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UPV ITSO conducts Patent Search Seminar for CFOS

With the increasing disclosure of inventions received from UP Visayas College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), the Innovation and Technology Support Office (ITSO) under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development of UP Visayas conducted the Patent Information and Documentation Search Seminar Workshop for the College on July 21-22, 2015 at the Conference Room of the New Administration Building, UPV Miagao Campus.

UPV Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, Dr. Evelyn T. Belleza, welcomed the participating faculty and REPS led by Dean of CFOS, Dr. Crispino A. Saclauso. The other eight participants were Scientists, Dr. Mary Jane Amar and Dr. Erlinda Naret; Research Assistants, Ernesto del Rosario Jr, Marj Gem Bunda, and Jan Michael Genesila; Laboratory Technician, Rosana Alama; CFOS Instructor, Cristy Acabado; and Inventor, Noel Nacisvalencia. 

According to Belleza, “these inventions, disclosed either verbal or written, should be assessed in order to process any potential technologies for the Intellectual Property (IP) application to the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhl).” 

UPV ITSO Manager, Ms. Milyn C. Leghid, gave an overview of the Intellectual Property System and emphasized the importance of protecting the Intellectual Property. Leghid’s lecture and workshop covered, among others, the patent search strategies and the route from IP protection to commercialization. 

Leghid was accompanied by ITSO technical-experts Ms. Mayflor Muegue of the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) and Ms. Hilda Luzille Medrano of the School of Technology (SOTECH). 

Moreover, Mr. Joenell Projillo of the IPOPhl Field Office stationed at the Department of Trade and Industry VI Office gave a lecture on IP application process and requirements. 

An objective of the two-day seminar workshop is also to come up with at least five patent applications from the CFOS to be filed with IPOPhl under the Juan’s Thousand Invention or the Patent Invention Package Program which will end this year. ITSO would also like to identify potential members of the College’s faculty and REPS who may be interested to form part of the pool of IP experts in the University. 

By: Janerie V. Octavio

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