29 May 2022
Egypt Hosts First Arab Conference on IP, 4IR Applications


Egypt hosted the First Arab Conference: Intellectual Property (IP) and Applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, on May 22-23, in New Borg El-Arab City.
 
The conference was co-organized by the Arab Administrative Development Organization of the League of Arab States (LAS) and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, under the theme “Lessons learned from Japanese and Arab experiences.”
 
The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) participated in the conference. ITIDA representative discussed the role of the Agency in protecting software, during the session “IP and digital transformation in the Japanese and some Arab experiences.”
 
The objectives of the conference included clarifying the importance of IP and the philosophy of protection in international agreements and its role in supporting the economies of countries and economic growth; presenting legislative developments in the field of IP; and highlighting the role of digital transformation as one of the outcomes of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in building the knowledge economy through various applications.
 
In addition, the conference was aimed at explaining the role of universities in promoting innovation for small and medium-sized companies; determining the lessons learned from the Japanese experience and some Arab experiences in digital transformation and their relationship to IP; and presenting practical applications on IP issues and arbitration as a mechanism for settling their disputes.
 
The conference featured several themes, including IP and the philosophy of protection in international agreements and its role in supporting the economies of countries and economic growth; legislative developments in the field of IP; IP rights (IPRs) and digital transformation; the role of universities in promoting innovation for small and medium-sized companies; and the economic return of IP and sustainable development. This is in addition to IPRs and competition protection and their impact on consumer protection; IP and digital transformation in the Japanese experience and some Arab experiences; practical issues in IP and arbitration as a mechanism for settling disputes; and practical experiences and applications of patents for researchers from the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology.
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