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Valery Djermakian

Valery Djermakian

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  • A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University (1966-1971)
  • Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property (1971-1973)
  • A. N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University (1981)


  • The Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE)
  • Russian Academy of Natural Sciences


  • Russian Patent Office (1971-2005)
  • All-Union Scientific Research Institute of textile industry (1976-1984)
  • Gorodissky and Partners since 2005


  • Russian
  • English
  • Analysis and generalization of cases considered by the Chamber of Patent Disputes, courts and administrative authorities, forming an internal database of legal practice
  • Development of proposals on improvement of the Russian IP legislation and administrative regulations of Russian PTO
  • Analysis of Russian and European IP legislation
  • Patent dispute/protection advising and holding associated search in order to define the invention background


  • The Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE)
  • Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
  • “The new single device as the object of the utility model” (“Patents and Licenses”, № 11, 2018)
  • “On replacing the disclosure of a feature in the claims by referring to a source of information” (“Patents and Licenses”, № 10, 2018)
  • “In Search of Interest” (“Patent Attorney” Magazine, № 4, 2018)
  • “Day of expiration of the payment of the annual patent fee in the sense of clause 1 of article 1400 of the Civil code of the Russian Federation” (“The IP Court Journal”, January 2018)
  • “Selective achievements and the Russian PTO as a bane to the heated passions over patenting of chemical compounds” (“The IP Court Journal”, May 2017)
  • “Recalling of an application, would you please obey the law” (“Patent attorney”, #1, 2017)
  • “Specific names of goods that include a made up name” (“The IP Court Journal”, January 2017)
  • “Russian patent law: Natural selection” (Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review, October 2016)
  • “Russian PTO offers to outsource the patent searches” (“Patents and Licenses”, #9, 2016)
  • “How 16382-87 device should be read” (“Patent attorney”, #4, 2016)
  • “Device - is the only subject matter in patent law” (“The IP Court Journal”, May 2016)
  • “Features of an invention in a claim or features of a claim” (“The IP Court Journal”, #11, April 2016)
  • “Payment of remuneration for the use of the invention according to a patent terminated early” (“Patents and licenses”, #3, 2016)
  • “What is meant by well-known equivalent features?" (“Patent Attorney”, #2, 2016)
  • “Court observes the principle of legal certainty in the assessment of equivalent features of the invention " (“Patent Attorney”, #2, 2015)
  • Patent claim Interpretation — Global Edition (2014–2015) (“THOMSON”, WEST, Editor-in-Chief Edward D.Manzo, US, 2014)
  • “Sorry, but we did not say that!” (“Patents and Licenses”, #9, 2014, (in co-authorship with L. Krasnov))
  • “Technical result is alive and will live further” (“Patent Attorney”, #3, 2014)
  • “Patent rights according to the Civil Code of Russian Federation” (“Patent”, 3rd edition, 2014)
  • “Interpretation of scope of rights of patent claims and the doctrine of equivalents in contemporary Russian Patent Law” (“Patent”, 2014)
  • “About reference of technical documentation to a product in which the invention can be used” (“Patents and Licenses”, #1, 2014 (in co-authorship with L. Krasnov))
  • “Limitations of signs of broad interpretation of patent claims” (“Patent Attorney”, #2, 2014)
  • “Ukrainian patent and Russian jurisdiction of the patent law” (“Patents and Licenses”, #3, 2014)
  • “Trademarks contradicting to the public interest and principles of humanity and morality” (“Patents and Licenses”, #2, 2014)
  • “Is an interpretation of exhaustion of right on a patented method of a device automatic functioning so hypothetic?” (“Patent Attorney”, #1, 2014)
  • “Is an interpretation of exhaustion of right on a patented method of a device automatic functioning so hypothetic?” (“Patent Attorney”, #1, 2014)
  • “Trademarks contradicting to the public interest and principles of humanity and morality” (“Patents and Licenses”, #2, 2014)
  • “No word does not mean no effect” (“Intellectual property rights court”, #2, 2013)
  • “Commentary to the Chapter 72 „Patent Right“ of the Russian Civil Code” (online edition of “Consultant +" and “Garant”, 3rd Edition, 2013)
  • “Equivalent features in the right of prior use and posterior use” (“Patents and Licenses”, #12, 2013)
  • “Technical result is not a consequence of using only “Machinery in Iron” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2013)
  • “Good bye, patent troll!” (“Patent Attorney”, #5, 2013)
  • “Classification of technical documents as a type of the actual use of an invention” (“Citizen and law”, #8, 2013 (in co-authorship with L. Krasnov))
  • “God works in mysterious ways, and infringement of a patent for a group of inventions particularly” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 8, 2013)
  • “Dispute over an expired patent” (“Patent Attorney”, #4, 2013)
