In 2022, applicants of the Kemerovo region (Kuzbass) received 154 patents for inventions, 8 patents for industrial designs, registered 318 trademarks. All indicators exceed last year's. The number of applications for computer programs and databases is also growing. A total of 313 applications were submitted, which is almost 43% more than a year earlier and is a record figure for the last 5 years.
"The growth of patent activity was facilitated by the cooperation agreement concluded in 2020 between Kuzbass, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Rospatent. We already have 12 such agreements with the subjects of the Russian Federation, all of which show positive results in the field of intellectual property. We will continue to contribute to the scientific and technological development of Kuzbass, provide our tools and services," Yuri Zubov noted in the report.
The head of Rospatent also added that, in coordination with the leadership of Kuzbass, the participation of the Federal Institute of Industrial Property (FIPS) subordinate to Rospatent in a comprehensive program for the development and implementation of an effective management system for research, innovation and production is already being worked out.
"The strategy for the development of intellectual property is one of the priorities in Kuzbass. The Scientific and Educational Center "Kuzbass" regularly holds competitions, round tables, seminars aimed at improving skills in this field and popularizing intellectual work," said Irina Ganieva, director of the ANO "Scientific and Educational Center "Kuzbass".