International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) Patent Advisory Service
Following is a list of services regarding intellectual property rights (IPR) matters that the ISTC Secretariat provides to institutes that are recipients of ISTC project funding:
Training courses on basic approaches to IPR protection and management
Advisory service on general issues (procedures, documentation, web sites, local experts, etc.) provided by Secretariat staff
Consultancy service on specific issues (patent search, preparation of patent application, filing of patent application, etc.) provided by professional experts on recipient request approved by the Secretariat
Advisory service on allocation of IPR with foreign partners for partner-funded projects (for regular projects, allocation is consistent with Statute and Project Agreement)
Financial support to prepare and file patent application in Russia or under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (not abroad)
Full-scale service (including market search, preparation and filing of patent application abroad, etc.) for technologies approved for Commercialization Support program
ISTC IPR services are available to all ISTC recipient institutes including those in Armenia.
SOURCE: Information provided by ISTC, June 2004.