The Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) conducted the Information Drive on the Amended DOST Intellectual Property (IP)-related Policies on 09-10 October 2019 at Midas Hotel, Pasay City.
Aimed to disseminate the amended IP-related policies, the two-day event created an orientation among the DOST Regional Offices as well as the state universities and colleges (SUC) and higher education institutions (HEI).
“We would like to help you clearly identify your roles in IP Protection and Management of your R&D works,” said Mr. Romeo M. Javate, Supervising Science Research Specialist and Officer-in-Charge of the Investment and Business Operations Division (IBOD) of the DOST-TAPI.
Javate also emphasized the changes made in the DOST IP-related policies affect the participants’ different research processes and transactions during his welcome remarks.
Since the enactment of the Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 or Republic Act (RA) 10055 into law in 2010, the DOST has been vigorously initiating activities to support the RA’s goal to successfully transfer government-funded R&D results for the benefit of the Filipino people.
RA 10055 expanded DOST’s function in calling for a regular national conference of government funding agencies, and research and development institutes (RDI) to promote multidisciplinary, joint and cross collaboration in R&D, coordinate and rationalize the R&D agenda, and harmonize all R&D priorities.
Moreover, the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Act requires the DOST to define a policy on IP and lay down the institutional mechanisms for technology transfer activities.
“The amended DOST IP-related policies are for the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the law,” explained Atty. Lucieden Raz, consultant of IBOD during her discussion of the amended IRR, DOST IP Policies, and Technology Transfer Protocol of DOST-RDIs.
Likewise, Atty. Marion Ivy Decena, Chief SRS of the Invention Development Division (IDD) of the DOST-TAPI presented the Guidelines on Fairness Opinion Report (FOR) and Written Recommendation while Atty. Ma. Gladys C. Vilchez, consultant of the IDD tackles the IP Management Protocol of DOST-Government Funding Agency and Policy on Governing Contract Research.
“We hope that we can better serve our current and potential clients with proper healing of R&D outputs and its IPs,” added Javate.
The event is first of the series of information campaign planned throughout the country and was attended by almost a hundred participants.
Launching of the Technology Transfer Day Website
Subsequently, the Technology Transfer Day (TTD)’s official website was launched during the event.
The TTD website is a one-stop online source of all the technologies generated and funded by the DOST RDIs and Councils.
Included in the website are brief descriptions of the technologies, photos, contact information of the technology generators as well as the Technology Licensing Offices (TLO), and basic information and requirements for licensing agreements.
For more information on technology transfer, please visit techtrans.dost.gov.ph.
DOST-TAPI S&T Media Service
Mary Anichie C. Itoh