DOST-TAPI remodels IP audit approach

IP Audit

Ensuring the market-readiness and smooth commercialization of the technologies of the research and development institutes (RDI), the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) recently upgraded its approaches for Intellectual Property (IP) Audit.

The remodeled approach focuses IP protection towards an accelerated and prioritized commercialization as opposed to the obsolete identification of IP assets for protection.

“This inspired us to administer the IP Audit in order to fast-track the adoption and commercialization of DOST-funded and -generated technologies,” said Atty. Marion Ivy D. Decena, Chief Science Research Specialist of DOST-TAPI.

The initiative is in support to the project of commercializing of 500 DOST-generated technologies and strengthening the country’s IP and technology portfolios which determines the technologies qualified for IP application and valuation by assessing their technology readiness levels.

“DOST-TAPI prioritizes the mining of IP potentials from DOST RDIs to ensure that technologies are protected,” said Atty. Decena

She added that the efforts of the Institute have increased the IP filings from 245 in 2014 to 908 in 2018, a factor that may have contributed in the improved Global Innovation Index’s rating of the Philippines this year.

Spearheaded by the Program Manager on IP Valuation, Glenda C. Rima expressed her hopes in the continued increase of competitive innovations and technologies from RDIs.

“We are optimistic that our RDIs appreciate the value of innovation and the consequent effect to our country’s economy as we envision our nation to effectively utilize technological innovations,” said Rima.

Decena echoed the same objective and underscored the need for stronger and firm engagement with the RDIs.

The specialized IP audits are performed in the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI), Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI), Metals Industry Research and Development Center (DOST-MIRDC), Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI), Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI), and Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI).

DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Maricon R. Avila