A scientific symposium under the title "Patent Registration in the Sciences and Engineering Fields," by the Technology Transfer Office and the Research Outreach Department of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies. Prof. Maamar Bettayeb, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, attended the symposium presented by Eng. Ahmed Saleh, Head of Patents Department at Al-Tamimi and Partners Office. Dr. Mohamed Al Hemairy, Head of the Technology Transfer Office, moderated the symposium in the presence of several faculty members, researchers, and students.
The symposium began with a speech by Prof. Maamar Bettayeb during which he welcomed the attendees, indicating the importance of the topic covered by this symposium, which comes in implementation of the University's strategic plan, especially in the field of innovation and creativity. He added that it also works on translating the results of scientific research in various disciplines into patents and coincides with the University's launch of the project to establish Sharjah Oasis for Technology and Innovation.
The symposium dealt with several topics, including introducing the innovation process, patent registration mechanisms, its success in labor markets, the different stages of innovation, and the importance of patenting for universities and academic institutions in support of the global rankings of universities. It also addressed the increase of financial returns through patent licenses and creating an environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship in the university community. The symposium also presented examples of several patent models registered for the University of Sharjah and universities in the UAE.