IFIA grants the legal title to the inventors
IFIA launches the project of the Inv. Membership for the inventors
The 33rd IFIA Virtual meeting was held on February 04, 2020, and the IFIA Executive Committee accepted that IFIA launches the project Inv. Inventors Membership.
According to a final enactment from IFIA executive members dated September 11, 2017, in Visakhapatnam-India,
Assignment of title to the inventors. Doctors and Ph.D. holders in all countries use Dr as Title. Engineers in some countries use Eng as a Title. Such a title helps to differentiate qualified and competent professionals from the rest. On the other hand, there is no system that recognizes genuine inventors and innovators, contributing significantly to the knowledge economy and adding to the public stock of knowledge. It was proposed to institutionalize an arrangement whereby the innovators are recognized with the title based on their competency and track record as a member of Chartered Innovators Council. It was approved to use the title “Inv” for inventors and innovators.
in order to respect of inventors, it was mandated that the INV title be awarded to the inventors alongside IFIA Membership by requirements.
The necessary criteria to obtain Inv title and its membership certificate are follows:
- Having a national or international patent
- Having a national or international invention award
- Having a recommendation letter from IFIA’s members
- Pay one-year Inv’s membership fee for each application
Regarding this issue, at the first step, IFIA members office must be received their inventor’s application from their country then the IFIA official members shall be notified to the IFIA Secretariat by sending their inventors list (at least fifteen requests) and transfer one year each Inv. membership fee to the IFIA bank account, Then IFIA office shall take the necessary steps to issue a one-year Inv’s membership certificate to qualified inventors, finally, IFIA members dedicate the Inv. certificate (Electronic version) to its inventors.
In this regard, inventors can contact IFIA’s members’ offices in their country or contact the head office by the following email: