In coordination with Intellectual Property Office (IPO) of the Philippines. R1HRDC Conducted a Seminar/Workshop on Patent Drafting for Inventors, Academe and Researchers
To protect the ideas, invention, discoveries of our local researchers, such idea stemmed from the request of the researchers, heads and member institutions who are conducting research proposals, the R1HRDC through its Capability Building Committee conducted a seminar workshop on intellectual property rights held last October 2-4, 2017 at El Cielito Hotel Baguio City.
This 3-day event was led by the able resource speaker Engr. Emmanuel Mendoza, the Area Manager for IP Field Operations from Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. He imparted his knowledge about the rules and procedures on how to protect patents, copyrights, trademarks and other forms of IPRs, as well as the RA 10055 or the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009. The lecture gave emphasis on the exclusive IP rights to produce, the opportunities that includes sales, licensing, various types of strategic business partnerships or alliances and the possible establishment of joint ventures locally and internationally.
It was participated in by 30 capable and aspiring researchers from the different stakeholders of the consortium such as the academe and health institutions throughout the region, thereby protecting their rights and properties.
This kind of training is a good avenue in encouraging our health researchers to create valuable ideas in developing a study that they can call their own.