS on the subjects: "Development of the Mechanism to Prevent Unfair Competition in the Sphere of Trademarks and Industrial Designs".

In accordance with the quarter plans of the internal training approximately 500 trainings were carried out in the divisions. They were designed mainly to study the new laws and regulations, examination and analysis of the internal and external quality control of examination, as well as to study the main provisions of the part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

6.2.2. Raising of the Qualification and Popularization of Knowledge in the Field of Intellectual Property for Specialists of Aside Organizations

Distance Training in the Russian Language on the WIPO Worldwide Academy Program "The General Course on Intellectual Property" in Russia and Other Countries.

Two sessions of distance training on the WIPO Worldwide Academy Program "The General Course on Intellectual Property" in Russian for Russia and other countries were held in 2007.

Totally 1632 persons were enrolled for training in 2007, 762 of them successfully completed the training course and obtained the WIPO Worldwide Academy Certificates. This form of trainings is popular among the population of Russian and Russian speaking citizens of CIS countries and far abroad.

The data on the results of distance training in the regions of the Russian Federation is given in the Table 6.2.2.1, Diagram and in Annex 5.

Table 6.2.2.1 

The Results of distance training under the WIPO Worldwide Academy Program "The General Course on Intellectual Property" in 2007

 

Territory
Spring Session
Autumn Session
Total Per Year
Number of Trainees
Number of Graduated
Number of Trainees
Number of Graduated
Number of Trainees
Number of Graduated
Moscow and St.Petersburg
498
48
620
123
1118
171
Russian Regions
165
180
345
CIS Countries
252
123
245
120
497
243
Far Abroad Countries
7
3
10
0
17
3
Total
757
339
875
423
1632
762
FGU FIPS of Them
17
12
43
34
60
46

Training of Patent Specialists and Entrepreneurs

The training by the program "The School of the Examination of the Invention and the Utility Modals", and the seminar "The Use of the Open Databases in the Internet for Patent Search" were carried out. 109 external specialists completed the above mentioned training courses.

Moreover in 2007 two patent specialist from the Firm of the Patent Attorneys "INNOTEK" and the FGUP "Design Engineering Bureau of the Transport Machine Building" completed the individual training programs.

Organization and Holding of Study Visits of the Specialists of Patent offices

9 specialists from the National Intellectual Property Center of the Republic of Belarus took part in the study visit to FGU FIPS in 2007.

Practical training of students

FGU FIPS organized and held practical training (general, graduation, work experience) for 82 students from the Russian State Educational Institute of Intellectual Property (69 students), Moscow Institute of Still and Alloys (1 student), Moscow Academy for Entrepreneurship under the Government of Moscow (1 student), RGGU (9 student), MSU (1 student), Institute of Management and Informatics (1 student).

Patent Attorneys of the Russian Federation

157 candidates to patent attorneys took part in qualification exams, 44,6% of those candidates were certified as patent attorneys in the reported period. In comparison to the previous year the latter indicator reduced by 3,1%.

The results of certification of patent attorneys are given in Table 6.2.2.2.

Table 6.2.2.2

Results of Certification of Patent Attorneys

Indices (Persons)
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Admitted to Pass Exams
118
127
163
130
157
Certified
74 (62,7%)
69 (54,3%)
106 (65,0%)
62 (47,7%)
70 (44,6%)
Rejected
44 (37,3%)
58 (45,7%)
57 (35,0%)
68(52,3%)
87 (55,4%)

 

 

In 2007 the corps of patent attorneys increased by 73 persons and at the end of the year was equal to 1191 patent attorneys included in the State Registry (23 patent attorneys were excluded for the reasons not connected with the respective requirements).

The data and dynamics of registration of patent attorneys, living in Moscow, St. Petersburg and totally in two subjects of the Russian Federation for the last five years and totally for the whole period of patent attorneys' existence are given in Table 6.2.2.3.

Table 6.2.2.3

Dynamics of Registration of Patent Attorneys In Regions

Region
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Total for 1993-2007 (Persons)
Moscow
38
42
40
65
45
717
St.Petersburg
9
6
7
7
8
168
Other Subjects of the RF
21
18
16
20
20
306

  

 

The distribution of the number of patent attorneys by the Federal districts and the subjects of the Russian Federation is given in Annex 5.

6.2.3. Russian State Educational Institute of Intellectual Property: Training and Raising Specialists Qualification in the Sphere of Intellectual Property

In 2006-2007 academic year the structure of the State educational institution of high professional training (Russian State Educational Institute of Intellectual Property (hereinafter referred as RGIIS), was improved. The Faculties of RGIIS received the additional impulse. The magistracy at the law faculty was established on September 1, 2007, where 24 persons study. The economics and management faculty introduced the second specialization - "The International Patent and Licensing Business". The faculty of the additional education continued the development of two directions of activity: professional retraining and raising the qualification. Two divisions are developing: offpresence learning and preparatory learning.

