SCIENCE DAY IN SERBIA

SCIENCE DAY IN SERBIA

July 10, 2014

Today, on July 10, 2014, we celebrate “The Day of Science” in Serbia, in the honor of Nikola Tesla and at the same time to commemorate the birth of our prominent scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla draw the attention of the world public to the importance of the intellectual property in one of the articles published in the American magazine “Sun” on May 18, 1904 where he wrote: “One of the greatest problems the world is facing today is finding the way and proper manner how to protect intellectual property. The more we are developing, the more intensively this need is pressing.”

The growing role of intellectual property in the economy and society based on knowledge led to the increase of activities in raising awareness in this field. The knowledge of protection and implementation of IP rights is important for every individual, in order to secure in the right way the progress of society based on the development of science and innovative technology. Efficient management of patents should represent the important basic of strategy of every scientific organization. This does not imply only the protection of technical solutions, but also the use of patent documentation. Technical information contained in patent documents can not be found in order sources. Over 80% of technical knowledge is contained in patent documents alone. Therefore, it is recommendable before the beginning of the scientific projects to perform the search of known solutions, not only in books and expert literature but also in available data bases of patent literature (you can find out more about the data bases here). The IPO tries to stimulate with its activities the scientists, inventors, business companies, faculties and institutes to use more in the framework of its regular activities the knowledge contained within intellectual property for the sake of the promotion of science and introduction of innovations. For that reason, seminars, workshops and trainings are organized for all interested parties in the domain of patent protection, the use of patent information and the search of data bases, including also other fields of intellectual property (trademarks, industrial design, geographical indications of origin, topographies of semiconductor circuits and copyright). If you are interested in the trainings and workshops in the field of intellectual property, you can contact us by electronic address at info.eic@yis.gov.rs, phone 011 20 25 800 or personally.