𝐈𝐅𝐒𝐔 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐈𝐏 𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠
Intellectual Property Creative Works and Technology Business Management Center (IPCWTBMC) of Ifugao State University (IFSU) held a four-day seminar-workshop on Intellectual Property and Patent Drafting for University researchers and faculty members at the Center for Foreign and Japan Studies, IFSU Main Campus on June 7-10, 2022.
Resource Speaker Dr. Jonathan Winston L. Salvacion, Dean of Graduate Studies and Certified Patent Agent of Mapua Institute of Technology talked about the Concept of Intellectual Property (IP), its forms and its nature; the Difference between Authorship and Ownership of IP; the Importance of IP; and Aspects of the notion of IP protection.
Meanwhile, Dr. Napoleon K. Taguiling, Campus Executive Director, highlighted the importance of research as a performance indicator in the State Universities and Colleges (SUC) leveling as well as the professional growth of individuals.
Dr. Marissa P. Bulong, Vice President for Research Development and Extension Training Services (RDET), conveyed that the University recognizes the role of the patent system as a driver of research and further innovation.
“We hope that through this initiative, it will encourage more research inventors to seek international protection for their inventions since IFSU researchers have a large number of research inputs whose outcomes could be translated into intellectual property,” Dr. Bulong said.
Dr. Moses B. Appoy Director for IPCWTBMC disclosed that in the recent National Budget Circular (NBC 461) which sets the latest guidelines in the promotion and standardization of salary of faculty and administrators, the University garnered 5 points in the Utility Model and 7 points in patenting.
“We urge faculty and researchers not only to publish their research but to protect their technologies derived from research outputs. They can also receive cash incentives - 1 copyright for PhP10,000, a Utility model for PhP30,000, and a Patent for PhP 50,000,” claimed Dr. Appoy.
Twenty-three outputs were presented by the participants with 22 Utility Models and 1 Patent.