RGIIS increased the number of chairs. The significant experience of specialists training is accumulated by the chairs of Civil Law and Intellectual Property Legal Protection, Copyright, Related Rights and Private Law disciplines, State Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Proceeding, Patent and Information Researches and Examination, Management, Economic Theory and State Regulation, Sociology of Innovations and Humanitarian Disciplines, Sociology of the Management of Intellectual Property, Information Technologies of Intellectual Property, Foreign Languages, Physical Culture, Health and Security of Live.

The chair of Economic and Commercial Use of Intellectual Property was transformed into two new chairs in accordance of the new specializations of the Economic and Management Faculty. The chair of Patent and Licensing Business, headed by Doctor of Economic Sciences V. Mushopad, and the chair of Commercialization of Intellectual Property, headed by the Director General of Rospatent, PhD, Boris Simonov, were created.

The total number of the professors is 115, including 33 doctors of sciences and 57 candidates of sciences.

As per the end of 2007 the training of students was held in different forms: bypresence - 553 students, mixedpresence - 210 students, offpresence - 383 students.

According to the Decree of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation of October 16, 2007 N 283 the Analytical departmental special program (DSP) "State Regulation and the Legal Protection in the Sphere of Intellectual Property for 20082010" with adopted indicators for the event Preparation of specialists was adopted.

According to the plan the number of specialists, passed the retraining or raised their qualification, amounts 355 persons in 2007.

In 2007 actual number of specialists, completed the courses of different forms of   additional postgraduate education was 595 persons, including more than 102 hours with certification and state diplomas (more than 520 hours) - 363 persons, that presented 102,2% of the plan.

Among completed education in 2007:

  • First level of education program for employees of FGU FIPS totally 110 persons, namely:

1 course - 45 persons

2 course - 26 persons

3 cousre - 39 persons

  • Raising qualification programs were completed by 304 persons, including:

24 persons - from 01.03.07 to 29.06.07, first level (FGU FIPS):

14 persons - "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights";

32 persons - seminar of 16 hours on the program "Regulation of the Invention Activity in the light of the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation";

32 persons - seminar of 16 hours on the program "The Main Principals of Evaluation of the Science and Technical Activity Results";

5 persons - program "Combating Counterfeit in Russia" for 72 academic hours;

71 persons - raising of qualification of the patent attorneys;

30 persons - seminar "Topical Issues of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property";

35 persons - program "Intellectual Property in Innovative Activity of Undertakings";

11 persons - program "Legal Protection of Copyright and Related Rights";

12 persons - program "Russian Legislation in the Sphere of the Copyright and Related Rights";

35 persons - seminar on the copyright for the group of companies "ProfMedia";

38 persons - seminar on industrial property for Design Engineering Bureau of Sukhoi;

  • programs of professional retraining were passed by 181 persons, including:

25 persons - state customs employees of Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (as per the state contract of August 22, 2007);

148 persons - course "Intellectual Property";

8 persons - course "Evaluation of business".

The main programs of professional training were "Training of Candidates to Patent Attorneys" regarding to all or separate objects of intellectual property, "Evaluation of Enterprise (Business)", "Intellectual Property in Innovation Activity of the Enterprise". The annual topical seminal "Topical Issues of Legal Protection of Intellectual Property at the Preset Stage", which examines the vital to the audience problems on their application, continues its work. In the framework of the seminar several hours were dedicated to the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. In 2006/2007 academic year the new course "The Legal Protection of Copyright and Related Rights" was introduced.

The programs within 3levels education system of the specialist of FGU FIPS were prepared. Two groups completed 1st level program, and the third group continues its education.

In 2007 the tender was won and the state contract was singed for professional retraining of the state employees of the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of the Russian Federation on "Enforcement of the Intellectual Property Rights". In SeptemberDecember 2007 the professional retraining of 25 employees of FCS of the Russian Federation was completed.

In accordance with the Agreement on cooperation between RGIIS and Belgospatent the joint seminar "The Practice of Evaluation of Intellectual Property" was held in April in Minsk.

The faculty of the institute conducted the course for patent specialist of the region "Intellectual Property in Innovation Activity" on the basis of the Center on Science and Technical Information of Kaluga in March 2007.

On the basis of the Republican Council of the Society of Inventors and Innovators the seminars "Regulation of the Invention Activity in the light of the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation" and "The Main Principals of the Evaluation of the Results of the Scientific and Technical Activity" were carried out in June 2007. In December 2007 the seminar "The Topical Issues of the Development of the Education in Intellectual Property Sphere", which was attended by the representatives of enterprises and organizations of the Republic of Tatarstan and the representatives of the Academy of the Republic of Tatarstan, Ministry of Education, rectors and prorectors of 29 biggest higher educational institution of the republic.