  • “Expanding of the arsenal of means is not a universal technical result” (“Patent Attorney”, #3, 2013)
  • “About an invention recognition used in technical documentation” (“Patents and Licenses”, #6, 2013)
  • “Acceptance of technical result changes in the process of application examination” (“Patents and Licenses”, #5, 2013)
  • “Wished as its better…” (“Patents and Licenses”, #4, 2013 (in co-authorship with L. Krasnov))
  • “Do the Supreme Arbitration Court of Russian Federation and Rospatent doubt about the possibility of protection of inventions with claims on application?” (“Patent Attorney”, #1, 2013)
  • “What was amended in drafts of the Administrative regulations of Russian PTO?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #12, 2012)
  • “Russia’s WTO membership and services of patent attorneys” (“Patent Attorney”, # 6, 2012)
  • “Again about setting an applying date by fax” (“Patent Attorney”, #5, 2012)
  • “Excuse me teacher but I am not a student any more” (“Patent Attorney”, #4, 2012)
  • “Consequences of recognizing of a part of a patent as invalid” (“Patents and Licenses”, #7, 2012)
  • “Presidium of the Supreme arbitration court of the Russian Federation and the doctrine of estoppel” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2012)
  • What is passed together with the right of prior use — enterprise or manifacture?” (“Patent Attorney”, #3, 2012)
  • „Reflection of invention in technical documentation isn’t considered as a use thereof“ („Patents and Licenses“, #5, 2012)
  • „Accuracy of law enforcement must be doubtless“ („Patent Attorney“, #1, 2012)
  • „Patent claim interpretation — Global Edition“ („THOMSON“ WEST, Editor-in-Chief Edward D.Manzo, US, 2011–2012)
  • „Invention, based on individuality display“ („Patent Attorney“, #6, 2011)
  • „Invention for application: issue is solved“ („Patents and Licenses“, #11, 2011)
  • „Guide to examination of applications for inventions — a long-awaited step forward“ („Patents and Licenses“, #10, 2011)
  • „Comedy in two acts on a stage of Russian PTO“ („Patent Attorney“, #4, 2011)
  • „Disputes over compensation for service inventions“ („Patents and Licenses“, #8, 2011)
  • „Quantitative features in patent claims and their interpretation“ („Patent Attorney“, #3, 2011)
  • „The doctrine of estoppel in the controversy over patent infringement“ („Patents and Licenses“, #6, 2011)
  • „Love is a ring, and ring has no beginning and no end“, or narration about interpretation of constructive features“ („Patents and Licenses“, #5, 2011)
  • „News on patent regulations under the Eurasian Patent Convention“ („Patent Attorney“, #2, 2011)
  • „Commentary to the Chapter 72 „Patent law“ of the Russian Civil Code“ (online edition of „Consultant +" and „Garant“, 2010)
  • „Trademark: where are the boundaries of morality?“ („Patent Attorney“, #1, 2011)
  • „Why the court has referred to the Paris convention norms?“ („Patents and Licenses“, #3, 2011)
  • „Patent law according to the Civil Code of Russian Federation (paragraph-to-paragraph commentary, practice of application, contemplation)“ („Patent“, 2nd edition, 2011)
  • „Amendments proposed to the Chapter 72 „Patent law“ of the Civil Code of Russia“ („Patents and Licenses“, #2, 2011)
  • „Grace period for novelty: problems of use“ („Patents and Licenses“, #1, 2011)
  • „Do not judge and you will not be judged“ („Patents and Licenses“, #12, 2010)
  • „Utility models in a patent law of Russia today“ („Patent“, 2010)
  • „One is happy in Russia and the other one — in Eurasia“ („Patent Attorney“, #6, 2010)
  • „When indirect protection of a product by method operates?“ („Patents and Licenses“, #11, 2010)
  • „Extension of a period of patent validity with the claims on application or Europe will help us“ („Patents and Licenses“, #10, 2010)
  • “About patent conflict, „I wonder who’s getting shafted“ („Patents and Licenses“, #9, 2010)
  • “How the use of a concealed feature of a patented method has been set?” (“Patent Attorney”, #4, 2010)
  • “Special technical features, unity of invention and position of the EAPO” (“Patents and Licenses”, #7, 2010)
  • “Checking the validity of claimed amount of the rights in the claims with alternative features. Where is it?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #6, 2010)
  • “When suspensive conditions and features from mathematical expression in the claims are considered as used” (“Patents and Licenses”, #5, 2010)
  • “Commentary to the chapter 72 „Patent Right“ of the Russian Civil Code” (electronic edition of “Consultant +" and “Garant”, 2010)
  • “Again about partial assignment of a patent” (“Patents and Licenses”, #2, 2010)
  • “Utility model, administrative regulations and Civil Code” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 1, 2010)
  • “Possibility of recognition of indirect patent infringement is legitimized” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2009)
  • “Right of prior use and product import” (“Patent Attorney”, #5, 2009)
  • “Application in Russia shall be, but under whose flag?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #10, 2009)
  • “Incorrect notice of a rightholder and its consequences” (“Patents and Licenses”, #9, 2009 (co-author Aleksey Ivanov)
