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The Intellectual Property policy for education has been approved in Russia

The Russian Ministry of education (MinEdu) has approved the intellectual property policy. Russian educational institutions – universities, scientific organisations, high schools – should be guided by it when creating and handling objects of intellectual property. The MinEdu has confirmed it approved IP policy.

It is typical guidance “which should be a benchmark” for educational establishments in developing their own IP policy. Institutions and research scientific organisations are proposed to choose their model of IP rights assignment. It could be any model suitable for educational organisation. The main condition – this model is to be in accordance with current Russian law. Under approved policy the IP rights can be assigned to educational organisation or can be hold by inventor or author.

The key point of the IP policy is “incentive system” in the field of IP. The incentive could include monetary incentive and non-financial incentive. The IP policy recommends take into account “financing of IP” and “budget planning” and allocate financial resources for researching, exploring of new fields for scientific work and encouraging the creative and inventive activity. The IP policy is mostly of abstract nature.