In the 1st Asia Science and Technology Seminar held from March 19th to March 21st, 2006 in Bangkok under the theme of "Appropriate Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Regime & Practical System for Utilization of IPR for Asia", with the participation of approximately 40 distinguished researchers, administrators and specialists on IPR from 13 countries and region, the participants in this seminar made enthusiastic discussion from a perspective of science and technology and reached to make following proposals to the government, the academic circle and the other concerned of each country/region.
It should be targeted to reinforce the international network of practitioners
of Asian countries/regions on IPR taking advantage of the opportunity
like this Seminar and to encourage to establish "Appropriate Intellectual
Property Right (IPR) Regime & Practical System for Utilization of
IPR for Asia" complementing merits and demerits of each country/region
by sharing the information, experience and experts in IPR field in Asia.
1) Sharing Experiences in Technology Transfer
It is important to pursue
an appropriate system of Technology Transfer (TT) (University-Industry
Partnership) in individual countries/regions by studying and exchanging
the experiences and information about various examples of policies and
practices of TT in Asia.
To facilitate experience and information exchange on TT in Asia more effectively;
- Sharing experiences and information among practitioners on TT for finding
the best practice in each country/region
2) Joint Policy Research
It is important to balance between IPR protection and its diffusion. It is also important to establish and implement an IPR system which harmonizes with the state of economic and social development, cultures and traditions in each country/region.
To enhance joint policy research on IP in Asia more fruitfully, the following issues might be worth to do joint policy studies;
- Optimal mode of industry and academy relation (the
3) Human Resources Development in IP
It is important to bring up human resources who have more IPR-oriented mind in order to facilitate to solve the common issues on IPR among Asia. Further education and support for practitioners (researchers, policymakers and administrators etc.) in Asia are matters of necessity.
To expedite human resources development in IP field in Asia;
- Increasing the number and quality of IP human resources, especially high-level experts are demanded.
- Encouraging Masters program in IP and technology commercialization management
- Establishing curriculum where IP paraprofessionals are trained and educated in IP protection, management, utilization, technology valuation, licensing and commercialization etc.
- Collecting and sharing case studies on effective
IP awareness/promotion strategies pursued in each country/region
4) Sharing IP Resources (Database, Experts)
It is important to build a cooperative system to share common resources on IPR (Database, Experts, etc.) in Asia, which should be utilized as a source of common knowledge.
To realize sharing IP resources (Database, Experts) in Asia;
- Targeting harmonization of IP Database in Asia as a source of knowledge by considering active use of un-utilized patents, the benefits of local Small-Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and its affordability.
- Each nation member should update their information.
- A summary in English on the website of each national IP database should be encouraged
- Targeting future integration of IPR database among
Asian countries/regions for one uniform database