  • “Inventions, administrative regulations and Civil Code (“Patents and Licenses”, #8, 2009)
  • “Courts correct the mistakes of the Chamber of patent disputes” (“Patents and Licenses”, #7, 2009)
  • “Exhaustion and patented method” (“Patents and Licenses” #4, # 5, 2009)
  • “Acquisition of distinctiveness by trademarks” (“Patent Attorney”, #3, 2009)
  • “Industrial designs, the Civil Code and the administrative regulations of Russian PTO” (“Patents and Licenses” #3, 2009)
  • “Patent law according to the Civil Code of Russian Federation (paragraph-to-paragraph commentary, application practice, contemplation)” (“Patent”, 2009)
  • “Is it possible to „kill“ a „suicide“ patent?” (“Patent Attorney”, #1, 2009)
  • “Are the three pillars that a trademark owner lean on homogeneous?” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 2, 2009)
  • “From patent claims change to doctrine of equivalents and extinction of unlawful use” (“Patent”, 2008)
  • “Patent Claim Interpretation — Global Edition” (“THOMSON”, US,)
  • “Infringement of the Russian and Eurasian method patent” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2008)
  • “Using a sledgehammer to crack a nut or by the way” (“Patents and Licenses”, #11, 2008)
  • “What an unpleasant surprise or saga about black & white trademarks” (“Patent Attorney”, #5, 2008)
  • “Violation of the invention unity according to the new rules of the Eurasian Patent Organization and the Civil Code of Russian Federation, Part 4” (“Patents and Licenses”, #10, 2008)
  • “Conflict of a patent law: is the new approach of the supreme commercial court of Russian Federation reasonable?” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 9, 2008 (in co-authorship with Evgeny Dedkov))
  • “Is it possible to make a partial assignment of a patent?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #8, 2008)
  • “Generally accepted terms, Lord Kelvin and trademarks” (“Patent Attorney” #4, 2008)
  • “Changes in authors team should be permitted by administrative order” (“Patents and Licenses”, #6, 2008 (in co-authorship with Elena Judina)
  • “Even two letters of consent have not convinced the Chamber of patent disputes” (“Patent Attorney”, #3, 2008)
  • “Do not bite off more than you can chew” (“Patents and Licenses”, #5, 2008)
  • “Why the interim protection is cut down?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #4, 2008)
  • “Trademarks and Items of world cultural heritage” (“Patents and Licenses”, #3, 2008)
  • “All rise, this Court is now in session” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 2, 2008)
  • “Which application documents are available for everybody?” (“Patent Attorney”, #1, 2008)
  • “Claims for application or opposition” (“Patents and Licenses”, #12, 2007)
  • “Trademarks on the edge or joking apart!” (“IP Exchange”, #7, 2007)
  • “Possibilities to change claims of an invention or utility model while considering the objection against patent grant” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2007)
  • “Open use and invalidity of a patent” (publishing center “Patent”, 2007)
  • “Subclaims” (“Patent Attorney”, #5, 2007)
  • “Trademarks and the right of prior use” (“Patent Attorney”, #4, 2007)
  • “Open use method and invention novelty” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 6, 2007)
  • “Letters of consent and trademarks with non-protectable elements” (“Patent Attorney”, #3, 2007)
  • “How tricky the „tricky questions“ are, and is materialism appropriate in the patent law?” (“Patents and Licenses”, № 5, 2007)
  • “When a trademark is not considered to be used” (“Patent Attorney”, #2, 2007)
  • “What is fraught with agents unfair trademark registration” (“Patent Attorney”, #1, 2007)
  • “Technical solution and the technical result in the patent legislation of Russia” (“Patents and Licenses”, # 1, 2007)
  • “And folk shall keep the patent path well-trodden” (“Inventing”, № 7, 2006)
  • “Trademarks: abuse of right” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2006)
  • “Are „Patent Trolls“ going to appear on the Russian Market?” (“Inventing”, #9, 2006)
  • “For whom does the new expert methodology work?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #9, 2006)
  • “Right of prior use and conscientious purchasers” (“Patents and Licenses”, #5, 2006)
  • “Utility model expertise: is worth considering” (“Patents and Licenses”, #8, 2006)
  • “Public use, prior use and inventions novelty” (2nd edition of “Patent”, 2006)
  • “Is it possible to patent signals, radiations, fields?” (“Patents and Licenses”, #7, 2006)
  • “What features are to be considered equivalent?” (“Patent Attorney”, #4, 2006)
  • “No product — no appellation of origin” (“Patents and Licenses”, #4, 2006)
  • “Ability to deny an invention novelty does not prove the absence of novelty” (“Inventing”, #2, 2006)
  • “What do claims for method of product use protect?” (“Patent Attorney”, #6, 2005)
  • “Utility model novelty search while patent cancellation” (“Patents and Licenses”, #12, 2005)
  • “US claims for industrial designs and the Russian list of essential features” (“Patents and Licenses”, #4, 2005)
  • “Legal status of trademark non-protectable elements” (“Patent Attorney”, #2, 2005)
  • “Textile patenting” (series of articles, Moscow, 2004)


