Dr. Kamil Idris has revealed some grave warnings about the increase of globalization. According to him the beauty of an interconnected world bears the ugliness of theft, piracy, counterfeiting, and an increased backlog in patent application processing. Forget money. A connected world has trade secrets, innovation, and ideas to steal and they are far more valuable.
A Sudanese national, international civil servant, and former diplomat Dr. Idris is the sitting President of the International Court of Arbitration and Mediation. Dr. Idris has a Bachelor of Law from Khartoum University and holds a Bachelor of Arts for Philosophy, Political Science, and Economic Theories from Cairo University. He is a foremost expert in the field of globalization and understand well the complexities international collaboration present. He also understands the benefits as well.
Globalization allows for developing countries, poor nations, and rich nations to share innovation. To better the quality of life with increased technology, collaboration, global creativity, and the fostering of ideas. The possibilities are vast and very beneficial, but the graft and stealing has to be dealt with first. Sharing ideas also means said ideas can be stolen. For globalization to work is has to be monitored, secured, and regulated. Big countries cannot be allows to buyout all patent purchasing, smaller companies need assist to be able to compete, and collaborations needs to contain protection for both nations involved. This is why Dr. Idris believes the answer to be a stronger IP infrastructure.
A recent example of the problem facing globalization is a collaborative exploit by U.S. social media giant Facebook, and the Chinese government. The project was designed to create a photo-sharing app. The production required Facebook to share operational information with China. In such a case this information could then be turned around and used in the development of a Chinese social media site on par with Facebook. This would represent a theft of intellectual property. A tighter infrastructure would protect against this by passing policies to protect Facebook, restrict the Chinese government, and allows restitution of profit if the government decided to use the technology themselves.