From Protected IP to Technologies

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Scientific knowledge is valuable in itself, and one cannot demand business acumen from a scientist in the matter of commercializing intellectual rights to the results of research and development activities

However, according to Nikita Sogrin, head of the legal expert and analytical direction of the "Russian Center for the Turnover of Rights to the Results of Creative Activities” (RCIP), this is something that R&D customers, technology transfer centers, must be engaged in. 

"The transfer of technology and the monetization of the results of research and development work and the rights to use them is an area directly related to intellectual property law. This is not the task of a scientist. Monetization of the rights to the results of scientific work should be carried out based on the needs of the economic sphere, its interest," Sogrin said. 

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