Cebu City – The ninth Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow organized by the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) held on 13 June 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Cebu City highlighted the significance of securing IP of technologies prior to dissemination.
The IP Roadshow is a series of events in support to the commercialization of 500 DOST-generated technologies which aims to strengthen the country’s IP and technology portfolios nationwide.
DOST Region VII Assistant Regional Director Jesus F. Zamora, Jr. urged the participants from research and development institutes (RDI) and state universities and colleges (SUC) to consider IP ownership as a priority.
Likewise, DOST-TAPI’s Engr. Janeth C. Vidal and Engr. Richelle C. Malaay served as resource speakers and discussed the basic IP rights, DOST-TAPI’s programs and services, and the revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act 10055 or the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009.
Also discussed were the requirements for DOST-TAPI’s Intellectual Property Rights Assistance Program (IPRAP) including the Invention Disclosure Form (IDF).
The activity coincided with the conduct of the 2019 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibits (RICE) and the Regional Science and Technology Week in Central Visayas.
For the past six months, the IP Roadshow was conducted in Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Eastern Visayas, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), Western Visayas, CARAGA, Cagayan Valley, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Central Visayas.
The Cebu leg was in collaboration with DOST Region VII and was attended by 15 participants in Central Visayas.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Maricon R. Avila