IAM Patent 1000 2021

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Russia

Thanks to a combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing US sanctions, the 2020 oil price war with Saudi Arabia and other economic factors, Russian industry has had a torrid year. Investment remains low and patent filings appear to be on the decline as a result. However, several positive changes should...

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Thanks to a combination of the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing US sanctions, the 2020 oil price war with Saudi Arabia and other economic factors, Russian industry has had a torrid year. Investment remains low and patent filings appear to be on the decline as a result. However, several positive changes should have lasting effects well beyond this challenging period – most notably, electronic filings are now possible, enhancing the efficiency of the IP system. Additionally, due to the pandemic, 30% of administrative proceedings before the Chamber of Patent Disputes were conducted via video conference in 2020, and it is now expected that video hearings will become a permanent fixture rather than a temporary workaround. Further changes in the pipeline include a new initiative that will allow Rospatent to outsource patent searches and substantive examination to accredited scientific organisations and universities.

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