Friday, 11 June 2010

Innovation and intellectual property

Today’s highlight comes from a book from the collection Inova which aims to promote knowledge about development and sustainability. The book ‘Intellectual Property and Innovation in Industry’, published by the Federation of Industries of Paraná (FIEP) in Brazil, intents to raise public awareness about the national importance of this topic.

According to the Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industriale (INPI) of Brazil, the book contains an Article written by Jorge Avila (INPI president) which presents a project of cooperation between nine South American countries in the area of IP (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay). The proposal, said the note, “is to promote the exchange of technical information in patent examinations, for example, which facilitates the work of the examiners in all countries.”

While I have not read the book, the idea/project sounds good to me. I wonder why the author did not include Bolivia and Venezuela?

If you happen to get hold of the book, would you like to write a review – we will be happy to post it in this blog.

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