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Will elevate IPR awareness and expertise

Many players in the Norwegian research sector would benefit from greater knowledge about intellectual property rights (IPR). The Research Council and the Industrial Property Office have now joined forces to do something about this. The new agreement will be of particular use for research groups such as those associated with Research Council’s programme, Commercialising R&D Results (FORNY2020).

Otto Scharff, from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, and Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, from the Division for Innovation at the Research Council signed the cooperation agreement between their two agencies. Photo: Bård Amundsen Otto Scharff, from the Norwegian Industrial Property Office, and Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, from the Division for Innovation at the Research Council signed the cooperation agreement between their two agencies. (Photo: Bård Amundsen) Capitalising on research a must

“It is essential to social and industrial development that the results of R&D projects not only are put to use, but are applied effectively and properly. Intellectual property rights comprise a key element in this process,” says Anne Kjersti Fahlvik, Executive Director of the Division for Innovation of the Research Council

“The Research Council is encouraging a deliberate, strategic approach to IPR, both within the projects we fund and among our own employees. Increased knowledge of IPR in Norwegian industry and at universities, hospital trusts, university colleges and independent research institutes can enhance our competitiveness and boost value creation,” Anne Kjersti Fahlvik states.

Great need for knowledge

Otto Scharff, Director of Marketing and Information at the Industrial Property Office, is pleased to be collaborating with the Research Council to improve the level of patenting knowledge among researchers and industry. It is an important task, as dealing with legal rights is often a critical part of applying research findings.

Mr Scharff emphasises that registering as many patents as possible is not a goal. The most important aspect of the agreement is elevating IPR awareness and expertise in respect to the doors this can open.

Information and training activities

The Industrial Property Office and the Research Council are planning a number of joint information and training activities. The two agencies are also considering coordinating and developing existing and new services. The objective is to provide a wide array of opportunities to the customers they share.

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