Iran wants progress and advancement to be at the service of peace, global justice and welfare of human beings…
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday amending the law on registering inventions and innovations is on his government’s agenda.
“Presently registration of inventions is within the framework of registration of companies under the supervision of the judiciary. The fact that a scientific innovation and invention is subject to accurate study of (university) faculty members, was discussed at the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution,” the president told the Third National Festival of Innovation and Prosperity, IRNA reported.
He said under the present circumstances an inventor who for years has toiled to complete an invention cannot stand up for his/her rights and is obliged to file a complaint with the judiciary.
“If the instruments for amending the law on registering inventions could be charted out at the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, we will change the law. If not, we will send a bill to the Majlis to amend the law,” he noted.
The president reiterated government backing for inventors and said his administration is determined to create the conditions for offering the opportunity to commercialize inventions.
“The National Foundation of Elites should mobilize for this purpose. The resources for the fund for supporting knowledge-based companies, which in essence are a form of support for inventors, will be made available to companies and innovators.”
He urged inventors and innovators to heed the humanitarian dimensions of scientific work and focus on self-confidence.
Ahmadinejad said Iran’s scientific drive is different from the Western model.
“The path undertaken by others has incurred irreparable damage on humanity…We should avoid that course. Our objectives and theirs are different. Iran wants progress and advancement to be at the service of peace, global justice and welfare of human beings…It does not want to plunder public wealth or humiliate the people,” he noted.