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Intellectual Property rights (IP) are designed to benefit society by providing incentives to introduce new inventions and creations in fields relating to technology (patents), business (brands) and the arts (copyright). They facilitate access to knowledge and inventions and stimulate innovation by resolving information asymmetries, facilitating international competitiveness and trade, and enhancing opportunities for access to finance. Therefore, their purpose is not the exclusive benefit of individuals/corporations but of the public community at large.
But alongside the benefits of IP comes the rules, laws and specific documentation required to ascertain the legality of registered IP or patent, which can be a difficult hurdle for technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs to overcome if not equipped with the necessary knowledge of the case specific system.
2- The Purpose of the Course
The purpose of the training course will be to empower managers and experts to raise the awareness of technologists, innovators, and entrepreneurs in OIC member countries regarding the detailed process of IP documentation and patent registration, as well as the different types of patents and related legal processes.
3- The Overall Scope
The training course will be organized by the INSTP in two stages. The first stage will be a 3-day online training course at the end of which the participants will be tested in order to be evaluated and selected for the second stage. The second stage will be a workshop held in Iran for the participants that pass the first stage.
4- The Training Course
- The Target Audience:
- managers and experts from technoparks, universities and research centers
Each title would be covered in the duration of two hours,
|1||What is Intellectual Property rights? An engaging introduction to Copyright, Patents, Designs and Trademarks||Nov. 1st, 2021||2 hours|
|2||IP as a business development tool; Importance of IP management for SMEs||Nov. 1st, 2021||2 hours|
|3||What is patent? Macro and Micro Economic Impact of the Patent System||Nov. 2nd, 2021||2 hours|
|4||Types of patent and technology related agreements; the areas of intellectual property that covered by different agreements.||Nov. 2nd, 2021||2 hours|
|5||Patent application process; the International Patent System and Regional Patent Protection Mechanisms||Nov. 3rd, 2021||2 hours|
|6||Using patent information; the foundations of patent documentation, patent search strategies, and patent analysis for businesses||Nov. 3rd, 2021||2 hours|
|Total||3 days||12 hours|
- Preparing the Training Materials:
- The training material will be prepared by the instructors, approved by INSTP
- The Duration of Course and Number of Trainees:
- The online course will be for 3 days on November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2021 with open registration.
- A number of trainees will be selected from the participants according to their qualifications and performance to participate in the workshop in Iran with covered travel and stay.
5- Course Instructors:
- Fateme Jahanpeyma
- Mitra Aminlou
- Bryan Khan
- Fredy Sánchez
- Mehrdad Khanlarkhani
- Leila Zarei
A comprehensive evaluation of the program will be made at the end, taking into consideration the output of the participants regarding quality, efficiency and organization, as well as timely follow up with the participants to document their progress.