International Forum Fest “Intellectual Property for Future”




In April 2019, the International Forum Fest “Intellectual Property for Future” / # IPFORFUTURE / # IPFF was first held at the Center for Import Substitution and Localization of St.Petersburg (LENEXPO). This year the event was coincided with the annual celebration of International Intellectual Property Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 26th.


The Forum was organized by the Patent-Legal Firm NEVA-PATENT, Intellectual Property Development Foundation, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University with the support of St. Petersburg Government.


For six days representatives of state authorities, business, science, education, innovation infrastructure, public and professional organizations in the field of intellectual property from 5 countries and 19 regions of the Russian Federation shared knowledge, experience and best practices in creation, identification, management, commercialization and legal protection of intellectual property. More than 70 speakers made the presentations within 21 thematic sections at the main venue of the Forum in LENEXPO, as well as at satellite events at partners’ sites – Unified Entrepreneurship Center of St. Petersburg, Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg State University of Economics.


The most challenging topics of the Forum were the following ones: issues of commercialization and valuation of intellectual property in science, education, industry and business, patenting of new technical solutions in Russia and abroad, legal protection of intellectual property in information technologies (IP in IT), judicial protection of exclusive rights.
Presentations of speakers from the USA, Canada, Germany and Jordan, as well as of Russian specialists in international patenting (as a part of the “International professional cooperation – image of the future” working session, organized by Russian Export Center) were very relevant for Russian companies planning to export their products abroad.


During the event an exhibition area was also organized where one could get acquainted with examples of successful commercialization of intellectual property projects, including implemented scientific and technical developments, protected by patents of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.


The International Forum Fest “Intellectual Property for Future” has become an important event for the business life of St. Petersburg, promoting interprofessional, international and interregional cooperation in the sphere of intellectual property, exchange of best practices, success stories, and more globally-innovative development of science, education, production sector, business, creative and inventive activity of the Northwest region and Russia as a whole.


The Forum participants acknowledged the professionalism of the speakers, high level of the presentations, relevance of the topics and showed interest in conducting thematic events under the auspices of the Forum in the regions of the Russian Federation aimed at international, interregional cooperation and intellectual property knowledge popularization.


The organizers of the Forum sincerely thank for organizational and informational support: the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Republic of Mari El, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Murmansk, Novgorod, Tula regions, as well as the Federal Institute of Industrial Property, the Russian Patent and Technical Library, the Russian National Library, Russian Export Center, the Center for Import Substitution and Localization of St. Petersburg, Unified Entrepreneurship Center of St. Petersburg, the Russian Authors Society North-West branch representative, the regional branch of VOIR in St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Translators Union, the Association of Russian developers, teachers and users of TRIZ, the International Association of Children’s Robotics IYRA, the Guild of Board Game Developers “GRANI”, the Business Angel Organizations Union, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, IP University project of the Siberian Federal University, Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, Rosinka-Polyustrovo LLC, NEKO LLC, “Vosstaniya 6” Translation Bureau , LLC “PK Rekvizit”, “Okhta” Center for Children and Youth Technical Creativity, “MGBot” LLC, “BFK-Proekt” LLC, Glazing Technology Center LLC, Brain Development LLC, Expert Systems LLC, and all organizations and companies, which delegated their representatives to participate in the event as speakers and guests of the Forum.


Special thanks are extended to our colleagues from foreign and Russian patent and law firms: Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), BCF Business Law, Patent Hatchery, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT, Deloitte Legal, Dentons, Kachkin & Partners, Lyapunov & Partners, Uskov & Partners, Capital Legal Services, Frese and Partners, Justa Aura, Your Patent, Legal Expert.


The organizers also would like to express the gratitude to the volunteers from St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University for the assistance during the Forum.


It is possible to download the presentations of the speakers, the final document, the list of partners and speakers, the IPFF Forum 2019 photo report, as well as to learn about upcoming events on:


The activities and projects of the Intellectual Property Development Foundation are presented on:


Currently, the Intellectual Property Development Foundation is accepting proposals and applications for educational events in the sphere of intellectual property for the second half of 2019, as well as for 2020-2021.


The Organizing Committee: Yuri Sharipov, Alexey Petrov, Natalia Petrova, Vasilisa Shirenko, Ismail Kadiev.