Thursday, February 09, 2006

Integration of IPR into Scientific Development : New Emperor's Clothes?

"According to the National Guideline on Medium- and Long-Term Program for Science and Technology Development (2006-2020) issued by the State Council on Thursday, China will increase its science and technology innovation level by making full use of the IPR system."

It looks like the new emperor's clothes to me. And what about:

"A social credit system favorable to the protection of intellectual property right should be established and improved, the guideline says."

Doesn't such a 'social credit system' already exist, called patents. Patents stimulate R&D and innovation and reward inventors and patent holders. To use a new guideline is probably more red tape. Why not start to enforce the existing IP law more vigorously?

People's Daily Online used Xinhua as the source. Read more here

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