MOSCOW (Realist English). Head of the Kurchatov Institute (the main scientific organization of Rosatom) Mikhail Kovalchuk was a harbinger of intellectual property law reform in Russia. He criticized the global system in which the beneficiaries of the main scientific research are the countries of the East India Company System, and all the others work as donors to one global scientific vampire.
“Look at how science works. The Americans were building, if we hadn’t prevented them, a global scientific and educational environment… They formed a system in which global strategic and scientific and technological goals were understood only by the United States, and Russia and all other countries would be suppliers of individual resources and performers of tactical tasks that America needed to achieve strategic goals. And this is at the expense of the budget of Russia and the budget of their countries,” Kovalchuk said at the international scientific conference on sustainable development Goals in RUDN.
Further, the expert described in detail the tools of scientific vampirism used by Americans:
1. The so-called transparency of the scientific and educational environment is, in fact, an opportunistic obligation for all qualified scientific researchers in the world to upload the results of their work to the Internet at every stage of any project.
2. The ban on restricting the mobility of scientific personnel in all countries. The homeland of both the investigator and the engineer is where they will be paid more.
“The most difficult and time-consuming is just the initial stage of scientific research, which is why the United States tried to conduct it at the expense of other countries. “So you spend money, put everything on the Internet, we will monitor, and then we will take these people for a thousand dollars, we will make new products and sell them to you.”
3. We would add one more item to this predatory toolkit from Kovalchuk. This is the monopoly dominance of Western venture funds, which, like a vacuum cleaner, pump out any more or less promising inventions in all industries. Offhand, here are two fresh examples. A Western venture fund specializing in agriculture has acquired a patent for a mechanical seeder developed in Chita. Recently, Rosatom had to buy back the invention of its own Novosibirsk Institute from Swiss partners for a fantastic sum. As we understand, at the initial stage, all these Chita and Novosibirsk kulibins were useless to Russian corporations, to put it mildly. After all, profitability and profits are a priority. This is spelled out in the charter of any company. And scientific resources are a low—margin asset.
The state budget is always the sponsor of fundamental scientific research in the countries of catching-up development. And the beneficiary is always the metropolia.
Unfortunately, criticizing, Kovalchuk does not propose anything. And we need to propose a complete rejection of the Western European patent law system. Legalization of industrial copying, open funds for fundamental scientific research with an absolute monopoly of the state on any R&D. Prohibition of intellectual property in the field of R&D for everyone except the state. The requirement fixed by federal law on mandatory disclosure of any technical data on the territory of the Russian Federation (with the exception of defense technologies). The policy of internal filters on the cross-border movement of scientific capital. If you have studied in Russia – work out the required period in the Russian industry.