On October 2526 in StPetersburg, RGIIS in cooperation with the Legal Department of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly organized and carried out the seminar "Issues of the Intellectual Property on the Eve of the Coming in Force of the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation".

In NovemberDecember, 2007 in StPetersburg the training of the specialists of the StPetersburg's state institution "Center for Control and Quality of the Goods (production), Works and Services" (CKKTRU) was carried out on the program of RGIIS "Fighting Counterfeit Production in Russia" for 72 academic hours.

Further work for creation of the net of educational and consultancy centers (ECC) in the regions of Russia is conducted.

In accordance with the Order of 02.11.2007 N483 the ECCs for the development of the distance system of education in StPetersburg, Samara, Kazan, Riazan were established. At present, the acting ECC provides the learning process for about 100 students of offpresence department using distance learning technologies in Belorezk.

In RGIIS there is postgraduate course, which is preparing scientists and teachers. In 2007 53 persons defended their thesis (in RGIIS in 2007 there were three dissertation councils - K 401.001.01, K401.001.02, K 401.001.003).

One of the main tasks of the postgraduate faculty of RGIIS is the preparation of scientific staff for Rospatent system. During the recent years, including 2007, 7 dissertations were prepared and successfully defended by specialists of the federal body of executive power on intellectual property. In 2007 the training was conducted in the framework of three specialties: 12.00.03 - "Civil Law, Family Law, Entrepreneurship Law, International Private Law", 08.00.05 - "Economics and Management of the Peoples' Economy", 22.00.08 - "Sociology of Management". The total number of postgraduate students and candidates for a degree was equal to 219 people. In 2007, 59 postgraduate students and 37 candidates for a degree were enrolled for postgraduate faculty.

The scientific activity of the RGIIS was conducted in accordance with the Charter of the Russian State Educational Institute of Intellectual Property and in pursuance of the Federal Law "On Science and the State Scientific and Technology Policy".

The scientific activity was conducted in different forms and in different scientific directions during 2007.

  • April 23-26, 2007 in the framework of the Week of Intellectual Property the III AllRussian Science and Technology Conference "Intellectual Property in Innovation Development of Russia", students forums, round tables and interchairs seminars were held;
  • October 29-30, 2007 the II International conference "Sociology of Innovations. Creation of the Social Sphere of Innovation Development." The materials are under preparation to be published. Coorganizers of the conference were RGIIS and ISIPS of RAS.
  • During 2007 the scientific works of the faculty of the institute and the materials of the scientific and practical conferences were published:
  • Scientific works ("Herald of RGIIS")/ M., RGIIS, 2007, 400 P.;
  • The materials of the III AllRussian Scientific and Practical Conference "Intellectual Property in Innovation Development of the Country". In 2 volumes/ M., RGIIS, 2007, 624 P.

The main form of the scientific activity is conducting the scientific researches related to the training process. Within this form the students, postgraduates in cooperation with professors conducted scientific researches aimed at preparation of course and diploma works, discussion papers, dissertations for scientific degrees of candidates of science, scientific reports for conferences held in RGIIS. Seven teachers of RGIIS defended their dissertations for scientific degrees of candidates of science.

Within the framework of scientific activity, connected with the learning process and in the framework of scientific activity of the institute as a whole 33 scientificmethodic works, 43 scientific works (scientific studies, manuals, training manuals, etc.) were prepared in 2007.

Many professors of the RGIIS are heading the scientific activity of the postgraduates of RGIIS postgraduate faculty. In 2007 the student's scientific circles continued their work.

In connection with the expiration of the activity of dissertation councils for defending of the candidate dissertations, the new dissertation councils were established for defending of the candidate and doctor dissertations (for qualifications 08.00.05 and 12.00.03) in RGIIS.

In the framework of the state contract with the Federal Customs Service the scientific research "Research of the Ways to Increase the Efficiency of Intellectual Property Protection by Customs Service" was completed.

By the government funded order of the Federal Agency for Science and Innovations, the scientific research works were carried out on the following subject:

  • "Development of the Mechanize of the Cooperation Between the Russian Centers of Scientific and Technical Cooperation with the Foreign Countries for Effective Realization of the State Policy in the Sphere of the International Cooperation";
  • "Research, Analysis and Development of Proposals of Legal Regulation of the Functioning of the Patent Attorneys in the Russian Federation and the Order to Grand and Withdraw Licenses to Include in the Trade Name of the Jointstock Company the Official Name of the Russian Federation, and the Wordsderivatives, Aimed to Put into Practice the Provisions of the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation".

In 2007 the scientific researches were conducted on the basis of the concluded agreements:

  • The examination of the projects of Standards of OAO "Gazprom" on the intellectual property and innovation activity;
  • The development of the project on the concept of the general provisions of the innovation activity of the Eurasian Economic Community.


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