On August 10-11, 2014 in Beijing, China, the 39th meeting of APEC Intellectual Property Rights Experts’ Group (IPEG) took place within the 3rd Senior Officials Meeting and related meetings. The representatives of Rospatent and Russian APEC Study Center took part in the meeting.
Information of APEC Secretariat on APEC current activities, including projects, was presented during the meeting.
IPEG members exchanged the information on current amendments to national legislation of APEC economies and discussed certain aspects of IP protection, use and enforcement. APEC economies made update on implementation of number of APEC initiatives and projects. In particular, the information on the project “Promoting Effective Utilization of IPRs through the Concept of Open Innovations” developed by Rospatent. The project aims at exchange information and experience among APEC economies.
The project provides for conduction of a study on various national approaches to the concept of open innovations, conduction of conference/seminar on open innovations and development of guidelines on use of open innovation models for building up innovation-based economy. Co-sponsors of the project are Korea, Mexico and Peru. The project was endorsed by IPEG. At the present time the project is under consideration in APEC fora in order to obtain funding.
The next 40th IPEG meeting will be held in 2015 in Philippines.