IPO considering on intellectual
property for S&T
Very The Intellectual
Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHIL) will be conducting
a three-day seminar on intellectual property protection for
science and technology aimed at educational and private
institutions that have research and development programs
specific to S&T.
The seminar, to be held at the IPOPHIL office in Makati City, is
expected to develop advocates and legal experts’ awareness of
intellectual property rights and the importance of patent
documents as a source of technical information
Participants would be provided basic knowledge on patent
classification based on the rules of the International
Classification System and instill in the practice of conducting
patent searches prior to conducting research and development
Legal experts and professors will deliver presentations on
various topics including an overview on the country’s IP system,
the role of patent system in the economic and industrial growth
of developed countries and on enhancing the indigenous
creativity through the utility model and industrial designs.
IPOPHIL Director General Adrian Cristobal Jr. explained that
intellectual property is an asset for schools and universities
as they could earn or benefit from the commercialization of
their patented products.
He added that knowledge in intellectual property rights is also
a major tool in the negotiations for technology transfer and
licenses and agreement.
“On the other hand, the patent search will also help them avoid
duplication in their R&D efforts, give strongest protection to
their inventions and will help them defend their inventions
during the course of patent prosecution,” Cristobal said.
The University of the Philippines Diliman has been engaged in
various research projects and activities including textbook
writing, creating writing, research programs and public papers.
Between the years 2000 up to 2005 the UP faculty has conducted a
yearly average of 340 research projects, mostly from its science
and technology cluster, followed by the management and
economics, social sciences and law and the arts and letters
posted 11:12pm (Mla time) April 06, 2006
By Alexander Villafania