  • “Evolution of a doctrine of equivalents in the national legislation” (12th annual seminar “IP strategies for company’s successful development”, Moscow, April 2014)
  • “Infringement and exhaustion of a patent right”, “Doctrine of equivalents (theory and Russian practice)” (II corporate IP forum held by the SIBUR Holding, Moscow, February 2014)
  • “Patent trolls mutation on Russian market” (11th annual seminar “IP strategies for company’s successful development” Moscow, April 2013)
  • “How to avoid the loss of rights to know-how?” (international conference “Knowledge management and innovations: lessons learned from technology leaders”, Moscow, December 2012)
  • “Doctrine of equivalents (theory and Russian practice) (round-table conference “Using the doctrine of equivalents in Russian Federation — theory and practice”, St. Petersburg, November 2012)
  • “Changing the claims of the invention, Russian and Eurasian aspects (actual and future procedures) (10th annual seminar “IP strategies for company’s successful development” Moscow, April 2012)
  • “Peculiarities of interpretation of signs during the patentability and use evaluation of inventions (utility models) (9th annual conference “Intellectual property: from reliable protection to effective managing”, November 2011)
  • “Prior use and open use of inventions and utility models” (9th annual seminar “IP strategies for company’s successful development” Moscow, April 2011)
  • “Some peculiarities of interpreting of the features during patentability assessment and application of the inventions (utility models)” (9th annual seminar “IP Strategies for Company’s Successful Development”, Moscow, April 2011)
  • “Protection of products against the claims of utility model patent owner (as exemplified by judicial dispute on Japanese shock-absorbers distribution and a patent cancellation by Russian PTO) (IV annual IP seminar on protection and enforcement of IP rights, Kazan, December 2010)
  • “Subtraction of a patent after the Chamber of Patent Disputes having received the objection” (VI annual conference “Three years with the fourth part of the Russian Civil Code”, Moscow region, “Zarya”, December 2010)
  • “Japanese shock absorbers and Russian utility models: lessons of contradiction” (12th annual conference “St. Petersburg collegial readings — 2010”, St. Petersburg, June 2010)
  • “Japanese shock absorbers and Russian utility models: lessons of contradiction” (8th annual seminar “IP Strategies for Company’s Successful Development”, Moscow, April 2010)
  • “Claims on „application“ in Sussian and the Eurasian Patent Office” (13th annual conference of Russian PTO “Practice of legal protection of IP Objects under administrative regulations”, Moscow, October 2009)
  • “Opportunities and legal consequences of changes in patent claims” (seminar “Actual problems of IP Protection in Russia”, Ekaterinburg, April 21st, 2009, Perm, April 2009)
  • “Main differences of protection and use of inventions in Russian and Eurasian Patent Law” (Seminar “The strategy of protection and an IP managing of a company”, Moscow, April 2008)
  • “Absence of novelty while open use of the invention, utility model or industrial design (seminar “The strategy of protection and an IP managing of a company”, Moscow, April 2007)
  • “Peculiarities of utility models expertise” (seminar “The strategy of protection and an IP managing of a company”, Moscow, April 2007)
  • “Protection of signals and radiation fields, set forth in PCT applications” (seminar in Ukrainian PTO, Kiev, May 2006)
  • “Prior use and open use of inventions and utility models” (seminar “Actual problems of IP Protection in Russia”, Ekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk, April 2006)
  • “Patent law combating intellectual property infringement in Russia” (workshop “The strategy of protection and an IP managing of a company”, Moscow, April 2006)
  • Consulting of a Russian distributor of a large Japanese company on patent non-infringement issues and cancellation of several third parties' Russian and Eurasian patents which were blocking the shock-absorbers' imports of the client.
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