IFSU Intellectual Property Center holds training on Patent Search, Patent Mining

In celebration of #NationalIntellectualPropertyMonth, the Intellectual Property Creative Works and Technology Business Management Center (IPCWTBMC) of Ifugao State University (IFSU) conducted a four-day workshop and mentoring session on Patent Search and Patent Mining for University researchers at the Multipurpose hall, IFSU Lamut Campus from April 25-27, 2023.

Patent search and patent mining are two essential tools for researchers and inventors to analyze and identify gaps in the capabilities of their innovation systems to enhance their research output. The workshop aimed to equip the university's researchers with the necessary skills and knowledge on patent search and patent mining.

The resource speakers for the event were Engineers Wilfredo O. Calaguan, Francis Louise Gutierrez, Ma. Concepcion Zabala, together with Ms. Brianne Nicole Sanchez, and Ms. Ma. Winelma M. Garcia, all from the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines. They shared their expertise on the subject matter and provided valuable insights on the importance of intellectual property rights protection.

During the workshop, ten research outputs were produced and critiqued for their utility model, copyright, and patent. The university's researchers worked closely with the resource speakers to evaluate and identify possible patentable ideas, which could be further developed and registered under their names.

As of writing, the team is currently at the IFSU Potia campus as part of their caravan and will be heading to the other campuses next week.