Intellectual property in innovative activity of Russian university: issues of legal regulation and legal aspects of the management
The article provides a general overview of legal problems related to regulation and management of intellectual property (IP) in innovative activity of Russian university. The relevance of the problem is explained by the reference to IP as an object of rights which exists, first of all, in the form of a legal construction. The authors provide a general overview of IP regulation in Russia including the aspects of IP management, focusing on that objects and ways of disposal which are relevant to academic and educational activity. The article contains a general analysis of special regulation of IP related to education and research, and an analysis of current local enactments set forth by universities in this area. The article discusses the problems of regulation of state-owned IP and a general approach to IP management is suggested. The authors conclude that the development of strategic approaches in the area of innovative activity of Russian university shall, inter alia, imply a balance of interests including both the necessities related to commercialization of the results of intellectual activity, and the priorities of free informational exchange which is vital for reaching the aims of education.
intellectual property, university, innovative activity, results of intellectual activity, state intellectual property, intellectual property management
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