Wednesday, August 22, 2007

To Market Local Research

In our Ninth Malaysian Plan, our efforts to elevate our human capital has seen huge fundings of research and development of up to RM5 billion in our local institution of higher learning. Most of the research are shown in local exhibitions such as National IP Day (HHIN), ITEX, Pecipta and MTE. I have been to most of the exhibitions to find happy and proud inventors.

It is a dream for inventors to find their inventions in market. Hence, the research and invention findings need to gain exposure. UKM and UPM have make use of the internet to expose their research on the following website:

I appreciate UPMs commitment in highlighting their patents on their website. It is a common practice for patent office to highlight their countries patent activities by publishing their patents on the internet. However, our MYIPO has a restriction on online patent search. It is a deadly blow to our local research scene because we have bright research and inventions without adequate exposure to the world. I hope MYIPO can remove the restriction to allow our research and inventions to be exposed to the world.