The conference "Intellectual Property in the Era of Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities" was held over December 9th to 11th at the School of Law of the University of Sun Yatsen.
On the eve of the discussions at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, the May issue of the journal "Zakon" ("Law") is published, carrying an article by Institute Director, Alexey Ivanov.
On October 31st, the business daily newspaper Vedomosti held its annual conference, 'Antitrust regulation in Russia', and Institute staff spoke at the session 'IP & antitrust regulation'.
Mid-May in Russia saw the return of what has become the flagship national brainstorming session concerning technological development - Foresight Fleet. This year, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives discussed the National Technology Initiative (NTI); its implemententation strategy and its management. The NTI is a comprehensive program of directives that will guide the leadership of Russian companies into new markets, and which is tasked with achieveving excellence for Russia on the world economic stage over the next 15-20 years. The Institute for Law and Development organised the track inside the Foresight Fleet together with the Skolkovo Foundation.
On May 12 a joint meeting of the NTI IPNet and FoodNet working groups was held concerning intellectual property issues in agribusiness: "Intellectual property in genetic resources: challenges for the development of agricultural science and production". The discussion took place on the eve of 'Foresight Fleet', aimed at joint elaboration of the strategy of the National Technology Initiative.
On February 19, 2016, Rospatent held a roundtable on "the Patenting of Medicines and Methods of Treatment: whether or not the balance of interests is respected".
Towards a New Global Intellectual Property System: the Threats to and Opportunities for IP Development in BRICS Countries
On April 2nd, Laboratory Head Alexey Ivanov delivered a report at the international theoretical and practical conference 'Economic Cooperation of BRICS Countries as the Basis for a Multipolar World', organised by the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
On December 1, a roundtable session was held at the Skolkovo Hypercube, organized within the context of cooperation between the Foundation and the Intellectual Property Court.
At a meeting between senior figures at the Laboratory and the EEC Minister of Economics and Financial Policy, Timur Suleimenov, held on October 6, it was decided that an expert report should be drawn up on the selection of systems for the exhaustion of intellectual property rights.