In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, countries around the world are focusing on
innovation across societies and economies as innovation is deemed to serve as an
essential growth engine that can drive future growth. The World Innovation Index
announced the UN WIPO ranked South Korea first in Asia followed by Singapore,
China and Japan, and was also ranked sixth among 132 countries surveyed.
In this regard, the Korean government may boost innovative growth successfully using
intellectual properties given that innovative activities such as future investment and patent
application mainly constitute the calculation of the world innovation index. South Korea was
ranked first for third straight years in terms of human capital and research that measure
future investment in this year's World Innovation Index. In addition, South Korea was
ranked fifth top in two evaluation sectors in terms of calculation due to a rise in the number
of application for intellectual property rights at home and overseas.
Last year, South Korea was ranked third in terms of research and development investment
and number of patents followed by the United States and Germany in the rank of IMD science
infrastructure. However, the protection of intellectual property rights was ranked 37th and
support for promoting legal innovation in relation to science research was ranked 31st, each
of which remains far below.
Knowledge property beyond national borders and ideologies suggest new governance
to the global economy. With the emergence of new task sectors, existing tasks require
sophistication and efficiency which exceed being in-person. Innovation is far more in dire
need for now than ever in a bid to take preemptive steps toward a new paradigm beyond
the existing system.Safeguarding the Korean government's intellectual property and taking
advantage of it properly will be essential to improving national competitiveness.
The Financial News and the Patent Office will hold the 13th International Intellectual
Property Protection Conference at the Westin Josun Hotel, Grand Ball Room on the first
floor at Sogong-dong, Seoul on February 9, 2023 with an aim for the future of Korea's
intellectual property. Prominent scholars from at home and abroad will gather at this event
under the theme of "Intellectual Property, the Driving Force of Innovative Growth."
This event will be an opportune moment to hear insightful views on cases of innovative growth
and protections from distinguished scholars.
Title : The 13th International Intellectual Property Protection Conference
Theme : Intellectual Property, the Driving Force of Innovative Growth
Date : February 9th(Thur), 2023, 09:00 - 15:00 (KST)
Venue : Grand ballroom, The Westin Josun Seoul (1F)
Host : The Financial News, Korean Intellectual Property Office
Organizer : Korea Intellectual Property Protection Agency
Sponsor : Presidential Council on Intellectual Property, Korea Patent Attorneys Association
Contact : International Intellectual Property Protection Conference Secretariat
Tel, +82-2-6965-0013 / E-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org