108 invention patents will participate in the first exhibition of inventions, which will start on Wednesday.

The Engineer Manar 'Ata-Allah Ali al-Sa'di, member of the preparatory Committee of the conference and the first exhibition of inventions, which will be launched on Wednesday the 5th of April 2017 under the patronage of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine and in cooperation with the Iraqi Inventors Forum, has announced that the number of invention patents participating in the inventions' conference, is 108 invention patents chosen among 500 patents in five fields: Medical, Engineering, Scientific, Agricultural and Military.

And he added: "Many criteria have been adopted to accept the inventions participating in the conference by the specialized joint committees of the inventors' forum and of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, adopting international standards similar to those used in similar exhibitions. The most important criteria are:

1- The invention shall have a patent invention certificate from the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control.

2- It shall be within the period of protection provided before less than 20 years, otherwise there is no benefit from the patent because it protect the inventor only for 20 years.

3- The invention, if applied, is of great benefit to the country especially in the present circumstances.

4- The investment of the invention shall be possible at the current time and at the lowest possible cost.

5- Its raw materials shall be available in Iraq so that the importation of raw materials does not cost the country foreign currency.

Mr. al-Sa'di indicated: "The selection process was done without knowing the name of the inventor, as the committee could only see the number of the patent, its title and summary, and then after the selection and publication, the names were attached so that the process is more transparent and fair, allowing each inventor to share one patent and excluding repetition."

On the other hand, the preparatory committees of the conference and its exhibition have announced the completion of all preparations will be launched at 3 pm under the slogan "Karbala of tender is the station of the science and scientists" at the halls of the Kulayni Service Complex of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine located on the road (Baghdad - Karbala) and will continue until the 7th of April. The opening ceremony will include the welcome speeches and the introduction to the conference, as well as the word of the Iraqi Standardization and Quality Control Authority and the opening of the exhibition of the inventions.

It is to note that the conference and exhibition aims to support inventors and innovators, to encourage the investment of inventions and the industrial models, to support and encourage the Iraqi minds and to discover and develop inventions.
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