Positive dynamics in the field of inventions was recorded in Russia, scientists began to devote more time to creating new devices and innovations. However, the number of patent applications does not increase.
Unfortunately, there are still a number of problems with the formalization of innovation. According to the head of Rospatent, despite the annual increase in domestic inventions, the demand for patents remains at the same low level.
One of the reasons for this trend is that not all inventors are able to correctly file a patent application, and some do not know how to do it. The country needs a broad retraining program, retraining, an additional education program. And in general it is necessary to increase inventive activity.
In 2017, the number of patent applications for inventions decreased by 12.3% compared to 2016 to 36,454, follows from the data of Rospatent.