WIPO Offers IFIA Three Awards to Support SVIIF 2018
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has had a long-lasting cooperation with IFIA in various aspects of invention and innovation. This year, WIPO Director General, Mr. Francis Gurry, supports Silicon Valley International Invention Festival (SVIIF) 2018, to be held from July 2nd-4th, by offering three WIPO Awards to be presented in the awarding ceremony to the best showcased inventions as selected by the Jury Board. IFIA extends the most profound appreciations on the contribution provided by WIPO to support the inventors attending SVIIF 2018 and the assistance for the dissemination of the culture of invention and innovation which is a shared goal of IFIA & WIPO.
In addition, pursuant to the meetings organized between IFIA and WIPO Center, it is planned to hold a video conference on WIPO Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) alongside SVIIF 2018 in order to raise awareness among the participants about the settlement of disputes arising from international IP transactions through time and cost-efficient solutions offered by WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center rather than court litigation.
Meanwhile, WIPO Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) Steering Committee intends to organize a workshop during SVIIF to acquaint the participants with IAP program which aims to connect the underprivileged inventors from developing countries with the attorneys who provide pro bono legal assistance in order to draft their patent file.