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The Star Online TechCentral: Multipronged Drive To Boost Local Intellectual Property

The concept of intellectual property (IP) is often misunderstood as being just “an obscure legal concept that is of little value in everyday life,” lamented Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Haji Mohd Shafie Apdal on Monday. He said the importance of IP cannot be underestimated. “IP has become one of the biggest assetsLearn More
  • 27 Apr, 2005
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Commercializing IP At Government Level

Today, the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation (MyIPO) and Microsoft Malaysia jointly organised a one-day seminar on “Strategic Management of Intellectual Property Assets” in Putrajaya. This was the first module of a 10-module strategic IP management programme aimed at senior government officials and policymakers to provide a guide on key aspects of intellectual property (IP) policyLearn More
  • 25 Apr, 2005
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Bernama: Technology Acquisition Key For M’sia’s Biotech Push, Says Jamaludin

Technology acquisition will be a crucial factor in Malaysia’s biotechnology push as the country aims to derive 4-5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) from the sector by 2020. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis today said as a relatively new player, Malaysia cannot afford to depend on organic growthLearn More
  • 15 Apr, 2005
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The Star Online TechCentral: Ministry Moves To Get Special Court

The need for a special court to hear cases involving copyright infringement is pressing, said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry. While hundreds have been arrested and charged for the offence, most of these cases remain backlogged in the courts, said the Ministry. Deputy Minister S. Veerasingam said the courts favour hearing high-priority cases,Learn More
  • 13 Apr, 2005
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Why Can’t We All Work Together?

Today, at a conference where I was invited to speak, I met up with a speaker from one of the local universities and we got talking about how the different local universities handled their Intellectual Property. For many universities IP is a new area and they have had to (and some are still trying to)Learn More
  • 6 Apr, 2005
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The Star Online TechCentral: Slow Patenting Process Threatens Innovation

The crawling pace of new patent registrations could affect Malaysia’s competitiveness in the global marketplace. More than 33,000 patent applications were filed with the Malaysian Intellectual Property Corporation from 1999 to last year, but only about a quarter have to date been approved for registration. The current situation is at odds with the huge economicLearn More
  • 4 Apr, 2005
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OCTOBER 2004 PRESS RELEASE – MALAYSIAN INNOVATIONS EXPECTED TO INCREASE WITH NEW BILL

By Mindvault Sdn Bhd Kuala Lumpur, 28 October 2004 – The recent announcement by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) to introduce a new Bill modelled after the United States’ Bayh-Dole Act (the Act) is seen as a positive step towards helping local scientists reap commercial benefit from their research efforts. “This moveLearn More
  • 28 Oct, 2004
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JULY 2004 PRESS RELEASE – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THE HIDDEN ASSET

By Mindvault Sdn Bhd When an organization knows which intellectual property rights to protect, when to protect them and in which forms, it may well find another viable channel to profitability. A far cry from the narrow view of protecting an author’s or creator’s claims of ownership towards their work, developments in the field haveLearn More
  • 21 Jul, 2004
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LEVERAGING ON AND VALUING INTELLECTUAL ASSETS

By Renuka Sena Director Mindvault Sdn Bhd An edited version of this article was published on 28 June 2004 in the [email protected] pullout of The Edge, Malaysia’s leading Business & Investment Weekly. In today’s exceedingly competitive markets, the use and protection of Intellectual Assets is often the difference between continued success, and impending failure of aLearn More
  • 28 Jun, 2004
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