INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Aims to develop IP culture in Region 2 through the establishment of an Intellectual Property Satellite Office (IPSO) to facilitate and deliver quality patent applications among consortia members, inventors, SMEs and researchers in the region.

 

One of the highlights of this year’s accomplishments was the victory of Dr. Romulfo Sanchez, professor at Nueva Vizcaya State University – Bayombong Campus, as he bagged the 1st prize award under the Outstanding Industrial Design Category for his entry Utility Ladder during the National Invention Contests and Exhibits (NICE) held last July 10-14, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

 

Technical assistance to local inventors and researchers in the region was also provided by the Field Operation Services (FOS). Expert from Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPhil) was tapped to conduct orientation seminars on basic IP. A total of 8 seminars were conducted focused on Trademark, Utility Model, Industrial Design, IP Policy and Technical Research and Invention Preparation. Likewise, one-on-one consultations were conducted to give technical advice and assist applicant in filling-up application forms for the registration of their IP rights. A total of 26 IP applications were received; 12 filed, 12 on-going document evaluations by IPOPhil and 2 certificates of registration granted.

The FOS also facilitated funding for the prototype fabrication of Dr. Romeo Seguban’s project, Research Director of Isabela State University Ilagan Campus, entitled Multipurpose Overhauling Apparatus. The project costs P 20,100.00.

 

List of IP Seminars Conducted

 

ACTIVITIES

DATE

VENUE

NO. OF PAX

Seminar on Trademark, Utility Model, Industrial Design and IP Policy

March 12, 2012

Batanes State College, Basco, Batanes

50

Seminar on Trademark, Utility Model and Industrial Design

 

March 14, 2012

LGU Itbayat Conference Room, Itbayat, Batanes

30

Seminar-Workshop on Technological Research and Invention Preparation and Formulation of IP Policy

 

April 2-4, 2012

ISU Ilagan, Isabela

50

Seminar on Intellectual Property

(Trademark, Utility Model and Industrial Design, Invention)

 

 

May 15,2012

LGU Alfonso Castaṅeda Conference Room, Alfonso Castaṅeda, Nueva Vizcaya

35

Orientation Seminar on Intellectual Property

(Trademark, Utility Model, Industrial Design and Invention) and One-on-One Consultations

 

June 27-28,2012

Nagtipunan, Quirino

30

Seminar on Intellectual Property

(Trademark, Utility Model and Industrial Design)

 

August 14, 2012

LGU Nagtipunan Gymnasium, Nagtipunan, Quirino

40

Orientation Seminar on Intellectual Property

(Trademark, Utility Model, Industrial Design, Invention and IP Policy) and One-on-One Consultation

September 12, 2012

College of Engineering, ISU Echague, Isabela

15

Seminar on Intellectual Property

(Trademark, Utility Model and Industrial Design)

November 5, 2012

LGU Cabantuan Gymnasium, Cabatuan, Isabela

45

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS – 295