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QU’s (IIP Office) marks World Intellectual Property Day | Qatar University

QU’s (IIP Office) marks World Intellectual Property Day

2020-04-27 00:00:00.0
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Qatar University’s The Innovation & Intellectual Property Office (IIP Office) marked World Intellectual Property Day. The office held second E-seminar titled “Intellectual Property, Innovation and Overcoming the Crisis of COVID-19”, yesterday through Webex.
With the participation of experts from Qatar University, The Ministry of Commerce and Industry and The Qatar Scientific Club, to discuss the role of intellectual property rights in enabling scientific research to confront crisis. In addition a discussion on the development and production of national innovations to overcome COVID-19 crisis.
Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at QU welcomed the attendees and praised the efforts of researchers of the state agencies, she said: “The on-going pandemic urges to redouble our efforts towards our fight against Coronavirus. Encourage innovation that qualify to support various sectors of the state and enable them to meet major challenges. The awareness should be addressed from its legal and commercial aspects, but also from the consequences that human beings are facing.”
The seminar's agenda included several sessions, where Amna Jaber al-Kuwari, Director of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection department at The Ministry of Commerce and Industry discussed the role of the Department in facilitating the businessmen in Qatar to assist them in facing this crisis with the least possible losses.
Dr. Mohamed Salem Abouelfarag Elsaid Mohamed, Director of IIP Office and Associate Professor of Commercial Law at Qatar University, addressed the role of intellectual property rights in enabling scientific research to confront crisis.
The session of Dr. Abdul Majeed Hammouda, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of Engineering at Qatar University, entitled “Research and Development”, in which he presented the relationship between research and development. He also discussed the importance of permanent and continuous research to keep pace with technological developments, environmental changes and other matters that affect society in the world.
Last session entitled "Development and production of national innovations to overcome the crisis COVID-19 " with the participation of Dr. Hareb Al-Jabri, Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at The College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University, Dr. Mahmoud Abdul-Latif, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Administration and Economics at Qatar University, and Abdul Rahman Saleh Khamis, Technical Director at the Qatar Scientific Club.
Dr. Elsaid Mohamed pointed out the importance of such seminars to communicate with researchers, innovators and experts to exchange their experiences about inventions and innovations, how to develop them and preserve the rights of their ideas.